In the seventh part of 1851’s interview series with Bo Jackson, the legendary athlete and entrepreneur discusses his role as a "sports hero."
This is the seventh in a 10-part exclusive interview series with Bo Jackson, where the entrepreneur and legendary star athlete shares stories of his childhood, what motivates him in his business career, the nature of today’s younger generation, how he balances work, family and his spare time, his philosophy on achieving success and much more. Stay tuned for the eighth part of our series coming this Friday, October 19.
Bo Jackson achieved a level of success and fame in both football and baseball that many young athletes can only dream about achieving - however, the legendary star told 1851 that he “accidentally stumbled into sports” and used sports as a platform to get to college and ultimately to launch his business career.
In the seventh part of Jackson’s exclusive 10-part interview series with 1851 Franchise, Jackson said that at a young age he had another career path in mind.
“If there was no Bo Jackson the sports guy, there would have been a Captain, a Sergeant, a Lieutenant or a General Jackson in the military. Period. No doubt about it,” he told 1851.
However, even with the tremendous fame that came from his success in sports - and the pop culture sensation “Bo Knows” advertising campaign with Nike - Jackson added that he remained humble.
“I didn’t take anything for granted. I didn’t take my four years at Auburn for granted. I didn’t take my time in the NFL or in Major League Baseball for granted. I cherished every day that I was able to do what I do because, like I said, I used that as a platform to get me to the next level,” Jackson told 1851.
To watch the full clip, check out the video above. You can also find the sixth part of 1851’s exclusive interview series here.