"I'm just Bo," says Bo Jackson.
He's also just the only athlete ever selected to play in all-star games in two different sports.Jackson was among 82 NFL players elected to the Pro Bowl by their fellow players and coaches in balloting announced Wednesday, joining such Pro Bowl regulars as Lawrence Taylor, Joe Montana, Anthony Munoz and Jerry Rice.
And while Munoz was once a pitcher at Southern California, none of the others has ever played two sports. But not even Munoz came close to being the Most Valuable Player in the major league all-star game, as Jackson was in 1989.
Jackson was informed of the selection by Los Angeles Raiders coach Art Shell, who said the only athlete to compare to Jackson is Jim Brown, who in college starred in basketball and lacrosse but played only football professionally.
"That guy could do anything," Shell said of Brown. "He played a lot of sports, too."
Among the pure football players, the most unique is Taylor, the New York Giants' linebacker who is the first ever to be selected in his first 10 NFL seasons and will become the first man ever to play in 10 Pro Bowls.