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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 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. Dec 3 - 7:50 PM

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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.
Nov 26 - 7:33 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.
Source: AL.com
Nov 21 - 2:41 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.
Source: AL.com
Nov 17 - 1:52 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.
Source: AL.com
Nov 3 - 1:09 PM

Alabama HC Nick Saban addressed the team after redshirt sophomore RB Bo Scarbrough attempted to high-five a Tennessee fan following an 85-yard touchdown run on Saturday.

"Bo made a mistake and he apologized to us about it," said S Eddie Jackson, who noted that the general locker room discussion regarding Scarbrough's frowned-upon high-five was about how "we don't do things like that." The 6-foot-2, 228-pound Scarbrough posted a season-high 109 yards rushing against Tennessee on Saturday (the bulk of which came on his long touchdown run).
Source: AL.com
Oct 20 - 1:13 PM

Alabama redshirt sophomore RB Bo Scarbrough ran for an 85-yard touchdown in Saturday's win versus Tennessee.

Scarbrough finished with 109 yards and a score on five carries. The lauded prospect remains buried behind Damien Harris, Joshua Jacobs and B.J. Emmons on the depth chart -- all three finished with more carries today, as did QB Jalen Hurts -- but Scarbrough's big run won't hurt his argument for more touches going forward.
Oct 15 - 7:30 PM

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

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 AL.com. 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.
Source: AL.com
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.
Source: AL.com
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.
Source: AL.com
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 Al.com'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.
Source: Al.com
Tue, Mar 17, 2015 02:49:00 PM