Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 5/7/13
One scout knew how good Bo Jackson would be, calling him the 'Best pure athlete in America' A Heisman Trophy winner, a Pro-Bowler and an MLB All-Star -- not to mention a video game legend , as well -- Bo Jackson has long been considered one of the greatest athletes of all time. And somewhere out there, there's a baseball scout who can say, definitively, that he knew that what Bo would know as a pro. Observe, this scouting report on a 22-year-old Jackson from 1985, Jackson's junior year at Auburn, which popped up on Reddit late Monday night: Jackson hadn't even played baseball in the spring of 1984 after separating his shoulder during the 1983 fall football season. But the year off didn't do much to discourage the scout, identified as "Gonzales" on the form, who described Jackson as "the best pure athlete in America today." As for the actual ratings, Gonzales graded Jackson at "above average" or "very good" in every category but one, docking him in the "hitting ability" category,...
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