Jonathan Scott (American football)
|No. -- Free agent|
|Date of birth:||January 10, 1983|
|Place of birth:||Dallas, Texas|
|Height:||6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)|
|Weight:||318 lb (144 kg)|
|High school:||Dallas (TX) David W. Carter|
|NFL draft:||2006 / Round: 5 / Pick: 141|
|Career highlights and awards|
Career NFL statistics as of 2013
|Stats at NFL.com|
|Stats at pro-football-reference.com|
Jonathan Ray Scott (born January 10, 1983) is an American football offensive tackle of the National Football League. He played college football for the University of Texas, and was recognized as a unanimous All-American. He was drafted by the Detroit Lions in the fifth round of the 2006 NFL Draft, and has also played for the Buffalo Bills and Pittsburgh Steelers.
Scott was born in Dallas, Texas. He attended David W. Carter High School in Dallas, where he was a three-sport athlete. While in high school, Scott played in the first-ever U.S. Army All-American Bowl on December 30, 2000.
Scott enrolled in the University of Texas, where he played for coach Mack Brown's Texas Longhorns football team from 2002 to 2005. While attending Texas, he was initiated as a member of Omega Psi Phi fraternity. He was a first-team All-Big 12 selection at offensive tackle in 2004. Following his senior season in 2005, he was a first-team All-Big 12 selection again, and was recognized as a unanimous first-team All-American. Scott was a member of the 2005 Longhorns team that defeated the USC Trojans 41–38 in the Rose Bowl to win the BCS National Championship.
Scott was signed by the Buffalo Bills on December 18, 2008.
Second stint with Lions
Scott signed with the Detroit Lions again on July 24, 2012, and was subsequently released again in late August after being placed on injured reserve.
Scott was picked up by the Chicago Bears on September 10, 2012. Chicago acquired Scott after first conducting a workout with Scott on September 1, 2012. After Gabe Carimi was benched, Scott replaced him. After becoming an unrestricted free agent in 2013, on March 25, Scott signed a one-year deal to stay with the Bears. On September 4, 2013, Scott was released, but was re-signed on September 9.
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- "Chicago Bears bring in veteran offensive tackle for a look – Chicago Tribune". Articles.chicagotribune.com. September 1, 2012. Retrieved September 10, 2012.
- Rosenthal, Gregg (November 22, 2012). "Gabe Carimi latest to be benched by Chicago Bears". National Football League. Retrieved November 22, 2012.
- Mayer, Larry (March 25, 2013). "Bears agree to one-year deal with Jonathan Scott". Chicago Bears. Retrieved March 25, 2013.
- Florio, Mike (September 3, 2013). "Bears bring back Kyle Adams, dump Jonathan Scott". Profootballtalk.com. Retrieved September 4, 2013.
- Wright, Michael (September 9, 2013). "Bears bring back Scott, Johnson". ESPN. Retrieved September 9, 2013.