Former Alabama Running Back Gets Another Shot with an NFL Team
With NFL training camp starting up this week many free agents or undrafted players will be called in by NFL teams to try out and possibly make the 53-man roster. Right before training camp started, the New Orleans Saints called up former Alabama running back Bo Scarborough to come down and try out for the team.
Coming out of high school, Scarbrough was a 5-star prospect in the Class of 2014 from Tuscaloosa, Alabama who in his senior season rushed for 1,468 yards and 20 touchdowns. Scarbrough decided to stay close to home and signed with the Crimson Tide.
Many Alabama fans expected Scarbrough to be the next great Alabama running back after Derrick Henry left for the NFL. But Scarbrough never lived up to the hype, he showed flashes like when he ran for 180 yards and two touchdowns against Washington in the 2017 College Football Playoff Semifinal. But overall he never took over as the feature back for the Crimson Tide, Scarbrough mostly split reps with Damien Harris who is now a New England Patriot.
After deciding to skip his senior season at The Capstone, Scarbrough decided to enter the 2018 NFL Draft where he was selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the 7th round. After not making the team, Scarbrough bounced around practice squads for three years with the Seahawks and Lions until he was eventually out of a job in the NFL.
Luckily for Scarbrough, the Birmingham Stallions of the United States Football League (USFL) were looking for a running back and called up Scarbrough to be their feature guy. In five games with the Birmingham Stallions, Scarbrough rushed for 352 yards with an average gain of 14 yards a carry. In the USFL championship, Scarbrough ran for 135 yards and a touchdown to help the Stallions capture the Inaugural USFL Championship.
If Scarbrough impresses in his workout with the New Orleans Saints and makes the team, he will be sharing a running back room with two former Alabama running backs Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara.