Lindsay Scott

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Lindsay Scott
No. 80
Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1960-12-06) December 6, 1960 (age 53)
Place of birth: Jesup, Georgia
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)Weight: 194 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High school: Wayne County High School,
Jesup, Georgia
College: Georgia
NFL Draft: 1982 / Round: 1 / Pick: 13
Debuted in 1982 for the New Orleans Saints
Last played in 1985 for the New Orleans Saints
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 1985
Receptions69
Receiving yards864
TD receptions1
Yards per reception12.5
Stats at pro-football-reference.com
Stats at DatabaseFootball.com
 
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Lindsay Scott
No. 80
Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1960-12-06) December 6, 1960 (age 53)
Place of birth: Jesup, Georgia
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)Weight: 194 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High school: Wayne County High School,
Jesup, Georgia
College: Georgia
NFL Draft: 1982 / Round: 1 / Pick: 13
Debuted in 1982 for the New Orleans Saints
Last played in 1985 for the New Orleans Saints
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 1985
Receptions69
Receiving yards864
TD receptions1
Yards per reception12.5
Stats at pro-football-reference.com
Stats at DatabaseFootball.com

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 New Orleans Saints. He was inducted into the Georgia-Florida 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 memorable play.[4]

NFL Lawsuit[edit]

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

References[edit]

  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". Atlanta Journal-Constitution. May 4, 2012.