Brad Scioli

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Brad Scioli
No. 99
Position: Defensive end / Defensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1976-09-06) September 6, 1976 (age 40)
Place of birth: Bridgeport, Pennsylvania
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight: 277 lb (126 kg)
Career information
College: Penn State
NFL Draft: 1999 / Round: 5 / Pick: 138
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • Defensive player of the game 1999 Hula Bowl
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR

Brad Elliott Scioli (born September 6, 1976) is a former American football defensive end for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League (NFL).

College career[edit]

Scioli attended Penn State University, playing defensive end for coach Joe Paterno. Following a senior campaign in 1998 where he recorded ten sacks he was named the outstanding senior member of the Penn State team.[1] Scioli was also named defensive player of the game at the 1999 Hula Bowl college all-star game.[2] Scioli spent a season playing Tight end while in college.

Scioli earned a bachelor's degree in Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Management from Penn State.

Professional career[edit]

Scioli was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the fifth round of the 1999 NFL Draft and played for the team from 1999 to 2006. He recorded 15 sacks in his six-year career, with a high of 7 sacks in 2002. He was drafted with a fifth round draft selection acquired from St. Louis for the Colt's star running back Marshall Faulk (also included in the deal was a 2nd round pick used on LB Mike Peterson). Scioli retired in 2004 due to injuries.

Personal life[edit]

After retiring from football with a shoulder injury, Brad went back to school at West Chester University where he got his certification to teach. He then got a master's degree in Education Development & strategies at Wilkes University. He then moved back to his home town of Bridgeport, Pennsylvania, which is in the Upper Merion Area School District. There he started teaching at Upper Merion Area High School in 2007. He has moved around the district but he has been teaching health and physical education at the Upper Merion Area Middle School for the past 4 years.[3] He is married and he has two daughters.

Lawsuit against the NFL[edit]

In December 2011, Scioli was part of a group of 11 other professional players who had filed a lawsuit against the NFL. The players and their attorneys alleged that the League failed to properly treat head injuries in spite of prevailing medical evidence and the prevalent use of Toradol administered by the team to the players as a pain-masking agent, leading the players to develop effects of brain injury.[4]