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      Leonard Scott
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Zachary, La.

High School:
Zachary

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 180

Position:
WR

Experience:
4L


Printable Career Summary (PDF)

Full name: Leonard Ray Scott ... Born: Jan. 19, 1980.

HONORS -
1999 Freshman All-America (The Sporting News), Freshman All-SEC (Knoxville News-Sentinel)

2002 - Games/Started 13/9 ... Made nine starts at wide receiver ... Pulled in 10 passes for 87 yards .... Also had five rushes for 63 yards ... His rushing yardage came via reverses and end-arounds, where he was dangerous in the open field ... Showed his elusiveness in touchdown run against Alabama ... Appeared to be stopped in the backfield but made a defender miss en route to the 13-yard scoring run ... Made a key third down catch against Kentucky to keep a second quarter scoring drive alive ... Also returned five kicks for 90 yards to lift his career totals to 77 returns for 1,787 yards ... Both of those figures are second all-time in school history to Willie Gault (78 for 1,854).

2001 - Games/Started: 12/0 ... Primarily handles kickoff return duties for the Vols ... For the season, he had 25 returns for a 522 yards for a 20.9 yard average ... Season long of 49 yards came against Kentucky ... Posted two 100-yard kickoff return games during the season ... Had 116 yards on five returns versus Alabama ... He rolled up 144 yards for the second best day of his career against Kentucky ... He has four 100-yard kickoff return games for his career ... Ranks second in career kickoff returns with 72 to Willie Gault who finished his career with 78 ... Also ranks second to Gault in kickoff return yards with 1698 to Gault's 1854 ... Also a deep threat at receiver anytime he is on the field ... He finished the season with six receptions for 72 yards ... Had a 17-yard touchdown reception versus Georgia.

2000 - Games/Started: 11/0...Officially listed as a receiver,was a valuable utility player who returned kickoffs and played on coverage teams... His kickoff return in closing minutes at Memphis, covering from the four to the 48 set the stage for Vols' winning field goal kick...That return was a key element in his value in bringing back 27 kicks for a 23.6 yard average...For the season he caught five passes for 29 yards...Returned five kicks for 73 yards and caught three passes in LSU game ... Ranks second in career kickoff returns with 47 and second in yardage with 1176 ... He stands eighth in kickoff-punt combined return yardage with 1176 yards on 47 opportunities..Returned five kickoffs for 125 yards in Cotton Bowl, including a 44-yard return ...

1999 - Games/Started: 11/0 ... Named Freshman All-America by The Sporting News as a kick returner ... Also named Freshman All-SEC by Knoxville News-Sentinel ... As kick returner, he ranked first in SEC and 11th in nation with 27.0 average ... Tied UT and SEC record with 100-yard kickoff return for a touchdown against Georgia ... Set school standard and posted sixth-best SEC mark with 169 yards for returns versus Georgia ... His 540 kickoff return yards ranks as eighth best ever at UT ... Began season with 90 yards on four returns against Wyoming ... Caught seven passes for 140 yards and two touchdowns ... Had three catches against South Carolina for 44 yards ... Caught first touchdown pass on 43-yard maneuver in Notre Dame game ... Caught a 33-yard scoring pass against Vanderbilt ...

1998 - Redshirted ...

TRACK AND FIELD - Capped a brilliant career this past spring and earned his place as one of UT's greatest sprinters ... Joins the ranks of Justin Gatlin, Sam Graddy, Willie Gault, Terry Scott, Mike Miller and Terry McDaniel ... Leonard's contributions have led to a Tennessee track and field resurgence, including two NCAA team titles in as many years ... Earned 11 All-America certificates, including the NCAA Indoor 60m dash championship (6.58) as a freshman ... Holds school records in the 60m dash (6.48), 100m dash (10.05, tie), 4x100m relay (38.66) and 4x200m relay (1:20.20) ... Three-time SEC individual champion and twice a member of the 4x100m relay champions ... Contributed five points to the Vols 2001 NCAA outdoor title ... Proved even more valuable when Tennessee claimed its first NCAA indoor crown in 2002 by offering arguably his best meet for the Big Orange ... Contributed 16 of the team's 62.5-point total, second-best on the squad ... Placed second in the 60m dash, third in the 200m dash and ran the third leg of UT's second-place 4x400m relay ... Hamstring injury limited his effectiveness during 2002 NCAA Outdoor Championships ...

HIGH SCHOOL - Blue Chip Illustrated All-Region ... A four-year starter who played running back and rushed for 867 yards and 13 touchdowns as a senior ... Named All-Conference and Zachary High School's MVP as a senior ... As a return man, he scored four touchdowns on kickoffs and four more on punts ... Shortest scoring return was 61 yards ... Averaged 36 yards on kickoff returns, 25 on punts, leading to his selection as All-State ... Rushed for 823 yards as a junior ... Won Class 5A championship in the 100 and 200-meters ... Coach at Zachary High School: Bill Burke.

KICKOFF RETURN STATISTICS
Class/Year
NO
YDS
AVG
TD
LONG
Fr. 1999
20
540
27.0
1
100-UG
So. 2000
27
636
23.6
0
44-UM
Jr. 2001
25
522
20.9
0
49-UK
Sr. 2002
5
90
18
0
17-Vandy
TOTALS
77
1787
23.2
1
100-UG
RECEIVING STATISTICS
Class/Year
NO
YDS
AVG
TD
LONG
Fr. 1999
7
140
20.0
2
43-ND
So. 2000
5
29
5.8
0
13-SC
Jr. 2001
6
72
12.0
1
35-LSU
Sr. 2002
10
87
8.7
0
14-AR
TOTALS
28
328
11.7
2
43-ND
RUSHING STATISTICS
Class/Year
NO
YDS
AVG
TD
LONG
Fr. 1999
2
2
1.0
0
8-AU
So. 2000
6
70
11.1
1
45-ULM
Jr. 2001
1
1
1.0
1
1-UA
Sr. 2002
5
63
12.6
1
16-SC
TOTALS
14
136
9.7
3
45-ULM

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