Lindsay Scott

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Lindsay Scott
No. 80
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1960-12-06) December 6, 1960 (age 58)
Jesup, Georgia
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:194 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High school:Wayne County
(Jesup, Georgia)
College:University of Georgia
NFL Draft:1982 / Round: 1 / Pick: 13
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 1985
Receiving yards:864
TD receptions:1
Yards per reception:12.5
Player stats at PFR

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 Saints. He was inducted into the Florida–Georgia Hall of Fame in 1997.[1]

Run, Lindsay, Run / Belue to Scott[2][edit]

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.

Long-time Georgia radio announcer Larry Munson's play-by-play gave the game and play its name:[3]

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 play.[4]

NFL lawsuit[edit]

In May 2012, Scott was one of more than 100 former NFL players that sued the league over brain injuries from concussions.[5]


  1. ^ "Hall of Fame Past Inductees: 1997". Official Website of the City of Jacksonville, Florida. Retrieved August 2, 2011.
  2. ^ "Belue-to-Scott Desperation Pass Saves 'Dogs from Jaws of Gators". The Albany Sunday Herald. Albany, GA. Associated Press. November 9, 1980. p. 1D.
  3. ^ Huber, Mic (October 28, 2005). "This one steeped in history". Sarasota Herald-Tribune. Retrieved August 2, 2011.
  4. ^ Burns, Robbie (2010). Belue to Scott!: The greatest moment in Georgia football history. Macon, GA: H&H Publishing. ISBN 978-0-615-39400-8.
  5. ^ "NFL faces new lawsuit by more than 100 ex-players". May 3, 2012.