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Austin Scott (American football)

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Austin Scott
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Austin Scott (33) receives the ball from Penn State quarterback Anthony Morelli (14).
Braunschweig Lions
Position:Running back
Personal information
Born: (1985-03-13) March 13, 1985 (age 36)
Allentown, Pennsylvania
Career information
College:Penn State
Career history
  • Cleveland Browns (2008)*
  • Braunschweig Lions (2010)
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com

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Austin T Scott (born March 13, 1985) is an American football running back who currently plays for the NEPA Miners semi-pro team in Northeast Pennsylvania. He was signed by the Cleveland Browns as an undrafted free agent in 2008 but was released during the 2008 pre-season.

He played college football at Penn State.

High school[edit]

Scott played his senior season at Allentown's Parkland High School in the highly competitive Lehigh Valley Conference, where he compiled 3,853 yards (fourth highest in national high school football history) and 53 touchdowns in his senior season, both of which stood as Pennsylvania state rushing records into the 2008 season.[1]

In honor of Scott's accomplishments, the school retired his number, 33, the following year. Scott was selected a Parade All-American and a second-team All-American by USA Today. The Associated Press named him first-team all-state and Big School Player-of-the-Year. Scott received the prestigious Jim Henry Award from the Maxwell Football Club as the Philadelphia-area high school "Player of the Year" and won The Allentown Morning Call's "Player of the Year award."

Penn State[edit]

Collegiate career[edit]

Scott played in the 2006 Orange Bowl against ACC Champion Florida State after Tony Hunt was injured in the first quarter. Scott and Michael Robinson helped lead the team to victory. Scott received little playing time in 2005 and 2006 outside of that, mostly being used as a backup running back. In 2007, he was named the starting running back, and displayed a lot of talent and skills, but demonstrated trouble holding onto the football, such as in the game against Buffalo (which led to the Bulls' only points against the Nittany Lions starters) and a key fumble in the red zone against Michigan. Following the Illinois game in October 2007, Scott was accused of rape and was suspended from the team and replaced by Rodney Kinlaw and Evan Royster the remainder of the year.

NFL career[edit]

Cleveland Browns[edit]

Scott was signed by the Cleveland Browns as an undrafted free agent following the 2008 NFL Draft.[2] He was waived on August 25 (when the NFL required all rosters to have a maximum of 75 players) during the pre-season after the offensive coordinator said Scott has trouble grasping the offense and lacked a will to achieve. He remains an unsigned free agent.

German Football League[edit]

Scott spent 2010 with the Braunschweig Lions of the German Football League (GFL).[3][4] His team finished the 2010 regular season with a 4-6-2 record before losing 21-31 to the Marburg Mercenaries in the first round of the GFL playoffs. Scott played in every game of the season and carried the ball 233 times for 1502 yards and 11 TDs. He also had 8 catches for 40 yards and returned 8 kicks for 125 yards.[5]

NEPA Miners[edit]

On June 23, 2011, it was announced at The Mall at Steamtown that Scott had signed with the semi-pro Northeast Pennsylvania Miners of Major League Football.


  1. Austin Scott Player Biography at CSTV.com.
  2. "Browns: A. Scott signs with team". KFFL. 2008-04-27. Archived from the original on December 5, 2014. Retrieved 2008-04-28.CS1 maint: Unfit url (link)
  3. Wogenrich, Mark (2010-05-12). "Austin Scott playing pro football in Germany". The Morning Call.
  4. "Roster 2010". Die Braunschweig Lions. Retrieved 2010-05-12.
  5. "Official German Football League statistics". Archived from the original on 27 September 2010. Retrieved 2010-11-01.

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