B.J. Emmons, who would have been a sophomore running back at Alabama this season, has transferred from the program, SEC Country has learned.
Emmons, a former 4-star prospect from Freedom High School (Morganton, N.C.), rushed for 173 yards and a touchdown during the Crimson Tide’s first seven games last season before suffering a Lisfranc fracture in his foot. That injury caused him to have two surgeries. Emmons was expected to be 100 percent cleared to return to practice for fall camp.
According to a SnapChat video of Emmons, the running back has enrolled at Hutchinson Community College. That means he’ll be free to transfer to any FBS program in 2018.
With Emmons out, Alabama still has five capable running backs on its depth chart with Bo Scarbrough and Damien Harris leading the way and Josh Jacobs, Najee Harris and Brian Robinson behind them.