Bernard Scott

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Bernard Scott
Bernard Scott 2011.JPG
Bernard Scott in the 2011 NFL Season.
No. --     Free Agent
Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1984-02-10) February 10, 1984 (age 30)
Place of birth: Vernon, Texas
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)Weight: 195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High school: Wichita Falls (TX)
College: Abilene Christian
NFL Draft: 2009 / Round: 6 / Pick: 209
Debuted in 2009 for the Cincinnati Bengals
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2012
Rushing yards1,035
Rushing average4.1
Rushing TDs4
Stats at NFL.com
 
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Bernard Scott
Bernard Scott 2011.JPG
Bernard Scott in the 2011 NFL Season.
No. --     Free Agent
Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1984-02-10) February 10, 1984 (age 30)
Place of birth: Vernon, Texas
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)Weight: 195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High school: Wichita Falls (TX)
College: Abilene Christian
NFL Draft: 2009 / Round: 6 / Pick: 209
Debuted in 2009 for the Cincinnati Bengals
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2012
Rushing yards1,035
Rushing average4.1
Rushing TDs4
Stats at NFL.com

Bernard Scott (born February 10, 1984) is an American football running back who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Bengals in the sixth round of the 2009 NFL Draft. He played college football at Abilene Christian. His brother Daryl Richardson plays for the St. Louis Rams.

Early years[edit]

A native of Vernon, Texas, Scott had a troubled past.[1] A Class 3A first-team all-state selection as a high school junior in 2001, Scott was kicked off his high school team at Vernon High School because of an off-campus fight after the season.[1] He was not eligible for his senior year, and finally graduated from Wichita Falls High School in 2003.

College career[edit]

He went on to attend Central Arkansas University, where he earned Gulf South Conference Freshman of the Year honors in 2004, but was eventually dismissed from the football team for hitting a coach, along with a few other issues.[1] Scott transferred to Blinn College, where he was a first team NJCAA All-America after leading the Buccaneers to a 12-0 season and the NJCAA national championship. Scott averaged 154.4 rushing yards per game, and he finished his only junior college season with a junior college-best 1,892 yards and 27 touchdowns. He was also first team all Southwestern Junior College Football Conference.

Rated a three-star recruit by Rivals.com, Scott drew some interest by Arkansas and Fresno State,[2] but eventually enrolled at Abilene Christian University in 2007. He had finished runner-up in the voting for the 2007 Harlon Hill Trophy to Danny Woodhead. In that year, Scott broke the league's single-season rushing record with 2,165 yards and set a pair of NCAA Division II single-season records with 39 total touchdowns and 234 points scored.[3] In 2008, Scott won the Harlon Hill Trophy in a landslide, getting the third-highest vote total in the 23-year history of the trophy.

Professional career[edit]

2009 NFL Draft[edit]

Scott's NFL prospects were tarnished by his off-the-field issues. Besides his aforementioned trouble in high school and junior college, he has also been arrested for some traffic-related misdemeanors, and was put on an 18-month probation for failing to identify himself during a traffic stop in Abilene in the spring of 2007.[3] However, he was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the 2009 NFL Draft.

Pre-draft measurables
HtWt40-yd dash10-yd split20-yd split20-ss3-coneVertBroadBPWonderlic
5 ft 10¼ in200 lb4.44 s1.50 s2.52 s4.08 s6.82 s36 in10 ft 5 in21 reps11
All values from NFL Combine[4]

Cincinnati Bengals[edit]

Following training camp, Scott made the active roster as a kick returner and as a backup to running back Cedric Benson. On November 15, 2009, Scott returned a kickoff 96 yards for a touchdown against the Pittsburgh Steelers, which earned him AFC Special Teams Player of the Week honors.[5]

In his first career start, in week 11 against the Oakland Raiders, Scott rushed for 119 yards, including a 61-yard run that was the longest by a Bengal since Corey Dillon's 67-yard rush at Cleveland on September 15, 2002.[6] He also became the first Bengals rookie to rush for 100 yards in a game since Dillon in 1997.

Baltimore Ravens[edit]

Scott signed with the Baltimore Ravens on October 28, 2013. On December 7, 2013, the Ravens released Scott.[7] On December 10, after a season-ending injury to Brandon Stokley, Scott re-signed with the Ravens.[8]

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