Clarence Scott
No. 22
Position:Cornerback / Safety
Personal information
Born: (1949-04-09) April 9, 1949 (age 72)
Atlanta, Georgia
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High school:Decatur (GA) Trinity
College:Kansas State
NFL Draft:1971 / Round: 1 / Pick: 14
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Interceptions:39
Yards:407
Touchdowns:2
Player stats at NFL.com

Clarence Scott (born April 9, 1949) is a former American football safety who played 13 seasons in the NFL from 1971 to 1983 for the Cleveland Browns.

High school career

Scott was raised in Decatur, Georgia and attended the former African-American school Trinity High School in Decatur. As a junior in 1965, Scott helped Trinity to a state title.[2]

College career

Scott played college football at Kansas State University, where he was named an All-American following the 1970 season.

Professional career

He was the first defensive back selected in the 1971 NFL Draft at 14th in the first round by the Browns.[3][4] He proved to be a steady presence with the Browns, earning Pro Bowl honors in 1973, a season in which he had five interceptions for 71 yards and one touchdown.

Personal life

He now resides in the Metro-Atlanta Area with his wife of 16 years, Eleanor. Scott has three grown children from a previous marriage, one son and two daughters, and four grandchildren. As for hobbies, Clarence and Eleanor like to travel, and Clarence enjoys working out and playing basketball.

References

  1. ^ Barber, Hayden (June 13, 2018). "Royals' Kauffman, Paul Pierce, Larry Drew among Kansas Sports Hall of Fame inductees". Kansas City Star. Retrieved June 14, 2018.
  2. ^ Eagle Eye Sports & NFL Hall of Famer Clarence Scott
  3. ^ Wallace, William N. "Patriots Choose Plunkett as No. 1 in College Draft, Spurning Trade Offers," The New York Times, Friday, January 29, 1971. Retrieved November 2, 2020
  4. ^ 1971 NFL Draft Pick Transactions, January 28 (Rounds 1–7) & 29 (Rounds 8–17) – Pro Sports Transactions. Retrieved November 2, 2020