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Old 12-07-2019, 07:53 PM
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Jim Thorpe, hands down. But if for some reason JT doesn't take it, it's gotta be Bo Jackson.
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Sorry to bump an old topic, but Herschel Walker was a great athlete, too. He might have been as good as Bo Jackson.

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Sorry to bump an old topic, but Herschel Walker was a great athlete, too. He might have been as good as Bo Jackson.
Yeah, he was another guy who was just damned good in so many areas. He was a ridiculously talented running back (and receiver and kick returner), of course, but also:
- State champion (in high school) and All-American (in college) as a sprinter in track and field
- Competed in the 1992 Winter Olympics on the U.S. bobsled team
- Went 2-0 as a mixed martial arts fighter, at age 48
- Holds a fifth-degree black belt in taekwondo
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Walker is also a good cook!

https://www.ajc.com/blog/radiotvtalk...ti3N5JdB0UgVP/

(Okay that’s not an athletic achievement.)
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