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.
Our Rocket League team just became more stacked. 💪— Dignitas (@dignitas) February 3, 2022
Welcome to @DignitasRL, @BostonScott2 - the first two sport NFL and Rocket League pro! pic.twitter.com/avrrDgBbds
"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.