Bo Scarbrough Is Back in the NFL, Signs with Las Vegas
Former Alabama Crimson Tide running back Bo Scarbrough is back in the NFL, having signed with the Las Vegas Raiders Friday afternoon.
The Raiders front office isn't shy about its love for Alabama alumni and prove that point further by making Scarbrough the fourth former Crimson Tide alumni on the roster alongside Josh Jacobs, Kenyon Drake and BJ Emmons, who played for Alabama in 2016 before suffering an injury and eventually transferring to Florida Atlantic.
Scarbrough, 24, is entering his third season in the NFL. He was initially drafted in the seventh round of the 2018 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys but saw time with the Detroit Lions by the season's end. In 2020 Scarbrough played in just one game for the Seattle Seahawks. For his career, Scarbrough has 408 yards on 95 carries and a touchdown.
At Alabama Scarbrough was a vital member of the 2015 and 2017 national championship teams, amassing 1512 yards and 20 touchdowns on 267 carries. He's a Northport, Ala. native and played high school ball at Tuscaloosa County and IMG Academy. He was a 5-star athlete ranked 16th in the nation regardless of position.
Although the 6'1"-235lb back has struggled to find a home in today's high-flying NFL, the Raiders may be a true home for him. The Raiders have ranked 11th in rushing attempts per game against the NFL for the past two seasons. Jon Gruden's offensive gameplan is one of the last remaining smashmouth, West Coast schemes left in the NFL today.
On top of that, Scarbrough will recognize a few teammates. He played with offensive linemen Lester Cotton and 2021 1st-round pick Alex Leatherwood at Alabama as well as 2020 1st-round pick, wide receiver Henry Ruggs III.