Hits keep coming for Alabama's still-talented backfield

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) Alabama's backfield has taken some hits from injuries and departures. The Crimson Tide still has Derrick Henry and versatile Kenyan Drake but highly rated newcomer Bo Scarbrough was expected to supply depth before his knee injury in last weekend's scrimmage. Since last season, Tyren Jones has been dismissed and Altee Tenpenny left the program. Three of Alabama...
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April 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Alabama RB Bo Scarbrough Suffered A Knee Injury At Practice, Was Carted Off The Field

Alabama’s running back depth might have taken a hit Friday afternoon.  During the Crimson Tide’s practice, former five-star running back Bo Scarbrough suffered a knee injury. The 6-foot-2, 234-pound tailback had to get carted off the field.  Following the practice, Nick Saban said he didn’t yet know the extent of the injury.  Running back Bo Scarbrough was carted off the...
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April 03, 2015  |  Discuss

WR Chris Black Compares Current Alabama RB To Reggie Bush

Reggie Bush is arguably one of the greatest running backs to ever play college football. According to Alabama WR Chris, senior Kenyan Drake reminds him of the former USC Heisman winner: “He’s versatile,” Black told “Coach Kiffin, I can tell you, loves him. He kind of reminds me of Reggie Bush a little bit.” […] The post WR Chris Black Compares Current Alabama...
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April 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Alabama RB Kenyan Drake Says “Mistakes Won’t Define This Team” After The Off-The-Field Incidents

Alabama’s football program has run into some off-the-field trouble over the past couple of days.  Saturday morning, Crimson Tide senior safety Geno Smith was arrested and charged with a DUI by the Tuscaloosa Police Department. He later apologized to the fans on Twitter. Sunday morning, defensive tackle Jonathan Taylor was dismissed from the program following his second domestic...
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March 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Five-Star RB Damien Harris Has Funny Comment About Nick Saban Running

2015 recruit Damien Harris may have a hard time seeing the field this year with Derrick Henry and Kenyan Drake in-front of him. However, the five-star recruit of Kentucky will certainly get his chance. Harris tweeted about coach Nick Saban running out of his office to today’s Alabama practice. Saban’s apparently excited to get things rolling. The post Five-Star RB Damien Harris...
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March 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Alabama’s Kenyan Drake Returns For Team’s First Spring Practice 5 Months After Brutal Injury

Back in early October, Alabama running back Kenyan Drake suffered a horrific broken leg injury and was forced to sit out the rest of the season. But, somehow, just over five months later, he’s back on the field for the Crimson Tide. Drake took part in Alabama’s first spring practice Friday, and a number of reporters grabbed some film of him participating in drills. He doesn...
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March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Alabama players help elect first black SGA president in 40 years

The University of Alabama held its Student Government Association elections this week, and Elliott Spillers was elected president for 2015-16, making him the school's first black SGA president in 40 years and only the second in the association's 100-year history. This news doesn't have much to do with sports, admittedly, and if you don't care and want to stop reading here, fair enough...
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March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Photo: Alabama RB Kenyan Drake Is Not A Big Fan Of Valentine’s Day

It’s Valentine’s Day and love is in the air as people all around the world spend quality time with their special someone. However, not everyone can get into the mood of the holiday, and it appears Alabama running back Kenyan Drake just isn’t feeling it this February 14.   My mood on Valentine’s Day A photo posted by Kenyan Drake (@roadrun17er) on Feb 14, 2015 at 3:33pm...
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February 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Videos: Alabama RB Kenyan Drake’s Rehab Process Appears To Be Going Very Well

Alabama running back Kenyan Drake is rapidly approaching full-strength.  The Crimson Tide halfback broke his ankle against Ole Miss on Oct. 4 and had surgery shortly after, having to miss the remainder of the 2014 season. Last Friday, Drake posted a video of himself doing agility drills – he looked good. Drake has followed that up with some more videos of him back on the field...
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February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Kenyan Drake Back Doing Agility Drills After Gruesome Leg Break

Alabama running back Kenyan Drake broke his leg against Ole Miss back on October 4, and had surgery just a few days later. Four months later, he’s back on the field, going through agility drills. The turnaround is extremely impressive – he was able to at least return to non-contact drills before spring ball. Drake took to Instagram to post a short video of himself Friday. His...
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February 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Alabama Football: Bo Scarbrough is back in town

Alabama football has brought in another great addition to a team filled with great depth. After being ruled academically ineligible, Bo Scarbrough is now on campus. Scarbrough was the number two athlete in the 2014 ESPN recruiting class; an exciting athlete who was put all over the field in his career, which began at Tuscaloosa County High School. At 6’2″ and 215 lbs, he dominated...
December 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Alabama RB Kenyan Drake Tweets Some Incredible Heartfelt Messages About WR Amari Cooper, Calls Him “My Hero”

Amari Cooper didn’t win the Heisman. The Alabama junior wide receiver finished third in the voting behind the winner, Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota, and Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon.  If the voting was up to Kenyan Drake, though, Cooper would have become the first wideout to win the bronze trophy since Michigan’s Desmond Howard won it in 1991.  During the ceremony...
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December 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Kenyan Drake Is On The Field Catching Passes During Practice

It’s been a few weeks since our last Instagram update from Alabama running back Kenyan Drake on his injury rehab, so we were definitely overdue. Today, Drake posted a set of pictures on Instagram, showing him messing around during practice, and going up to make a one-handed catch. He’s definitely a ways away from putting the pads back on and getting into game shape, but this...
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December 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Kenyan Drake Invites His Entire Twitter Following To Alabama’s SEC Championship After Party

