Throwback Thursday: Bo Jackson


Bo Jackson led the Raiders in rushing in 1989 and 1990.

During RB Bo Jackson's brief, but electrifying NFL career, he recorded three of the longest runs in Raiders team history. He is ranked second all-time in franchise history for most rushing yards in a single game with 221 against the Seattle Seahawks in 1987. It was during that game that Jackson ripped off a 91-yard run, the second longest in team history, and bulldozed LB Brian Bosworth at the goal line on a 2-yard TD run.

Jackson led the team in rushing in 1989 and 1990 despite only playing in 11 and 10 games respectively while pulling double-duty with Major League Baseball's Kansas City Royals.

His longest run came against the Cincinnati Bengals, 92 yards, in 1989. Jackson also recorded an 88-yard scamper during a 1990 game against the Bengals. Also in 1990, Jackson helped lead a Raiders comeback at Detroit finishing with 129 yards on the ground including a 55-yard TD run.

The Raiders face the Seahawks, Lions and the Bengals in 2012, the Seahawks and Lions in the preseason and the Bengals in Week 12 of the regular season.

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