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CJ Scott
12   CJ Scott

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Nashville, Tenn.

High School:
Glencliff HS

Height / Weight:
5-7 / 160

Position:
Defensive Back

Experience:
3L



Tulsa: A three-year letterwinner . . . has played in 26 games and has 18 career starts . . . has 75 career tackles, nine pass breakups, five interceptions, four forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries . . . 2002 ?? Played in the first six games . . . missed the remaining six contests after suffering an injury . . . was credited with four tackles and one pass breakup . . . 2001 ?? Played in eight games and started seven contests . . . missed the season opener, and missed the Hawaii and San Jose State games with a hamstring injury . . . registered 25 tackles, including 15 solos . . . had a season-high nine tackles against Fresno State . . . had five tackles, one caused fumble and one fumble recovery against UTEP . . . had wrist surgery prior to the 2001 season . . . 2000 -- Was one of 11 true freshmen to earn a letter last year . . . was one of the WAC's top defensive newcomers last year . . . played in all 12 games, and started 11 contests . . . only game in which he did not receive a starting assignment was against Oklahoma State . . . tallied 46 tackles on the season, including 39 solos and five stops for -10 yards . . . led the team with 11 passes defended, including a team-leading five interceptions totaling 66 return yards and six pass breakups . . . ranked fifth in the WAC in passes defended and third in fumbles forced . . . ranked fourth in the WAC and 41st nationally in interceptions last year . . . led the team with three forced fumbles, and also recovered two fumbles. . . . was a first-team all-WAC selection by the Football News . . . recorded a team-high 12 solo tackles and had three stops for -6 yards and one pass breakup vs. Rice, thus earning the WAC's Defensive Player of the Week honor . . . had just two tackles against Louisiana Tech, but forced two fumbles and recovered one . . . had seven stops and one interception return for 28 yards against Hawaii . . . returned an interception 24 yards against New Mexico State . . . also tallied seven tackles against Fresno State, while adding one interception . . . Overall -- A playmaker . . . has a knack for getting to the football . . . possesses excellent quickness and good speed . . . comes into the season as the best cover cornerback . . . had off-season wrist surgery . . . missed part of spring drills, but returned late and played well . . . has great intensity and competitiveness.

High School: Was a four-year letterwinner at Glencliff High School . . . was named Mr. Football in the state of Tennessee as a senior . . . helped his team advance to the state championship game his senior season . . . started three years as a running back, and was a four-year starter in the defensive secondary . . . rushed for 1,353 yards on 182 carries for a 7.4 average and 16 touchdowns as a senior . . . also caught 10 passes for 188 yards and three TDs and threw a touchdown pass . . . had 80 tackles, seven interceptions and caused eight fumbles from his defensive backfield selection . . . rushed for over 3,000 career yards and had 42 touchdowns . . . on defense, had 163 tackles, 20 interceptions, 13 caused fumbles and seven fumble recoveries in his career . . . four of his interceptions were returned for touchdowns . . . earned first-team all-state accolades his senior season as a running back, and was a first-team all-state pick as a defensive back his junior campaign . . . was the Region 6 Offensive MVP as a senior, and named the Nashville Offensive Player of the Year as voted by coaches . . . high school coach was Jim Wilson.

Personal: Enjoys playing video games . . . favorite movie is Friday . . . lists the Tennessee Titans as his favorite NFL team . . . his favorite NFL player is former All-Pro Deion Sanders . . . favorite TV show is ?Martin? . . . favorite class at TU is Sign Language . . . hide-n-seek was his favorite childhood game . . . parents are Carl and Nottie Scott . . . majoring in history . . . born Carl Scott Jr. on June 13, 1981.

Scott's Career Statistics

DefenseGUTATTotLossSackFRFFPBUInt
2000 (Fr)12397465/-100/02365
2001 (So)81510250/00/01120
2002 (Jr)63140/00/00010
Total265718755/-100/03495
Punt ReturnsGNoYdsAvgTDLong
2000 (Fr)1222412.0018
2001 (So)8177.007
2002 (Jr)6000.000
Total2633110.3018
KO ReturnsGNoYdsAvgTDLong
2000 (Fr)12000.000
2001 (So)8000.000
2002 (Jr)659418.8024
Total2659418.8024