Scott Ankrom

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Scott Ankrom
No. 81
Position: Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1966-01-04) January 4, 1966 (age 49)
Place of birth: San Antonio, Texas
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight: 194 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High school: John Jay High (SA)
College: TCU
NFL draft: 1989 / Round: 12 / Pick: 308
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Games: 10
Receptions: 0
Receiving yards: 0
Stats at NFL.com
Stats at pro-football-reference.com

Scott Randall Ankrom (born January 4, 1966) is a former professional American football wide receiver in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys. He played college football at Texas Christian University.

Early years[edit]

Ankron attended John Jay High School where he was an All-American quarterback. He also excelled in track winning several 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay competitions. His 200 meter district record lasted for 24 years until it was broken in April 2007. In basketball he was the starting point guard and guided his team to a district championship and a regional final. He was the starting center fielder in baseball.

He accepted a scholarship to play for Texas Christian University under head coach Jim Wacker. He was recruited as an athlete, so he was initially used in different positions. In 1984, he set an NCAA record with a 99 yard touchdown pass against Rice University.[1] In 1985, he was named the starting quarterback, but was lost for the year after tearing ligaments in his left ankle during the 0-41 loss against the University of Arkansas.[2]

In 1988, he played quarterback, wide receiver, running back and special teams. Against Bowling Green State University, he started the game by registering 106 rushing yards as a running back and switched to quarterback in the second half, completing 4 of 7 passes for 50 yards, while leading his team to 3 touchdowns.[3]

Professional career[edit]

Ankrom was selected in the 12th round (308th overall) of the 1989 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys, with the intention of using him as a wide receiver and kickoff returner. On August 26, he injured his left knee while playing an exhibition game against the Denver Broncos, which became an injury that eventually would end his career. He made the team as a rookie, spending his time between the active roster and the practice squad. He was also named the emergency third-string quarterback after Troy Aikman missed games with a broken index finger.[4]

In 1990 he was moved to safety, but suffered a season ending left knee injury in preseason and was placed on the injured reserve list.[5] He retired after not being be able to recover from the injury.

Personal life[edit]

Ankrom currently owns a pest control business in San Antonio.

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