1. Bo Jackson
Game: Tecmo Super Bowl
Bo Jackson has become almost a mythical creature in video game lore so powerful that only the most foolish of gamers dare to challenge him. He was so good you probably already knew he was number one on our list. He was so dominant, that there was no reason to hand the ball off to his backfield mate, future hall-of-famer Marcus Allen. In Tecmo Super Bowl he’s so blindingly explosive that he looks like an NFL star who signed up for a pee-wee football league consisting entirely of Brian Bosworth's offspring. Bo may have never lived up to his full potential because of injuries, but he has left his mark as the greatest video game athlete of all time. In the end there's no doubt that that compensates for the millions in game-checks and endorsements he missed out on after his hip snapped.