Former Bama Running Back Suiting Up for Birmingham Stallions
Former Crimson Tide running back Bo Scarbrough is reportedly soon to be suiting up for the USFL's Birmingham Stallions, per Chase Goodbread of The Tuscaloosa News.
Scarbrough most recently played for the Las Vegas Raiders, spending just ten days with the team in August of 2021.
A member of Alabama's 2014 recruiting class and a Tuscaloosa native, Scarbrough was a five-star recruit and one of the top prospects in the country. After spending three injury filled seasons at Northridge High School, the highly touted running back made the move over to the larger Tuscaloosa County High School for his senior year.
Scarbrough spent just two months at Tuscaloosa County; however, before ultimately winding up at IMG Academy in Florida for his final high school season.
An early enrollee freshman at Alabama, Scarbrough tore his ACL prior to the season and was forced to miss the first four games. After he returned in week five, Scarbrough served as the backup to Derrick Henry and Kenyan Drake, posting appearances in four games and rushing the ball 18 times for 104 yards and a score.
As a sophomore, Scarbrough once again split carries, but saw a much larger role, finishing the season with 125 rushes for 812 yards and 11 touchdowns. In the Tide's 2016 trip to the College Football Playoff, Scarbrough was sensational against both Washington and Clemson prior to suffering a broken fibula in the third quarter of the national title game.
Finally, in his last season at Alabama, the junior running back was again unable to take over as a starter. Scarbrough was not only pushed by both Damien Harris and Josh Jacobs for carries, but also newcomer Najee Harris. The junior finished third on the team in rushing with nearly 600 yards and second in touchdowns with eight.
The Dallas Cowboys picked up the big bodied back in the seventh round of the 2018 NFL Draft, but he was relinquished to the practice squad ahead of the season.
From Dallas, Scarbrough bounced around the NFL a few more seasons and even saw a some success with the Detroit Lions. The former Bama back joined the team to provide some depth while Kerryon Johnson dealt with injury and started five games, rushing for nearly 400 yards in 2019.
Now, Scarbrough would join a Stallions running back room led by CJ Marable, who played college football at Coastal Carolina and saw a brief stint in the NFL with the Chicago Bears as an undrafted free agent.
If the former Crimson Tide back decides to suit up for his local team, he could instantly become one of the top players in terms of NFL experience on the team, and perhaps in the league.