Kenyan Drake may not be able to suit up for the Crimson Tide right now given his injury, but the junior running back has been a big part of his team’s success this season. Naturally, after Alabama was able to lock up the SEC title with a win over Missouri Saturday afternoon, he was excited. Apparently he’s in a generous mood – he’s invited his entire Twitter following to...
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December 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Injured Alabama RB Kenyan Drake Is Already Back Working On The Treadmill

Hand it to Kenyan Drake, he has been about as active as possible in keeping Alabama fans up to date with his recovery. Just a week ago, he posted video of himself out of the walking boot and in a cast. Now, he’s already doing some light work on the treadmill. Anti-Gravity Treadmill A video posted by Kenyan Drake (@roadrun17er) on Nov 11, 2014 at 12:06pm PST Drake had...
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November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Injured Alabama RB Kenyan Drake Is Walking Around Without His Medical Boot

Alabama junior running back Kenyan Drake has been keeping Tide fans up to date with his recovery from a nasty broken leg earlier in the season, and posted video of a big step in his recovery…literally. Drake appears to be out of the boot, and can walk around in his cast.  6 weeks A video posted by Kenyan Drake (@roadrun17er) on Nov 11, 2014 at 2:57pm PST Drake won’t...
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November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Alabama's tailbacks having underwhelming season

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) The season has taken a toll on Alabama's once deep, imposing backfield. T.J. Yeldon is nursing an ankle injury leading up to Saturday's game with No. 1 Mississippi State and Kenyan Drake is out with a broken leg. The fourth-ranked Crimson Tide's running game already hasn't been forcefully overwhelming opponents quite as it has in recent years. The result is...
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November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Kenyan Drake Tweets Frustration With Alabama Not Running The Ball Enough

Sidelined Alabama running back Kenyan Drake is on fire on Twitter tonight. Earlier Saturday, Drake took a nice shot at Auburn after the Tigers lost to Texas A&M. Now, he’s got some words for his own team. Drake, who broke his leg against Ole Miss and has been ruled out for the rest of the season, is upset with the coaching staff’s play calling so far in the first half against...
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November 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Photos: Kenyan Drake Is Watching Last Year’s Alabama Win Over LSU During His Rehab

Kenyan Drake may not suit up for Alabama this weekend when the team heads to Baton Rouge to play LSU, but that doesn’t mean he can’t watch some film while he rehabs. The injured Crimson Tide rusher posted that he was watching last year’s Alabama-LSU game, a 38-17 win for the Tide, during today’s practice time. Drake had 65 yards on ten rushes in the game last year, so it...
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November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Kenyan Drake Posts Photo Of Ankle, Implies Recovery Is Going Well

Back on October 4, Alabama running back Kenyan Drake, one of the best tailbacks in the country, suffered one of the most gruesome injuries we’ve seen this year. Tuesday, just three weeks and two days after breaking his leg, Drake shared a photo of his ankle and foot, post-surgery and presumably post-cast. He commented that he’s finally able to “recognize” his foot again. ...
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October 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Injured Alabama RB Kenyan Drake Carries Oatmeal Creme Pies In His Scooter

Alabama RB Kenyan Drake is out for the year after suffering a brutal injury against Ole Miss, but that didn’t stop him from enjoying his time on the sideline with some Oatmeal Creme Pies. It’s safe to say he is utilizing the basket on that scooter quite well. [@mickeywelsh] [@SEConCBS] The post Injured Alabama RB Kenyan Drake Carries Oatmeal Creme Pies In His Scooter appeared...
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October 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Injured Alabama RB Kenyan Drake Has A Box Of Nick Saban’s Favorite Treat In His Scooter Basket

Nick Saban is probably hungry after a long – but hopefully enjoyable – 59-0 win against Texas A&M this afternoon in Tuscaloosa, Ala.  Thankfully for the Alabama coach, Kenyan Drake is here to help. The injured Alabama running back has a box of Saban’s favorite treat, Little Debbie’s Oatmeal Cream Pies, in the basket of his scooter.  RT @SEConCBS: Kenyan Drake only...
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October 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Kenyan Drake’s Classmates Helped Him Pimp Out His Scooter With Alabama Logos And More

With a broken leg – the injury Kenyan Drake sustained during Alabama’s game against Florida – the Crimson Tide running back has some difficulty getting around the Tuscaloosa campus. So, the 6-foot-1, 202-pound tailback has a scooter to get himself to class, the football facility, etc.  Today, in typical fashion of Alabama’s crazed but extremely loyal football community,...
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October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Kenyan Drake thanks fans for immense support

It’s been a rough couple of weeks for Alabama RB Kenyan Drake. The junior tailback suffered a broken leg during the Crimson Tide’s loss to Ole Miss, and will miss the rest of the season after undergoing surgery. If there is one positive that has come from suffering the injury, it’s that the outpour of support from Crimson Tide fans has been fantastic. Today, Drake posted a...
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October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Kenyan Drake Shows What It’s Like To Be Injured Star Watching From Home

Ever wonder what it’s like for an injured standout college football player to anxiously watch his team battle to keep its championship aspirations alive from the confides of his home? Alabama running back Kenyan Drake, who broke his leg on Oct. 4 against Ole Miss (see injury GIF below), provided his 52,000+ Twitter followers with some insight during the Tide’s hard-fought 14...
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October 13, 2014  |  Discuss
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