Bo Jackson, a former NFL running back for the Los Angeles Raiders and Major League outfielder Bo Jackson is the sole player in the world to have been awarded the status of Pro-Bowler in football as well as Mut 22 coins an All-Star in baseball. That's why, in 1990 American toy maker Tiger Electronics released a handheld game that let players play alongside Jackson on both fields of baseball and football. The following one came out in the year 2000. Nintendo dropped Bo Jackson's Hit and Run for Game Boy and Bo Jackson Baseball for the Nintendo Entertainment System.
But his string of games wouldn't be possible without the virtual stardom that he earned in 1989's Tecmo Bowl, the first console game that earned an official license from the NFL to show players' their name, appearance and image. To this day, Jackson in Tecmo Bowl and 1991's Tecmo Super Bowl is considered to be among the best video game avatars. He's also Michael Vick from Madden NFL 2004.
Madden was first released to PC in 1988 during Jackson's sophomore season in the NFL. But due to licensing problems and a hip fracture during that 1990 NFL season that forced his premature retirement from football, Jackson never played Madden during his playing years. It wasn't until 2014 when Jackson was able to make his Madden first appearance in Madden as a special-edition participant in"the Ultimate Team game mode.
On Wednesday, EA Sports announced that not only will Jackson return to the field on his first appearance ever since Madden NFL 15 however, Jackson will also be awarded the privilege of becoming a Madden cover athlete. Nearly 35 years after his NFL career began at the age of 1987 Jackson is set to grace the cover featuring a digital version of Madden NFL 22. Starting on Friday, Madden NFL players will be allowed to play the game virtually. EA Sports also teamed up with Nike to buy Madden 22 coins re-create the famous sportswear brand's Bo Knows ad campaign by adding a digitally rendered model of his iconic shoe that is, which is the Nike Air Bo Turf which is incorporated into the game.