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Bo Scarbrough | Running Back

Team: Alabama Crimson Tide
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 228

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Alabama redshirt sophomore RB Bo Scarbrough suffered a thigh bruise in the first half of Saturday's win over Kent State.
Both Scarbrough and Damien Harris were felled by injuries in Saturday's contest, with Harris suffering an ankle injury early in the blowout win. Scarbrough was unable to return to action after sustaining his thigh bruise. This looks to be relatively minor in his case. Further updates should be provided in the coming days. Sep 24 - 4:27 PM

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Alabama redshirt sophomore RB Bo Scarbrough rushed for a team-best 132 yards and three touchdowns in the spring game.

The reason is a 6-foot-2, 230-pound "has the frame and athleticism to fill [Derrick] Henry's huge shoes," wrote John Talty of Fans have long salivated over the idea of Scarbrough's power and speed, and his teammates confirm it's for real. "Man, he brings it, so you better bring it," defensive end Da'Shawn Hand said. "He's a man." Alabama head coach Nick Saban has expressed cautious optimism about his progress. "I like his work ethic, I like his toughness," Saban said. "I think there's things that we need to improve on, but we're encouraged by what he's done to this point." Heading into the summer, Scarbrough, "looks like Alabama's top running back," according to Talty. Do keep in mind that Scarbrough only has 104 yards of total career offense to this point.
Jun 10 - 2:09 PM

Sports Illustrated's Colin Becht is of the opinion that Alabama redshirt sophomore RB Bo Scarbrough is "the favorite to assume the mantle [of starting RB] from [the departed Derrick Henry]."

Scarbrough received a scant 18 carries last season, as King Henry got all greedy with the touches in 2015. King Henry's off to begin his reign in the NFL, though, leaving the 6-foot-2, 240-pound Scarbrough a chance to improve on the 104 yards (5.4 YPC) he managed last season. With that size and profile, he's drawing comparisons to Henry himself, with draft-bound DT Jarran Reed leading that charge. Said Reed, "His time is coming. He’s a great runner. He’s another Derrick. He’s also shifty, and he’ll definitely break it and take it to the house." TE O.J. Howard also thinks Scarbrough has a chance to be Henry-esque.
Mar 12 - 4:01 PM

According to Pro Football Focus analyst Jeff Dooley, Alabama redshirt freshman RB Bo Scarbrough showed promise in his limited work during the 2015 campaign.

Scarbrough's lack of carries last season (he had 18) proved to be predictable enough, as Heisman winner Derrick Henry and strong backup Kenyan Drake received the bulk of work out of the backfield for the Crimson Tide during their run to the title. The former five-star recruit measures out similarly to Henry at 6-foot-2, 240 pounds and Dooley loves his ability to bust through tackles. "Michigan State got a taste of how good Scarbrough could be in Bama’s blowout semifinal win," Dooley wrote, "when he broke five tackles on just three carries." He finished the season having rushed for 104 yards (5.4 YPC) and a singular touchdown.
Jan 23 - 6:27 PM

Alabama head coach Nick Saban expects suspended redshirt freshman Bo Scarbrough to contribute on RB and Special Teams.

Scarbrough is halfway through his NCAA designated suspension, as he returns week five. The Crimson Tide is a bit think at running back behind Derrick Henry and Kenyan Drake, both extremely talented, and Saban is already suggesting Scarbrough as a possible third.
Fri, Sep 18, 2015 10:46:00 AM

Alabama has suspended redshirt freshman RB Bo Scarbrough for four games.

Scarbrough is recovering from an injury, so the suspension likely won't matter in terms of playing time unless it begins when he the running back is healthy enough to play. The suspension is NCAA related.
Fri, Aug 7, 2015 12:02:00 PM

Alabama freshman RB Bo Scarbrough suffered a knee injury in Friday's practice.

The tight-lipped Alabama program isn't giving many updates at present moment. "You've got to take MRIs and do all those things, so I don't speculate on these kind of injuries," said Nick Saban after practice. "We'll see, and we'll let you know when we find out." The Tide, always stocked with runners, could be a bit thin if Scarbrough's knee injury is serious. Through NFL defections, transfers and dismissals, Derrick Henry and Kenyan Drake are the only healthy Tide RBs who received multiple carries for the team last season. Of course, another five-star freshman is on the way, as Damien Harris will arrive this summer.
Source: CBS Sports
Fri, Apr 3, 2015 07:27:00 PM

For now, Alabama HC Nick Saban plans to have true freshman RB Bo Scarbrough focus solely on the running back position, according to's Matt Zenitz.

"We're playing Bo right now at running back, and the one thing we try to do with young players is not move them around and try to teach them a bunch of different positions," Alabama HC Nick Saban said, later adding, "With Bo, we're going to try to teach him one thing, and that's how to play tailback right now." Initially, Nick Saban's plan was to utilize Scarbrough's diverse skill-set, and have the former five-star prospect line up and contribute in different spots. The 6-foot-2,235-pound freshman, shows a ton of explosiveness and is the definition of a downhill runner.
Tue, Mar 17, 2015 02:49:00 PM

The academic status of Alabama true freshmen running back Bo Scarbrough and offensive lineman Montel McBride is up in the air.

The pair still isn't on campus. Speaking Thursday at the SEC Media Days, Alabama head coach Nick Saban said he's waiting to the end of the summer on the pair's academic status. "They won’t be completed until the end of summer school," Saban said. "I can’t really make a prediction on what their status will be until their summer school is over." Scarbrough is a five-star recruit, while McBride is ranked as a four-star prospect.
Thu, Jul 17, 2014 11:09:00 PM

Alabama coach Nick Saban isn't concerned that recruits RB Bo Scarbrough and DLs Johnny Dwight and Montel McBride haven't arrived on campus.

Saban declined to identify the three tardy players, but BamaOnline figured out the mystery and fingered Scarbrough, Dwight and McBride. "Yeah, we have three guys that have not reported for various reasons, and some of those things deal with when they graduate from high school, when they can report, whether they actually get in the window of being able to go first semester," Saban said. "And a couple other guys have to clean up some academic issues. So we'll see how those things go over the course of the summer."
Fri, Jun 6, 2014 02:04:00 AM

Five-star athlete Bo Scarbrough will play running back at Alabama, coach Nick Saban announced.

Scarbrough (6-foot-2, 234 pounds) is the No. 12 ranked player in the 2014 class. "We think Bo is a multi-talented guy but we look at him as a running back first," Saban said. "He has really a diverse skill level for a big guy, he's a physical guy. He has really good running ability but he also has great receiving skills. He's actually played as much wide receiver as he has running back." Scarbrough is officially Alabama's eighth running back. "I don't care how many guys there are," he said. "It's all about competition."
Sun, Feb 9, 2014 03:17:00 PM