Bo Jackson, a former NFL running back with Mut 22 coins the Los Angeles Raiders and Major League outfielder is the only player ever to earn the title of a Pro Bowler in football as well as an All-Star on the baseball field. Then, in 1990 American toy manufacturer Tiger Electronics released a handheld game that lets players play with Jackson on both the baseball and football fields. The next one came out in the year 2000. Nintendo dropped Bo Jackson's Hit and Run for Game Boy as well as Bo Jackson Baseball for the Nintendo Entertainment System.
But the trio of games may not have been possible without the virtual stardom attained by him during 1989's Tecmo Bowl, the first console game to earn an official license by the NFL to showcase players by their name, appearance and image. Today, Jackson in Tecmo Bowl and 1991's Tecmo Super Bowl is considered to be among the best video game avatars, along with Michael Vick from Madden NFL 2004.
Madden was first released to PC in 1988, during Jackson's second season in the NFL. But due to licensing issues and a hip injury sustained during the 1990 NFL season, which forced him to take an early retirement from football, Jackson never played Madden in his playing days. The year 2014 was the first time Jackson was able to make his Madden appearance as a special edition player with"the Ultimate Team game mode.
On Wednesday, EA Sports announced that not only will Jackson be back in the game on his first appearance following Madden NFL 15 in 1987, but Jackson will also get the distinction of being a Madden cover player. More than 35 years after his NFL career began back in 1987 Jackson is set to grace the cover featuring a digital version of Madden NFL 22. Beginning on Friday, players will be in a position to play alongside him in virtual reality. EA Sports also teamed up with Nike to re-create the iconic sportswear brand's Bo Knows ad campaign by using a digitally rendered image of his signature footwear called which is the Nike Air Bo Turf which is incorporated into the game.
Jackson has become the seventh running back designated as a Madden cover athlete. He follows Eddie George (Madden 2001), Marshall Faulk (Madden 2003), Shaun Alexander (Madden 2007), Peyton Hillis (Madden 12), Adrian Peterson and cheapest madden 22 coins Barry Sanders (both Madden 25).