Scott Sisson

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Scott Sisson
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Sisson in 2012
No. 9
Position: Placekicker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1971-07-21) July 21, 1971 (age 46)
Place of birth: New Orleans, Louisiana
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight: 197 lb (89 kg)
Career information
High school: Marietta (GA)
College: Georgia Tech
NFL Draft: 1993 / Round: 5 / Pick: 113
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played: 29
Games started: 0
Field goals: 55 / 36
FG%: 65.5
Extra points: 45 / 45
PAT%: 100.0
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Scott O'Neal Sisson (born July 21, 1971) is a former American football placekicker in the National Football League. He played for the New England Patriots (1993) and the Minnesota Vikings (1996). He played collegiately for the Georgia Tech football team and was an All-America selection in 1992. He was inducted into the Georgia Tech Hall of Fame in 2003.[1]

College career[edit]

Scott Sisson's most notable kick as a college football player was a field goal which secured Georgia Tech's win over previously #1 ranked Virginia during the UVA homecoming game on November 3, 1990. The win resulted in wild partying on the Georgia Tech campus including spontaneous bonfires, and set the stage for Georgia Tech's #1 ranking in that season's final UPI poll (with the AP poll going to Colorado), turning Sisson into a campus hero. Georgia Tech was undefeated that year, having previously tied North Carolina, in contrast to the AP's #1 pick of Colorado which had lost one game that season. Georgia Tech's victory over UVA and Sisson's success on the field brought extra attention to Georgia Tech special teams.[2][3][4]

Records[edit]

Sisson set a school record of 70 consecutive extra points during his college football career that was passed by Luke Manget during the 2000 football season. Sisson also set a school scoring record for kickers during 1990 football season with 84 points which was also passed by Luke Manget during the 1999 football season. Manget passed this record with 11 field goals and 53 extra points in 1999, vs. Sisson's 15 field goals and 39 extra points in 1990.[5] Sisson set a record of most field goals made in a season with 19 during 1992 football season, which was matched by Luke Manget during 2001 football season. Sisson also set a school record for most career field goals with 60.[6][7]

Statistics[edit]

PAT FG TOTAL
YEAR XPOINTS ATTEMPTS COMP % FGOALS ATTEMPTS COMP % POINTS
1989 30 30 100% 15 24 62.5% 75
1990 39 39 100% 15 23 65.2% 84
1991 30 31 96.8% 11 17 64.7% 63
1992 20 21 95.2% 19 24 79.2% 77
TOTAL 119 121 98.3% 60 88 68.2% 299

Professional career[edit]

During his one-year tenure with the Patriots, Sisson had a 53.8% kicking percentage, worst in the NFL.[8][9] This earned him the nickname "Missin' Sisson" in New England. However, Sisson achieved a 75.9% field goal percentage with the Minnesota Vikings, improving his NFL career average to 65.5%.[10]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://ramblinwreck.cstv.com/ot/fame/halloffame.html
  2. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6nlhMxx-vfQ
  3. ^ Megargee, Steve (2006-06-09). "Sisson was Mr. Clutch for Georgia Tech title team". Rivals.com. Retrieved 2013-01-05. 
  4. ^ Winkeljohn, Matt (2009-10-24). "Scott Sisson Splits 'em Again". ramblinwreck.com. Retrieved 2013-01-05. 
  5. ^ http://ramblinwreck.cstv.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/fbcnotes090900.html
  6. ^ "Georgia Tech Football Individual Records". ramblinwreck.com. Thru 2006 season. Retrieved 2013-01-06.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  7. ^ "Player Bio: Luke Manget". ramblinwreck.com. Retrieved 2013-01-08. 
  8. ^ http://www.boston.com/sports/columnists/gasper/2010/08/foxborough_--_t_1.html
  9. ^ http://www.pro-football-reference.com/years/1993/kicking.htm
  10. ^ "Scott Sisson Stats". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2013-01-05.