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However, his three games probably wouldn't have been possible without the virtual stardom that he earned in 1989's Tecmo Bowl, the first console game to Madden nfl 22 coins get an endorsement from the NFL to show players' name, image and likeness. In the present, Jackson in Tecmo Bowl and 1991's Tecmo Super Bowl is considered as one of the most iconic video game avatars, along with Michael Vick from Madden NFL 2004.

Madden was first released to PC in 1988 during Jackson's second season in the NFL. But due to licensing issues and a hip injury in the 1990 NFL season that forced his early retirement from football, Jackson did not play in Madden during his playing years. It wasn't until 2014 that Jackson played his Madden debut as a special edition member as part of the Ultimate Team game mode.

In a press release on Wednesday afternoon, EA Sports announced that not only will Jackson be back in the game to play for the first time in a while since Madden NFL 15 however, Jackson will also be given the honor of being a Madden cover player. More than 35 years after his NFL career began back in 1987 Jackson appears on a unique digital cover for Madden NFL 22. On Friday, players are once more able to play with him virtually. EA Sports also teamed up with Nike to bring back the brand's famous Bo Knows ad campaign by incorporating a digitally rendered version of his signature shoe which is that of the Nike Air Bo Turf to the gaming.

Jackson was the 7th running back named a Madden cover athlete, following Eddie George (Madden 2001), Marshall Faulk (Madden 2003), Shaun Alexander (Madden 2007), Peyton Hillis (Madden 12), Adrian Peterson and Barry Sanders (both Madden 25).

Before the cover unveiling, the Undefeated's Aaron Dodson caught up with buy Mut 22 coins Jackson to discuss Jackson's Tecmo Bowl days, how Bo Knows came to life during his Madden return, and more.

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