Oakland Raiders: Five Of The Greatest Running Backs In Team History

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Mar 21, 2014; Phoenix, AZ, USA; MLB and NFL former star Bo Jackson throws out the first pitch before the game between the Chicago White Sox and the Chicago Cubs at Camelback Ranch. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

5. Bo Jackson (1987-1990)

The only reason Bo isn’t ranked higher on this list is simply because that while playing baseball, he was a part time player for the Raiders. His Silver and Black career was also cut short far too prematurely after an injury sustained in 1991.

Like Allen, Bo is also responsible for one of the NFL’s most iconic plays – the one in which he flattened noted blowhard and loud mouth Brian Bosworth on his way to the endzone. That play endeared him to Raider Nation, and Bosworth’s “career” never really seemed to recover after suffering that sort of humiliation.

Despite his limited playing time for Oakland, Bo still ranks number fourteen on Oakland’s all time rushing list.

At 6’1”, 230 lbs., Jackson was a physical specimen. With sub-4.2 speed in the 40, he was also an athletic freak who excelled in the world of foobtall and baseblly. He remains the only athlete to be named to an All Star team in 2 different, major sports.

Jackson was a truly great one. And Raiders fans are left to wonder would could have been had he not suffered that gruesome injury.

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