Ben Scotti

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Ben Scotti
No. 48
Position: Defensive back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1937-06-09) June 9, 1937 (age 79)
Place of birth: Newark, New Jersey
Career information
College: Maryland
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Games played: 71
Interceptions: 10
Fumble recoveries: 2
Player stats at

Benjamin Joseph Scotti (born June 9, 1937) 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 late November 1963, Scotti received brief national attention when 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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