This week, EA Sports announced that not only will Jackson be back in the game in the very first game after Madden NFL 15 and Jackson will also be awarded the privilege of being an Madden nfl 22 coins official Madden cover player. After nearly 35 years since his NFL career started back in 1987 Jackson is set to grace the cover featuring a digital version of Madden NFL 22. Beginning on Friday, players will be playing with him online. EA Sports also teamed up with Nike to re-create the famous sportswear brand's Bo Knows ad campaign by adding a digitally rendered model of his signature footwear which is that of the Nike Air Bo Turf in the gameplay.Jackson was the 7th running back designated as a Madden cover athlete. He follows Eddie George (Madden 2001), Marshall Faulk (Madden 2003), Shaun Alexander (Madden 2007), Peyton Hillis (Madden 12), Adrian Peterson and Barry Sanders (both Madden 25).Prior to the unveiling of the cover, the Undefeated's Aaron Dodson caught up with Jackson to discuss the Tecmo Bowl days, how Bo Knows came to life and his Madden return, and much more.The conversation was edited to improve the clarity of it and its length.What does it mean for you to be an athlete who covers the sport, 35 years after the start of your career?The idea was in the planning for a long time. The timing had to be just right for my brand. It was working with the Madden team to smooth things out, make sure to cross all the i's, dot all the t'swhen we had that completed, the rest was just going to be a breeze. I realized that somewhere in my life I had done something right so that I could be regarded as one of the most famous athletes of more than thirty years ago. Madden is still thinking enough of me to do things like this.The legacy of your video game goes back to 1989, when you were the mainstay of Tecmo Bowl. Was it a thrill to see yourself in the past?I can still picture myself as a player in the Tecmo Bowl. I still have that video game. I still have the device that I can play the game on. It's just in a box that's in storage. It's iconic. It really makes me happy to hear grown men in their 40s telling me"Hey, my cousin and I were involved in the most intense battle of our lives because we each wanted to be in the Tecmo Bowl when we were young. Our parents then took the game, and my dad put it in his tool cabinet. It was not playable for a whole month since the fighting was so intense. I hear this often. At exhibitions of sports memorabilia, people are able to come up with the video game. They tell me, 'I've have the game machine I played it on. My kids play it. My grandkids and I play it ... as does everyone continues to argue about who is going to become Bo Jackson.' Tecmo Bowl ... that buy mut coins madden 22 was quite a bit of technology in the past. When you look at it today and think, 'Wow it's an old-fashioned.'