Whether one is an SEC fan or not, Auburn's Bo Jackson is certainly regarded as one of the best two sport athletes,ever , regardless of any conference affiliation. After winning the Heisman Trophy in 1985, he played pro baseball before playing in the NFL in 1987. Jackson was the first player to make an All-Star team in two major sports. Not only was he named to the 1989 MLB All-Star team, he was the game's MVP. Jackson also made the Pro Bowl after the 1989 season with the Raiders. A surprising number of other SEC players over the years who were stars in basketball or football also were outstanding baseball players in college, as well.
Bo knew All-Star games in 1989 playing in the MLB All-Star game and the Pro Bowl
"The Greatest Game Ever ",also known as the 1958 NFL title game, featured two SEC players who starred in college baseball as well as football,Baltimore's Bert Rechichar of Tennessee and New York's Charlie Conerly of Ole Miss
As a member of the Southeastern Conference, Georgia Tech was the SEC's representative in the 1960 NCAA basketball tournament where the Yellow Jackets were led by two time All-American Roger Kaiser. Kaiser also was an All-SEC selection in 1959 as a right fielder for the Tech baseball team which won the SEC's Eastern Division title that year. Mickey Andrews, who went on to fame as Bobby Bowden's intense defensive coordinator was an outstanding football player himself for Bear Bryant's 1964 National Title team making second team All-American. Andrews was also an All-SEC outfielder for the Tide in 1964
Bert Jones' initial target in the 1972 Ole Miss-LSU game was 1972 All-SEC WR and 1973 All-SEC baseball player, Gerald Keigley.
The Tennessee Volunteers' baseball squads in the early and mid 1970's probably had as many 'multi-sport' stars as any school. In fact the 1974 Vols were led by Rodney Woods from Ray Mears' basketball team and Tommy West and Condredge Holloway from Bill Battle's football team. All three made All-SEC in baseball and Woods and West made second team All-SEC in their respective sports. Holloway was ,and remains, one of Tennessee's most celebrated athletes.Holloway was the first black starting quarterback in the SEC when he took the field in September 9, 1972 in Atlanta against Georgia Tech, who was also led by a black quarterback, the more controversial Eddie McAshan making that game the first in Southeastern history played by two major schools each starting a black quarterback. Holloway led the Vols to a 34-3 victory and was named All-SEC QB in 1973 and three time All-SEC baseball player making All-American his senior year.
Kentucky's Frank Ramsey (left) and Cotton Nash were All-SEC baseball players as well as All-American basketball players