Which 3 MLB players are in the College Football Hall of Fame?
Though they made their marks in baseball, these three athletes are the only ones who were so good in two baseball and football that they are in the College Football Hall of Fame:
- Auburn RB Bo Jackson (Royals, White Sox, Angels)
- Mississippi QB Jack Gibbs (Yankees)
- Michigan State WR Kirk Gibson (Tigers, Dodgers, Royals, Pirates)
Bo Jackson went on to have a four-year career with the NFL’s Raiders, including a Pro Bowl appearance, so his inclusion isn’t much of a surprise.
Gibson and Gibbs, however, left football for a pro career in baseball.
Gibbs was a backup catcher for the New York Yankees in the 1960s.
Gibson had the most playing-field success of the trio, hitting the icon home run that won the 1988 World Series for the Los Angeles Dodgers before he was named Manager of the Year in 2011 for leading the Arizona Diamondbacks to a surprising first-place finish in the NL West.
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