Cleveland selected him with the fourteenth pick in the first round of the 1971 NFL Draft. He proved to be a steady presence with the Browns, earning Pro Bowl honors in 1973, a season in which he had five interceptions for 71 yards and one touchdown.
He now resides in the Metro-Atlanta Area with his wife of 16 years, Eleanor. Scott has three grown children from a previous marriage, one son and two daughters, and three grandchildren. As for hobbies, Clarence and Eleanor like to travel, and Clarence enjoys working out and playing basketball.