|Representing the United States|
|1960 Rome||Long jump|
|Pan American Games|
|1959 Chicago||Long jump|
|No. 26, 40, 46|
|Date of birth:||July 23, 1935|
|Place of birth:||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania|
|Date of death:||April 15, 2001(aged 65)|
|Place of death:||Pasadena, California|
|Height:||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight:||195 lb (88 kg)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics|
|Player stats at PFR|
Irvin "Bo" Roberson (July 23, 1935 – April 15, 2001) was an American track and field athlete and 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. Roberson led the league in all purpose yards in 1964, and was named to the Pro Bowl in 1965.
After his NFL career was over, Roberson became the first track and field coach at University of California, Irvine.
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.
At his death he was retired from a position as psychologist with the Los Angeles Unified School District.
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