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Bo Scarbrough | Running Back

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

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ESPN's Edward Aschoff wrote that "you just won't find a more dangerous backfield (trio) in the SEC" than that of Alabama sophomore QB Jalen Hurts, junior RB Damien Harris and redshirt junior RB Bo Scarbrough.
Aschoff passes along a juicy stat, noting that "[t]his trio combined for 2,806 rushing yards last year. That was more than 11 SEC teams had the entire 2016 season." And that trio of studs is not alone in the backfield -- Alabama's running back corp is positively teeming with depth. Returning backs B.J. Emmons and Joshua Jacobs should see their fair share of carries, too, with five-star true freshman Najee Harris also a threat to make an impact, as if Bama needed help on that front. Jun 20 - 6:42 PM

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Alabama redshirt junior RB Bo Scarbrough (leg), junior RB Damien Harris (foot) and sophomore RB B.J. Emmons (foot) have all been ruled out for Saturday's spring game.

No major surprises in those three absences-to-be. Harris is the most recent name to hit the ranks of the walking wounded, having sprained his foot during the first scrimmage of the spring. As for Scarbrough and Emmons, the former broke his leg against Clemson in the National Championship Game at the beginning of January while the latter has required two surgeries on his foot since November. Alabama HC Nick Saban indicated that Scarbrough's absence is due mostly to the fact that he has yet to start taking contact. Thus the Tide are being reasonably cautious.
Source: SEC Country
Apr 20 - 9:22 PM

Alabama HC Nick Saban said that he does not feel an imperative to push redshirt junior RB Bo Scarbrough (leg) into spring scrimmage.

"Our goal for Bo is by the end of spring, he's fully confident that he can do everything he needs to do. Whether he ever scrimmages is really not something that we're not that concerned about," Saban said. Scarbrough is rehabbing from the broken right leg he sustained against Clemson in January's National Championship Game. The 6-foot-2, 228-pounder rushed for 812 yards and 11 touchdowns over the course of 13 games played during the 2016 campaign.
Mar 29 - 12:14 PM

Alabama HC Nick Saban indicated that redshirt junior RB Bo Scarbrough (leg) will be limited in spring practice.

No huge surprise there. Scarbrough broke a bone in his right leg during the National Championship Game against Clemson in January and is still healing up from that injury. With B.J. Emmons (foot) also expected to be limited this spring, Joshua Jacobs, Damien Harris and already-enrolled five-star frosh Najee Harris figure to split the bulk of reps with the first-team offense for the time being.
Mar 21 - 8:24 PM

Alabama HC Nick Saban confirmed that redshirt sophomore RB Bo Scarbrough suffered a broken bone in his lower right leg during Monday's National Championship Game loss to Clemson.

Scarbrough broke his leg while getting tackled on a run late in the third quarter of Monday's classic title bout. In a release from Alabama, HC Nick Saban said, "The injury is non-surgical and we anticipate he will make a full recovery." The 6-foot-2, 228-pound Scarbrough has already announced that he will be back with the Tide next season. He could have jumped for the draft if he had so wished. Scarbrough rushed for 812 yards (6.5 YPC) and 11 touchdowns in 13 games during the past campaign. Expect further updates on his recovery as the offseason unfolds, but barring a setback, it looks like he should be able to heal up naturally without issue.
Jan 10 - 1:34 PM

Alabama redshirt sophomore RB Bo Scarbrough broke a bone in the lower part of his right leg against Clemson, according to Chris Low of ESPN.

No further details are available at this time, but after touching the ball 18 times for 100 yards and two touchdowns, Scarbrough was sidelined for the rest of the contest. It is no surprise that Alabama's rushing offense tapered off after that. Scarbrough is draft eligible, but he previously said he would return to Alabama for the 2017 season. He has dealt with a number of injuries throughout his career.
Jan 10 - 11:10 AM

Alabama redshirt sophomore RB Bo Scarbrough (leg) rushed for 93 yards and two touchdowns in Monday's 35-31 loss to Clemson in the National Championship Game.

Scarbrough opened up where he left off against Washington on Monday, scoring on a bruising, graceful 25-yard run with several minutes gone by in the first quarter, then backing that up with a 37-yard scoring gallop early in the second quarter. With Jalen Hurts struggling to move the Tide through the air, the 6-foot-2, 228-pounder served as Bama's most effective offensive weapon into the third quarter. Then, it all came undone. Scarbrough got himself twisted on a run and was unable to return from what was deemed to be a right leg injury. Damien Harris and Joshua Jacobs would prove largely ineffective in his place. The severity of this injury is not yet known, but Scarbrough has already said that he will be returning to Alabama next season. Come 2017, he will be part of a loaded (and we mean loaded) backfield that will include Harris, Jacobs, B.J. Emmons and incoming five-star stud Najee Harris.
Jan 10 - 1:10 AM

Alabama redshirt sophomore RB Bo Scarbrough is questionable to return to Monday's National Championship Game due to a lower right leg injury.

