The 1985 Heisman Trophy--winning running back, who played four seasons for the Raiders and eight seasons in MLB, gives advice to Robert Griffin III and reveals the next sport he's trying to master
MAGGIE GRAY: When you're a Heisman Trophy winner like yourself and RG3 and you walk into a professional locker room for the first time, what are the challenges that come with that?
BO JACKSON: There aren't any major ones. You really just have to continue to do the things that got you to that locker room in the first place. That's all. You really shouldn't feel like you have to prove yourself. Just by making it there you've already done enough to impress someone and have them have faith in you. You just have to stay humble, fit in and let everything else take care of itself on the field.
September 14, 2015
MG: If you had to do it all over again, would you have played just one sport?
BJ: I would not change a thing. Not a thing. It's a little different for someone to say that or ask that if they haven't walked in the shoes of a professional athlete. But if my past didn't happen the way it did, I wouldn't be enjoying the present.
MG: What sport do you find yourself watching the most today?
MG: Golf? Not football or baseball or any of the sports that you played?
BJ: No, none of the sports I played because I know how to do those sports already. I'm trying to learn a new trade.
MG: So what's your handicap?
BJ: As of about three or four years ago my handicap was 4.3. But it has moved up to the lower double digits. I would say maybe a 10 or 11 now.
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