The Kansas City Royals announced on Wednesday that former Auburn football and baseball star Bo Jackson has been named to their Hall of Fame.

Jackson, a native of Bessemer, will be inducted during an on-field ceremony on June 29 before the Royals game against the Cleveland Guardians.

The legendary two-sport star won the Heisman Trophy with Auburn football in 1985 and then spurned the NFL to pursue a career in baseball, signing with the Royals in 1986 after being drafted in the fourth round. Jackson made his Major League Baseball debut later that year and was an instant phenom.

Jackson was named Most Valuable Player of the 1989 MLB All-Star Game, in which he hit a leadoff home run. He led the Royals with a career-best 32 home runs and 105 RBI during that 1989 season and then led the club again with 28 home runs the following season.

Jackson's career with the Royals was cut short after suffering an injury playing for the Los Angeles Raiders of the NFL in 1991.

Auburn baseball's official Twitter account congratulated Jackson for getting named among the all-time Kansas City greats.

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