Hall of Fame - Inductee Detail

Tom Scott

Tom Scott

Details

  • Position: End
  • School: Virginia
  • High School: Towson, MD (Calvert Hall HS)
  • Years: 1950-1952
  • Inducted: 1979
  • Place of Birth: Baltimore, MD
  • Date of Birth: Sep 03, 1930
  • Jersey Number: 82
  • Height: 6-2
  • Weight: 210

Member Biography

Tom Scott was an end who could inspire fear in the hearts of men - especially ball carriers and passers. In 1952, during a big game against Vanderbilt, Scott threw ball carriers and passers for 8,10,12 and 15 yard losses. Scott drilled quarterback Billy Krietemeyer from Vanderbilt several times, allowing him to toss the ball only 11 times. Nine passes were incomplete and two were intercepted, one returned for a Virginia touchdown. The 6-2, 210-pound Scott was the main force behind Virginia's 27-0 victory. Tom's abilities were not limited solely to defense; he caught his share of touchdown passes and made running plays work with relentless blocking. In his sophomore year, he helped his team lead the nation in pass defense, allowing a mere 50.3 yards per game. Scott supplemented his great collegiate career with an outstanding record as a lacrosse player. He went on to receive All- America honors in both areas. Tom played in the East-West Shrine game and with the College All-Stars. The University of Virginia voted him best All-Around Athlete in the school's history. Tom Scott went on to play 12 years in the pros with Philadelphia and the New York Giants. He was captain of the Giants team.