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Bo Jackson thinks he'd average 350-400 yards per game today

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Former MLB and NFL All-Star Bo Jackson averaged 73.2 yards per game in his four seasons with the then-Los Angeles Raiders, but thinks that number would be much higher if he was playing today.

The 57-year-old explained why he would be even more dominant in this era of the NFL during an appearance on Deion Sanders' "21st & Prime" podcast on Monday.

"Nobody wrap up and tackle no more," Jackson said. "With me being a ball carrier, my coach taught us, number one, he said, 'I know you can run, but I'm gonna teach you how to carry that football.' He said, 'that football is like your newborn baby, don't ever put it on the ground. And keep it away from the enemy.'

"It's like this - and I watch technique - I don't see nobody hitting or wrapping up. Everybody's running into each other and trying to use their shoulder pads to knock the ball carrier down. And I'm like, if I played during this era, man, I'd be averaging 350-400 yards a game ... because nobody wraps up anymore. They run into each other with their pads."

Jackson's best season in the NFL was in 1989, when he rushed for 950 yards and four touchdowns in 11 games while also playing for the Kansas City Royals.

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