Irvin ("Bo") Roberson (July 23, 1935 – April 15, 2001) was an American track and field athlete and American collegiate and Professional Football player. At Cornell University he excelled in basketball, football and track and field. At the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, Italy he won the silver medal in the long jump, a centimeter short of the Olympic record 8.12 m gold medal jump by Ralph Boston.
After the Olympics, Roberson had a seven-year Pro Football career as a wide receiver in the American Football League with the San Diego Chargers, Oakland Raiders, Buffalo Bills, and Miami Dolphins. He caught three passes for eighty-eight yards in the Bills' 23-0 defeat of the Chargers in the 1965 American Football League Championship Game.
Bo Roberson is the only person to have an Ivy League degree, a Ph.D., an Olympic medal and a career in the N.F.L.
By Dean Hanley
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