Hall of Fame - Inductee Detail

Freddie Scott

Freddie Scott


  • Position: Wide Receiver
  • School: Amherst
  • High School: Pine Bluff, AR (Southeast HS)
  • Years: 1971-1973
  • Inducted: 2001
  • Place of Birth: Grady, AR
  • Date of Birth: Aug 05, 1952
  • Jersey Number: 81
  • Height: 6-2
  • Weight: 180

Member Biography

Fred Scott set New England records on the way to being named Little All-America. In his first season, Scott caught 29 passes for 614 yards and six touchdowns in just seven games. In 1972, he had his best season as a collegian, compiling 936 receiving yards and breaking New England records for most receptions in a season with 66 and most touchdowns in a season with 12. As a senior co-captain, Scott caught 48 passes for 786 yards and nine touchdowns running his career receiving yardage to 2,336 yards and touchdown total to 27--both New England records. In just 23 career games, Scott averaged more than 100 yards receiving per game and was named New England College Division Player of the Year by UPI. A two-time ECAC All-Star and selected to play in the North-South game, Scott received Amherst's Tom Ashley Award for outstanding play in football. A premier receiver in college and in the NFL for 10 seasons with the Baltimore Colts and Detroit Lions, Scott never forgot the value of an education nor the importance of giving back to the community. He has maintained a strong involvement in many worthy activities.