Bo Scarbrough
No. 40 – Seattle Seahawks
Position:Running back
Personal information
Born: (1996-09-29) September 29, 1996 (age 23)
Eutaw, Alabama
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
High school:Tuscaloosa County
(Northport, Alabama)
NFL Draft:2018 / Round: 7 / Pick: 236
Career history
* Dallas Cowboys ( 2018)*
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
*2× CFP national champion (2015, 2017)
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR

Bo Scarbrough (born September 29, 1996) is an American football running back for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at the University of Alabama.

Early yearsEdit

Scarbrough attended Northridge High School in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.[1] While there, he played high school football for the Jaguars. As a freshman, he suffered a broken ankle. As a sophomore, he had 938 rushing yards and 13 touchdowns, before suffering a torn ACL near the end of the season and missing the playoffs. As a junior, he registered 792 rushing yards in six games, before suffering a high ankle sprain in the first quarter of the seventh game.[2]

As a senior in June 2013, he announced his transfer to Tuscaloosa County High School in Northport, Alabama.[3] Two months later in August 2013, he announced his transfer to IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida.[4] In ten games, he rushed for 1,468 yards and 20 touchdowns.[5] He was rated as a consensus five-star recruit and committed to the University of Alabama to play college football.[6]

College careerEdit

As redshirt freshman in 2015, he sat out the first four contests after suffering a torn ACL in spring practice.[7] During the season, he was one of the backups to Heisman Trophy winner Derrick Henry, Kenyan Drake, and Damien Harris, posting 18 carries for 104 yards.[8][9][10] Against Charleston Southern, he had 10 carries for 69 yards and scored his first college touchdown.[11] He appeared in four games and had 18 carries for 104 rushing yards and one rushing touchdown.[12]

As a sophomore, Scarbrough was part of a backfield unit that contained Harris and newcomer Josh Jacobs.[13] He posted 125 carries for 812 yards and 11 touchdowns.[14] In the annual rivalry game against #9 Tennessee, he had five carries for 109 rushing yards and a rushing touchdown, which was an 85-yard carry in the fourth quarter of the 49–10 victory.[15] In the last three games (SEC Championship, CFP Semifinal, and CFP National Championship), he rushed 46 times for 364 yards (7.9-yard average) and six touchdowns.[16] He ran for two rushing touchdowns and an Alabama bowl game record 180 yards against Washington in the 2016 Peach Bowl. He was named the game's offensive MVP.[17][18][19] He suffered a broken right fibula in the CFP National Championship Game, leaving the game with 93 rushing yards and two touchdowns.[20]

As a junior, he continued to share the backfield with Damien Harris and Jacobs, along with newcomer Najee Harris.[21] He finished third on the team with 124 carries for 596 yards, tied for second with eight touchdowns, and second with 17 receptions for 109 yards.[22][23] On January 10, 2018, it was announced that Scarbrough would forego his senior year at Alabama in favor of the 2018 NFL Draft.[24]


Rushing Receiving
Year Team GP Att Yards Avg TDs Rec Yards Avg TDs
2015 Alabama 4 18 104 5.8 1 0 0 0.0 0
2016 Alabama 13 125 812 6.5 11 4 22 5.5 0
2017 Alabama 14 124 596 4.8 8 17 109 6.4 0
College Totals 31 267 1,512 5.7 20 21 131 6.2 0
Source: [1]

Professional careerEdit

Dallas CowboysEdit

Scarbrough was selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the seventh round (236th overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft.[25][26]

On September 1, he was released after the team decided to keep only two running backs. After the Green Bay Packers signed running back Darius Jackson from the Cowboys' practice squad, Scarbrough was signed on September 3 as his replacement.[27] He was released on October 9, 2018.[28]

Jacksonville JaguarsEdit

On October 11, 2018, Scarbrough was signed to the Jacksonville Jaguars practice squad.[29]

Seattle SeahawksEdit

On December 18, 2018, Scarbrough was signed by the Seattle Seahawks off the Jaguars practice squad.[30]


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  3. Sinor, Wesley (2013-06-04). "Tide commit Bo Scarbrough on transferring to rival high school: 'I want to better myself academically'" (in en).
  4. Scalici, Matt (2013-08-13). "Alabama commit and former Northridge star Bo Scarbrough transfers to IMG Academy" (in en).
  5. Gribble, Andrew (2014-02-09). "Running back's his official position, but Alabama's Bo Scarbrough could be used in a variety of roles" (in en-US).
  6. "Bo Scarbrough follows his heart to Alabama" (in en). 2012-09-10.
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  8. "2015 Alabama Crimson Tide Roster" (in en).
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  10. Tsoukalas, Tony. "Bo's time: Scarbrough shows he's ready to take his turn with the Tide".
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  13. "2016 Alabama Crimson Tide Roster" (in en).
  14. "Bo Scarbrough 2016 Game Log" (in en).
  15. Smith, Stephen M. (2016-10-17). "RB Bo Scarbrough got his big break, earned first 100-yard outing against Tennessee" (in en-US).
  16. Kilgore, Adam. "Bo Scarbrough just showed Alabama he can be a monster. Now the Tide must feed him." (in en).
  17. "Peach Bowl - Washington vs Alabama Box Score, December 31, 2016" (in en).
  18. "Why Alabama will need to feed Bo Scarbrough to win the national title" (in en).
  19. Zenitz, Matt (2017-01-01). "Bo Scarbrough prediction proves accurate as Alabama sophomore has breakout game" (in en-US).
  20. Johnson, Richard (2017-01-09). "Bama’s Scarbrough reportedly has broken bone in right leg".
  21. "2017 Alabama Crimson Tide Roster" (in en).
  22. "2017 Alabama Crimson Tide Stats" (in en).
  23. "Bo Scarbrough 2017 Game Log" (in en).
  24. Scarborough, Alex (January 10, 2018). "Calvin Ridley declares for draft; RB Damien Harris to stay at Bama". Retrieved January 10, 2018.
  25. Casagrande, Michael (April 28, 2018). "Bo Scarbrough is 11th Alabama player drafted".
  26. "2018 NFL Draft Listing" (in en).
  27. "Is massive running back Bo Scarbrough sticking around with the Cowboys?". Dallas Star-Telegram. September 3, 2018.
  28. Walker, Patrik (October 9, 2018). "Bo Scarbrough released from Cowboys practice squad".
  29. Emmons, Matthew (October 11, 2018). "Jacksonville Jaguars sign running back Bo Scarbrough to practice squad".
  30. Boyle, John (December 18, 2018). "Seahawks Sign Running Back Bo Scarbrough; Place Guard Jordan Simmons On Injured Reserve".

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