Emotional GameDay segment shows how Henry Ruggs III honors his late friend during every game
Alabama WR Henry Ruggs III has turned into one of the best receivers in college football and could even be a first-round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.
However, one of his best friends from high school — Rod Scott — didn’t get the chance to realize his college dreams, dying in a car accident on the way to a state basketball tournament game.
On Saturday morning’s College GameDay, Tom Rinaldi reported an emotional story about how Ruggs carries Scott’s memory with him during every game:
After a tragic car accident, 3's Up became Alabama WR Henry Ruggs III's motto and his best friend's memory became a mission 👌
— College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) November 9, 2019
Ruggs honors his friend by putting three fingers up to the sky when he takes the field and after he scores a touchdown.
Scott probably would have loved to see Ruggs play in an atmosphere like Saturday’s against LSU. He’ll be watching in spirit, though, and Ruggs will start his afternoon with a tribute to his friend.