|3 Anthony Scott|
Senior Receiver Scores Twice And Throws For Another
An explosive and gifted ball-carrier and pass catcher who should continue upward path toward full two-deep inclusion as a sophomore … Turned in an impressive rookie season debut as a true freshman … Formally listed as Chris Hairston’s top backup, along with Cory Hunter, to enter preseason camp … Could however serve as the lead back in certain alignments and packages, depending on field position and situation … Acceleration ability and overall speed remind many around the program of former Pirate Chris Johnson (at that stage of his career) … Ran for 16 yards on six carries and caught one pass for 10 yards during the first spring scrimmage (March 28) … Picked up 15 yards, including a one-yard touchdown plunge, on four attempts in the second contest (April 11) … Also caught two passes for three yards out of the backfield in the second tilt … Topped all rushers with 55 yards on six carries and added a two-yard catch during the Purple-Gold Game on April 18 … Earned “freak” status in coach Jeff Connors’ power quotient during spring strength and conditioning testing … Speed and agility numbers include a 40 mark of 4.31, a pro shuttle of 4.09 and a 60-shuttle of 12.06 … Power lifts consisted of a 320-pound bench press, a 480-pound back squat and a 274-pound power clean.
2014: Played in all 13 games as a true freshman, both as a reserve running back and on special teams ... Rushed for 268 yards and three touchdowns on 55 carries – an average of 4.9 yards per attempt … Produced ground scores against N.C. Central (personal-long 38-yarder), SMU (one-yarder) and USF (20-yarder) … Pulled in five receptions for 22 yards and returned two kickoffs for 24 yards … Both returns came against Connecticut and included a long of 19 … Made collegiate debut against N.C. Central, rushing seven times for a career-best 61 yards ... Had a personal-best 12 ground attempts for 42 yards against North Carolina ... Ten of dozen carries against Tar Heels came in the fourth quarter accounting (38 yards) … Surpassed the 20-yard rushing mark on five occasions – 61 vs. N.C. Central, 42 vs. North Carolina, 39 vs. USF, 25 vs. Cincinnati and 44 vs. Florida in the Birmingham Bowl … Averaged 8.8 yards per carry with a long of 24 against Gators at Legion Field … Tallied 314 all-purpose yards (268/rushing, 22/receiving, 24/kickoff returns) ... Recorded receptions against Tulsa (two for six yards), UCF (two for 15 yards) and Florida (one for one yard) ... Had a long catch of nine yards vs. Knights … Contest at Tulsa marked only game of season without at least one rushing attempt … First career carry was a two-yard loss in the season opener (first quarter) against the Eagles.
High School: A highly-regarded ball-carrier who rushed for 1,313 yards and 22 touchdowns as a senior … Also had 37 receptions for 915 yards and eight scores for coach Jeff McGowan … Selected as the Virginian-Pilot’s Beach District Offensive Player-of-the-Year and was a first-team all-district choice … Racked up 304 yards of total offense in a playoff victory over Maury High School … Advanced to the second round of the playoffs before falling to Salem (27-7) … Ranked by ESPN.com as one of the top 50 prospects in the Commonwealth of Virginia and earned a scout grade of 71 … Also listed among the nation’s top 160 running backs by ESPN.com … Recruited by ACC members Virginia Tech and Maryland, along with Big 12 member West Virginia.
Personal: Full name is Anthony Maurice Scott … Has not formally declared a college major.