Ian Scott (American football)
|No. 95, 98|
|Position:||Defensive tackle, nose tackle|
|Date of birth:||November 8, 1981|
|Place of birth:||Greenville, South Carolina|
|Height:||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight:||302 lb (137 kg)|
|High school:||Gainesville (FL)|
|NFL draft:||2003 – 4th round – 116th pick|
|Career highlights and awards|
Career NFL statistics
|Stats at NFL.com|
|Stats at pro-football-reference.com|
Josef Ian Scott (born November 8, 1981) is an American former college and professional football player who was a nose tackle in the National Football League (NFL) for six seasons during the 2000s. Scott played college football for the University of Florida, and thereafter, he played professionally for the Chicago Bears, Philadelphia Eagles and San Diego Chargers of the NFL.
Scott was born in Greenville, South Carolina in 1981. He attended Gainesville High School in Gainesville, Florida, where he played high school football for the Gainesville Purple Hurricanes and he was a member of the Purple Hurricanes' 1999 Florida state championship basketball team. Scott was a member of the National Honor Society and the valedictorian of his graduating class in 2000.
Scott accepted an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Florida in Gainesville, where he majored in industrial engineering and played for coach Steve Spurrier and coach Ron Zook's Florida Gators football teams from 2000 to 2002. After starting for the Gators in 2001 and 2002, he was a second-team All-Southeastern Conference (SEC) selection both seasons. After his junior year, Scott decided to forgo his final season of NCAA eligibility and entered the NFL Draft.
After being released by the Bears following the 2006 season, Scott was signed to a one-year contract by the Philadelphia Eagles on May 3, 2007, but was placed on injured reserve before the start of the season and did not appear in a regular season game during 2007. On April 29, 2008, Scott was signed by the Carolina Panthers. He was released on August 20.
On September 23, 2008, Scott was signed by the San Diego Chargers after the team released cornerback DeJuan Tribble. On October 14, 2009, he was re-signed by the Chargers after the team released safety Clinton Hart. Scott played in sixteen games for the Chargers in 2008 and 2009, and started in seven of them in 2009. He was released on June 21, 2010.
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- List of Chicago Bears players
- List of Florida Gators football players in the NFL
- List of Philadelphia Eagles players
- Pro-Football-Reference.com, Players, Ian Scott. Retrieved May 7, 2011.
- databaseFootball.com, Players, Ian Scott. Retrieved May 7, 2011.
- GatorZone.com, Football History, 2002 Roster, Ian Scott. Retrieved May 7, 2011.
- 2011 Florida Gators Football Media Guide, University Athletic Association, Gainesville, Florida, pp. 97, 136, 185 (2011). Retrieved August 31, 2011.
- Robbie Andreu, "Great Scott: Gators hit with a surprise," Ocala Star-Banner, p. 3C (January 4, 2003). Retrieved May 7, 2011.
- Pro Football Hall of Fame, Draft History, 2003 National Football League Draft. Retrieved May 7, 2011.
- National Football League, Historical Players, Ian Scott. Retrieved May 7, 2011.
- Kevin Acee, "Release no shock to Chargers' Ellison," The San Diego Union-Tribune (June 21, 2010). Retrieved May 7, 2011.