Bo Scarbrough

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Bo Scarbrough
No. 29 – Jacksonville Jaguars
Position:Running back
Personal information
Born: (1996-09-29) September 29, 1996 (age 22)
Eutaw, Alabama
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
High school:Tuscaloosa County
(Northport, Alabama)
NFL Draft:2018 / Round: 7 / Pick: 236
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Practice squad
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR

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

Early years[edit]

Scarbrough attended Northridge High School in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. 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.[1]

As a senior in June 2013, he announced his transfer to Tuscaloosa County High School in Northport, Alabama.[2] Two months later in August 2013, he announced his transfer to IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida.[3] In 10 games he rushed for 1,468 yards and 20 touchdowns. He was rated as a consensus five-star recruit and committed to the University of Alabama to play college football.[4]

College career[edit]

As redshirt freshman in 2015, he sat out the first four contests after suffering a torn ACL in spring practice. He had 18 carries for 104 yards.[5][6] Against Charleston Southern University, he had 10 carries for 69 yards and scored his first college touchdown.

As a sophomore, he was one of the backups to Heisman Trophy winner Derrick Henry, posting 125 carries for 812 yards and 11 touchdowns. In the last 3 games (SEC Championship, CFP Semifinal, and CFP National Championship), he rushed 46 times for 364 yards (7.9-yard average) and 6 touchdowns. He ran for a school bowl game record, 180 yards against Washington in the 2016 Peach Bowl and was named the game's offensive MVP.[7][8][9] He suffered a broken right fibula in the CFP National Championship Game, leaving the game with 93 rushing yards and 2 touchdowns.

As a junior, he finished third on the team with 124 carries for 596 yards, 8 touchdowns (tied for second) and 17 receptions (second on the team) for 109 yards. On January 10, 2018, it was announced that Scarbrough would forego his senior year at Alabama in favor of the 2018 NFL Draft.[10]

Professional career[edit]

Dallas Cowboys[edit]

Scarbrough was selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the seventh round (236th overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft.[11]

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.[12] He was released on October 9, 2018.[13]

Jacksonville Jaguars[edit]

On October 11, 2018, Scarbrough was signed to the Jacksonville Jaguars practice squad.[14]


  1. ^ Writer, Aaron Suttles Sports. "Top football recruit Bo Scarbrough moves to Tuscaloosa County from Northridge".
  2. ^ "Tide commit Bo Scarbrough on transferring to rival high school: 'I want to better myself academically'".
  3. ^ "Alabama commit and former Northridge star Bo Scarbrough transfers to IMG Academy".
  4. ^ "Bo Scarbrough follows his heart to Alabama".
  5. ^ "The last quiet days of Alabama RB Bo Scarbrough".
  6. ^, Tony Tsoukalas, Star Sports Writer,. "Bo's time: Scarbrough shows he's ready to take his turn with the Tide".
  7. ^ Bo Scarbrough has breakout game in Peach Bowl
  8. ^ "Why Alabama will need to feed Bo Scarbrough to win the national title".
  9. ^ "Bo Scarbrough prediction proves accurate as Alabama sophomore has breakout game".
  10. ^ Scarborough, Alex (January 10, 2018). "Calvin Ridley declares for draft; RB Damien Harris to stay at Bama". ESPN. Retrieved January 10, 2018.
  11. ^ Casagrande, Michael (April 28, 2018). "Bo Scarbrough is 11th Alabama player drafted".
  12. ^ "Is massive running back Bo Scarbrough sticking around with the Cowboys?". Dallas Star-Telegram. September 3, 2018. Retrieved September 3, 2018.
  13. ^ "Bo Scarbrough released from Cowboys practice squad". October 9, 2018.
  14. ^ "Jacksonville Jaguars sign running back Bo Scarbrough to practice squad". October 11, 2018.

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