Though Bo Scarbrough’s time with the Detroit Lions was short, he made a big impression with fans in his brief time on the field. Scarbrough signed to the Lions’ practice squad in November of 2019, and a week later he was in the starting lineup against the Dallas Cowboys. He went on to start five of the next six games, racking up a total of 377 yards on the ground at 4.24 yards per carry, and nearly reached the elusive 100-yard rushing game twice (97 and 84 yards).
After the Lions invested heavily in the position the following year (drafted D’Andre Swift, and Jason Huntley, and signed Adrian Peterson), Scarbrough’s Lions career was done. Brief stints with the Seahawks and Raiders weren’t enough to keep his NFL career alive.
But one of the great things about the spring football leagues popping up is that players like Scarbrough—who have worked hard and made the most of their opportunities—get another platform to showcase their abilities.
On May 9, Scarbrough signed with USFL team the Birmingham Stallions. And much like his time with the Lions, he was thrown into the lineup right away. Scarbrough played his first USFL game on Saturday, somewhat ironically against the Michigan Panthers. As he has always done, Scarbrough made an immediate impact, rushing for 105 yards and a touchdown on just 16 carries, helping lead the undefeated Stallions to a 33-17 victory.
As a result of his game, Scarbrough won USFL Offensive Player of the Week:
Here’s a look at his highlights from the game.
And his post-game interview:
Here’s hoping another impressive performance in relief gives Scarbrough another shot at the big leagues.
- Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press caught up with Arizona State head coach Herm Edwards and the former NFL cornerback explained why he believes Lions seventh-round pick Chase Lucas could earn some playing time in Detroit.
- After a full year of media, coaches, and NFL front offices pleading to the league to keep the NFL Combine in Indianapolis, the league announced on Tuesday that the winner of the bids for the 2023 and 2024 NFL Combine is... Indy:
NFL Awards NFL Combine to Indianapolis for 2023 & 2024: https://t.co/s103yEB7XJ— NFL345 (@NFL345) May 24, 2022
- In other news from the NFL meetings this week, the Pro Bowl could be getting a major facelift... although no one is really sure what that means right now, but it appears getting rid of the actual game could be on the table.
- Here’s a picture of Jameson Williams, just because: