Scandrick in training camp, Summer 2010
|No. 32 Dallas Cowboys|
|Date of birth:||February 10, 1987|
|Place of birth:||Torrance, California|
|Height:||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight:||195 lb (88 kg)|
|High school:||Los Alamitos (CA)|
|NFL draft:||2008 / Round: 5 / Pick: 143|
|Career highlights and awards|
Career NFL statistics as of Week 14, 2014
|Stats at NFL.com|
Orlando Lee Scandrick (born February 10, 1987) is an American football cornerback for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Cowboys in the fifth round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He played college football at Boise State.
Scandrick was born in Torrance, California. He played high school football at Los Alamitos High School as a two way player (wide receiver and cornerback). As a senior he had 52 receptions for 832 yards, 12 touchdowns, 54 tackles, 3 interceptions and 1,024 yards kickoff return yards with a touchdown. At the end of the season he received first-team Long Beach Dream Team and first-team All-Sunset league honors.
He accepted a scholarship to play at Boise State University where he focused on playing cornerback. Before leaving school as a junior, in his career he started 38 of the 39 games, had 152 tackles, 3.5 sacks, five forced fumbles. In 2007 he recorded a school single-season and career record with four blocked kicks (field goals and extra points).
After posting the fourth fastest 40-yard dash (4.32 seconds) at the scouting combine and falling in the 2008 NFL Draft because of probable character problems, the Dallas Cowboys traded that year's fifth and seventh round draft choices to the Seattle Seahawks, in order to move up in the fifth round to draft him. From the start as a rookie, he became the team's nickelback.
In 2011, Scandrick signed a contract extension with the Cowboys to play through 2016. In 2013, he passed Morris Claiborne on the depth chart and became the starter at right cornerback after the third game of the season. On December 13, he signed an additional two-year contract extension.
On August 11, 2014, the NFL announced that Scandrick would be suspended for the first four games of the 2014 season for performance-enhancing drugs. Although it was confirmed that he tested positive for Molly, during his suspension the league revised its drug policy and his punishment was reduced to two games, by changing his violation from performance enhancing to substance abuse. He made his debut in week 3 against the St. Louis Rams, taking over Claiborne at right cornerback. During the season he continued his emergence into an elite cornerback, capable of handling the opposition best wide receivers either on the outside, or the inside part of the playing field.
- "Scandrick Pro Football Reference Profile". pro-football-reference.com.
- Watkins, Calvin (December 13, 2013). "Orlando Scandrick gets extension". ESPN.com.
- Coppinger, Mike (August 11, 2014). "Orlando Scandrick suspended four games for PEDs". NFL.com. Retrieved 2014-08-12.
- MacMahon, Tim (August 12, 2014). "Scandrick tested positive for 'Molly'". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2014-08-12.
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