|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.