Philadelphia Eagles RB Boston Scott adds Rocket League pro gamer to résumé, signs with Dignitas

ByTim McManus ESPN logo
Thursday, February 3, 2022

PHILADELPHIA -- Philadelphia Eagles running back Boston Scott has a new title to add to his résumé: professional gamer.

On Wednesday, Scott was signed by esports vertical Dignitas, becoming the first two-sport NFL and Rocket League pro.

Scott, 26, has the status of Grand Champion in Rocket League, putting him in the top .52% of over 6 million competitive players globally. He will serve as the fourth member and substitute as well as content creator for the professional team.

"Gaming has always been a part of my life. It had an impact on me since I was young that has made it bigger than just a hobby that I enjoy," Scott said in a statement. "So the fact that I'm able to join Dignitas is a dream come true."

Dignitas, which was acquired by the Philadelphia 76ers in 2016, is a power organization in the world of esports, with six championships over the past three years. Rocket League is a soccerlike game with cars instead of people trying to score goals on the pitch.

Scott rushed for 373 yards and a personal-best seven touchdowns for the Eagles in 2021 and had 13 catches for 83 yards.