Scarbrough got his legs tangled under him while picking up a short gain late in the third quarter. He was able to walk off the field under his own power, but is questionable for the remainder of the contest. Damien Harris figures to see the bulk of carries in Scarbrough's place. Alabama holds a 24-21 advantage over Clemson early in the fourth quarter.
Jan 9 - 11:37 PM

Alabama redshirt sophomore RB Bo Scarbrough will return to the college level next season.

Scarbrough is listed as a sophomore on Alabama's roster, but he is three years removed from high school. He was a member of the 2014 recruiting class, but did not enroll until January of 2015. We would not call Scarbrough as talented as T.J. Yeldon or Derrick Henry, but he ran through Washington in the semifinal to the tune of 180 yards and two touchdowns. He should be the primary back for Alabama in 2017.
Jan 7 - 10:30 AM

Alabama redshirt sophomore RB Bo Scarbrough rushed for 180 yards and two touchdowns on 19 carries in Saturday's 24-7 win over Washington in the Peach Bowl.

Alabama's offense, as a whole, looked out of sorts at times, with multiple penalties and few sustained drives. Scarbrough, though, rose above that unevenness for the best game of his young career. The 6-foot-2, 228-pound redshirt sophomore scored on a bulldozing 18-yard run with 5:01 remaining in the first quarter to tie up the Huskies after they drove for an early touchdown. Alabama would steadily build off Bo's touchdown to take a 17-7 lead into the fourth quarter. Then came one of the most memorable plays of the 2016 season. Scarbrough took a carry to the left, fought through would-be backfield tackers, made one quick jump cut and then exploded up field, blowing through several more tackle attempts before cutting back toward the middle. All of that handiwork resulted in a 68-yard touchdown run. Alabama will await the winner of Ohio State-Clemson in Saturday's second semifinal as they try for back-to-back titles.
Sat, Dec 31, 2016 06:35:00 PM

Alabama redshirt sophomore RB Bo Scarbrough rushed for 91 yards and two touchdowns on 11 carries in Saturday's 54-16 dismantling of Florida in the SEC Championship Game.

Alabama's offense failed to fire on all cylinders, but they did receive contributions from multiple parties. Scarbrough led the Tide with his 91 yards rushing, while Damien Harris was nipping right at his heels with 86 yards of his own. Joshua Jacobs and Derrick Gore also came through with rushing touchdowns. For his part, the 6-foot-2, 228-pound Scarbrough would hit the end zone for both of his scores in the second half. The former five-star recruit hasn't ripped up the universe like some were forecasting during the offseason, but he does have seven touchdowns on the year and has served as a productive cog for the newly-minted SEC champs. To the Playoff, now.
Sat, Dec 3, 2016 07:50:00 PM

Alabama redshirt sophomore RB Bo Scarbrough (knee) rushed for 90 yards on 17 carries in Saturday's 30-12 win over Auburn.

Scarbrough didn't play against Chattanooga last weekend due to a minor knee injury. He looked just fine on Saturday. Not that the 6-foot-2, 228-pounder was shredding Auburn by any stretch of the imagination. Just a nice, steady output. He averaged 5.29 YPC with a long run of 20 in the win. Auburn would have killed for that kind of modest, respectable output. They rushed for just 66 yards as a team. For his part, Scarbrough still has only a singular 100-yard performance to his name this season.
Sat, Nov 26, 2016 07:33:00 PM

Alabama HC Nick Saban indicated that redshirt sophomore RB Bo Scarbrough (knee) should be able to play against Auburn on Saturday.

Scarbrough has been dealing with a nagging knee injury over the last few weeks and was held out of this past weekend's win over Chattanooga to rest the injury. Saban indicated that his 6-foot-2, 228-pound redshirt sophomore would have been able to play in that one if necessary. The match-up was cushy enough that Scarbrough's presence was not needed. Alabama is looking to close out an undefeated regular season with Saturday's Iron Bowl, with an SEC Championship game rematch against Florida set for the following weekend.
Mon, Nov 21, 2016 02:41:00 PM

Alabama redshirt sophomore RB Bo Scarbrough (knee) participated in team drills on Wednesday.

Scarbrough did not receive a carry in last Saturday's roasting of Mississippi State due to a knee injury initially sustained in a win over LSU the previous week. During Wednesday's practice, the 6-foot-2, 228-pounder wore a brace on his right leg. As he is taking part in the drills, he looks like he is gearing toward suiting up for Saturday's game against Chattanooga. Given the opponent here, if there is any lingering concern over Scarbrough's health, he could sit easily enough without issue.
Thu, Nov 17, 2016 01:52:00 PM

Alabama redshirt sophomore RB Bo Scarbrough sat out Wednesday's practice due to an illness.

Scarbrough should be considered day-to-day moving forward. In eight games this season, the 6-foot-2, 228-pound redshirt sophomore has rushed for 306 yards (6.0 YPC) and five touchdowns over the course of eight games. He figures to be able to suit up against LSU on Saturday unless his illness decides to stick around through the weekend.
Thu, Nov 3, 2016 01:09:00 PM