Two-time USFL and NCAA National Champion Bo Scarbrough Announces Retirement


by United Football League

ARLINGTON, Texas (March 8, 2024) – Birmingham Stallions running back Bo Scarbrough has announced his retirement from football.

Scarbrough was part of back-to-back USFL Championship seasons for the Stallions in 2022 and 2023. He rushed for 352 yards and one touchdown last season.

Hailing from Eutaw, Alabama, Scarbrough leaves an enduring legacy following an illustrious collegiate career with the Crimson Tide. His time at Alabama was marked by powerful performances, showcasing exceptional strength, agility, and an uncanny ability to break tackles, contributing significantly to the team's success.

“You can love this game all you want. But at the end of the day, the game can’t love you back because it’s not a person; it’s a ball,” said Scarbrough. “I have so much respect for the people still playing. And when it’s your time, you’ll know it’s your time.”

“We were blessed to have Bo as a part of our football family, he is a champion on and off the field," said UFL Head of Football Operations Daryl Johnston. “He is an outstanding representative of his community and the state of Alabama. We wish him the very best in his retirement and know he will be successful using his passion for the game in the next chapter of his journey.”

Drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the seventh round of the 2018 NFL Draft, Scarbrough was on NFL rosters with the Seattle Seahawks, Detroit Lions, and Las Vegas Raiders over the course of four seasons. In his NFL career, he rushed for 408 yards and one touchdown in seven games.

As a collegiate player, Scarbrough was part of two national championship teams at Alabama (2015 and 2017). He rushed for 1,512 yards and 20 touchdowns in 32 games for the Crimson Tide. He was named the Offensive Player of the Game in the 2016 Peach Bowl, leading Alabama to a 24-7 win over Washington. The next season, he had rushed for 93 yards and two scores in the College Football Playoff National Championship game, helping lead Alabama to a 26-23 overtime win over Georgia, before leaving the game with a broken fibula.

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The United Football League (UFL) is set to launch as the premier spring football platform, formed by the merging of the XFL and USFL in 2024. The UFL has eight teams in Arlington (TX), Birmingham (AL), Detroit (MI), Houston (TX), San Antonio (TX), Memphis (TN), St. Louis (MO), and Washington D.C..

Media Contacts:

Birmingham Stallion

Wyatt Yearout, Director of Communications

Heather Jeffcoat

United Football League

Jeff Altstadter, VP of Communications


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