Two-sport athletes have been around for quite some time now. From Bo Jackson to Tim Tebow and everyone in between, athletes haven't shied away from dipping their toe in a second sport — with varying levels of success.
Philadelphia Eagles running back Boston Scott is the latest player to become a two-sport athlete, albeit in a more unconventional way. NFL insider Adam Schefter reported Thursday that Scott will also be adding "professional gamer" to his resumé.
Boston Scott Rocket League
Scott will be joining the e-Sports team "Dignitas" as a professional Rocket League content creator. The deal makes him the first-ever NFL player to be signed to a professional sport and e-Sport.
For those unfamiliar with it, Rocket League is a video game that combines driving rocket-powered cars with soccer. As usual with sports, the object is to score more goals than the opposing team.
Scott was provided the opportunity of joining Dignitas by earning the status of "Grand Champion" on Rocket League, which is awarded to just the top .52% of the game's 6 million-plus ranked players.
The 26-year-old RB proved that he was no slouch on the football field either this season. He suited up in 16 games (four starts) for the Eagles this season, establishing new career highs in carries (87) and touchdowns (seven) while also recording 456 total yards from scrimmage.
The good thing about Rocket League being Scott's second sport is that the Eagles won't have to worry about him suffering any physical injuries aside from some sore thumbs.
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