Alabama has a history of fielding enormous running backs, from Eddie Lacy to Trent Richardson to Derrick Henry; but the Crimson Tide’s latest rock carrier dwarfs all of them.
Sophomore Bo Scarbrough is ‘Bama’s starting running back for 2016, and it’s hard to ignore how gigantic he is. ESPN has him listed at 6-foot-2 and 228 pounds, but there’s no way that’s true. His bicep muscles alone might weigh a combined 200 pounds. He legs are made of pure oak trees. If anything, Scarbrough is closer to 250 pounds of muscle than 230. Just look at him standing next to defensive lineman D.J. Pettway last year. Pettway weighs 284 pounds.
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During his final year of high school, Scarbrough told the Tuscaloosa News that he was working out twice a day to improve his strength and speed and to help prevent injuries, which he had suffered a lot of. During his high school career, Scarbrough broke his ankle, tore his ACL and suffered a high ankle sprain.
As he looks to become the next great Alabama running back, half his yards may come from defenders simply not wanting to tackle him. I mean, would you? Yeah, we didn’t think so.