|Date of birth:||December 6, 1960|
|Place of birth:||Jesup, Georgia|
|Height:||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight:||194 lb (88 kg)|
|High school:||Wayne County High School,
|NFL draft:||1982 – 1st round – 13th pick|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of 1985|
|Yards per reception:||12.5|
|Stats at pro-football-reference.com|
Lindsay Eugene Scott (born December 6, 1960 in Jesup, Georgia) is a retired American football wide receiver, who played for the University of Georgia and the New Orleans Saints. He was the 13th overall pick in the 1982 NFL Draft and played four seasons for the New Orleans Saints. He was inducted into the Georgia-Florida Hall of Fame in 1997.
In 1980, during the Florida–Georgia Game, deep in their own territory, with a perfect season on the line and only a minute left in the game, Georgia quarterback Buck Belue hit Scott at the Georgia 25-yard-line in stride. Scott darted through Florida's secondary and reached the end zone with only seconds left.
Florida in a stand-up five, they may or may not blitz, they won't... Buck back, third down on the eight. In trouble! Got a block behind him... Gonna throw on the run—complete on the 25. To the 30, Lindsay Scott 35, 40, Lindsay Scott 45, 50, 45, 40—Run, Lindsay!--25, 20, 15, 10, 5, Lindsay Scott! Lindsay Scott! Lindsay Scott!!
The game kept alive Georgia's chance for the national title, which they ended up winning.
In 2010 Robbie Burns published Belue to Scott!: The greatest moment in Georgia football history which details this memorable play.
- "Hall of Fame Past Inductees: 1997". Official Website of the City of Jacksonville, Florida. Retrieved August 2, 2011.
- "Belue-to-Scott Desperation Pass Saves 'Dogs from Jaws of Gators". The Albany Sunday Herald (Albany, GA). Associated Press. November 9, 1980. p. 1D.
- Huber, Mic (October 28, 2005). "This one steeped in history". Sarasota Herald-Tribune. Retrieved August 2, 2011.
- Burns, Robbie (2010). Belue to Scott!: The greatest moment in Georgia football history. Macon, GA: H&H Publishing. ISBN 978-0-615-39400-8.
- "NFL faces new lawsuit by more than 100 ex-players". Atlanta Journal-Constitution. May 4, 2012.
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