Ben Scotti

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Ben Scotti
No. 48
Defensive back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1937-06-09) June 9, 1937 (age 77)
Place of birth: Newark, New Jersey
Career information
College: Maryland
Debuted in 1959
Last played in 1964
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Games played 71
Interceptions 10
Fumble recoveries 2
Stats at NFL.com

Benjamin Joseph Scotti (born June 9, 1937 in Newark, New Jersey) is a former American football defensive back in the National Football League. A graduate of the University of Maryland (1959), Scotti played for the Washington Redskins (1959–1961), the Philadelphia Eagles (1962–1963), and the San Francisco 49ers (1964). In 1963, Scotti received brief national attention when the weekend after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy he precipitated a fight with teammate John Mellekas that sent Mellekas to the hospital. He is the brother of media mogul Tony Scotti, with whom he co-produced a few television programs, most notably the lifeguard drama Baywatch, and also co-founded the Scotti Bros. record label which released music by artists such as Survivor and "Weird Al" Yankovic until the label was dissolved in the mid-1990s.

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