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Who Is Bo Scarborough

Bo Scarborough is currently the lead back in the power running game for the reigning USFL Champion Birmingham Stallions. With its Inaugural Season, he was called mid Season by Head Coach Skip Holtz asking him if he was ready to go?

Excited and ready to play, Bo never thought the opportunity to play in Alabama would ever happen again. Calling it a "dream come true" to be able to come home and do what he does best on the Professional level in front of family and friends.

With playing in 6 games he would rush for 352 adding a touchdown. Notching along the way a week 6 USFL Offensive Player Of The Week. His even bigger moments would come in the Championship, having 135 yards on the ground with one touchdown.

Bo Scarborough 36 yard rushing TD

The early years of Bo's career goes back to Tuscaloosa Alabama. Starting his football resume career in Highschool with the Northridge Jaguars. Standing 6' 2" and close to 225 pounds. His Sophomore Season he went on to rush for 938 yards with 13 TDs before going out with an unfortunate ACL injury.

Northridge Jaguars

In January 2017, Kirk Cousins would go on to tweet a photo of himself and Bo Scarborough side by side, elaborating on just how massive Bo was. Tweeting: "On the left is Bo Scarborough in 10th Grade... On the right: me in 11th Grade. Now I know why Alabama never called". This tweet would eventually go viral.

Twitter: KirkCousins8

The injury would not stop Bo from continuing his pursuit in becoming one of the great running backs to come out of Alabama.

As a Junior, he suited up for 6 games and finished that year with nearly 800 rushing yards.

His Senior Season came with new opportunities and a new School. Finishing off his Highschool career with IMG Academy in the State of Florida. He went on to commit to the University of Alabama as a Five Star recruit, but first he rushed for over 1400+ yards and crossed the goal line 20 times.

At the University of Alabama, Bo would share the backfield throughout his college career and was never a feature back under Nick Saban's system. The Alabama backfield consisted of names like Derrick Henry, Kenyan Drake, Josh Jacobs, Damien Harris and Najee Harris.

The 2016 Peach Bowl is where Bo would go on to cement himself with an Alabama Bowl game record rushing for 180 yards and 2 touchdowns. Also having received the game's Offensive MVP. Number 1 ranked Alabama would go on to win that game 24-7. Moving forward to that year's National Championship against the Clemson Tigers, Bo Scarborough would put up the first points of the game with a 25 yard rushing TD in the 1st Quarter. Ending the Quarter leading 7-0. Bo would then hit pay dirt once again in the 2nd Quarter with a 37 yard rush giving Alabama a 14-0 lead. He would end the half with 93 yards.

Early in the second half, an injury to his right leg would see him leave that game.

2016 🍑 Bowl Alabama vs Washington

His Junior Season (2017) would be his last with Alabama. Once again sharing the backfield alongside Damien Harris, Josh Jacobs and Najee Harris. Bo would finish out this Season with 124 carries and just under 600 rushing yards. He would later declare for the 2018 NFL Draft.

College Totals GP:31 ATT:267 YARDS:1,512 TDS:20 REC:21 YARDS:131

In the 2018 NFL Draft, selected in the 7th round by the Dallas Cowboys, they would release him as the Cowboys would only hold two running backs. Shortly after, stints with the Jacksonville Jaguars and two with the Seattle Seahawks, it would not be until he was signed by the Detroit Lions in 2019 that Bo Scarborough would be elevated to an active roster.

Final thoughts:

Bo Scarborough is a massive athlete. He has the ability to dominate on any given day. With a good offensive line, he has the power and speed to take it to any defense. He also has the strength to add yards to the end of any run.

Season 2 with the Birmingham Stallions will not only showcase the full brute talent he is, but will also include why he is one of the football's great power running backs not only in the USFL, but in all of professional football.

Birmingham Stallions USFL Championship


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