J. K. Scott
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Scott with the Green Bay Packers in 2018
No. 16 – Los Angeles Chargers
Position:Punter
Personal information
Born: (1995-10-30) October 30, 1995 (age 26)
Denver, Colorado
Height:6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight:208 lb (94 kg)
Career information
High school:Mullen (Denver, Colorado)
College:Alabama
NFL Draft:2018 / Round: 5 / Pick: 172
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Punts:198
Punting yards:8,813
Average punt:44.5
Inside 20:63
Longest punt:67
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

John Kimball Scott III (born October 30, 1995) is an American football punter for the Los Angeles Chargers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Alabama, and was selected by the Green Bay Packers in the fifth round of the 2018 NFL Draft.

Early years

Scott attended and played high school football at Mullen High School in Denver.[1] He received offers from Arizona, Colorado, and Notre Dame but ultimately accepted Alabama's offer.[2] Scott converted 13 of 25 field goals with a long of 59 yards and 69 of 71-point after attempts during his high school career, he also had 4,758 kick off yards.[3]

College career

Scott attended the University of Alabama, where he played on the Alabama Crimson Tide football team under head coach Nick Saban from 2014 to 2017.[4] He was a consensus first-team All-SEC selection in 2014 and was chosen as an All-American by Sporting News, Sports Illustrated, ESPN, and USA Today.[5] He was also named first-team All-SEC for his performances in the 2016 season, and was part of the 2015 and 2017 Alabama Crimson Tide national championship teams.

College statistics

Alabama Crimson Tide
Year GP Punting
Punts Yds Lng Avg Blk In 20 TB FC Ret RetY
2014 13 55 2,640 73 48.0 0 31 5 19 12 83
2015 15 70 3,094 59 44.2 1 25 9 18 27 279
2016 15 64 3,020 66 47.2 1 25 12 15 20 213
2017 14 54 2,320 64 43.0 1 27 4 27 5 36
Total 57 243 11,074 73 45.6 3 108 30 79 64 611
Source: RollTide.com

Professional career

Scott during 2019 training camp.
Scott during 2019 training camp.
External video
video icon Scott gets drafted by Green Bay
Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump
6 ft 5+58 in
(1.97 m)
208 lb
(94 kg)
33+18 in
(0.84 m)
9+18 in
(0.23 m)
4.83 s 1.68 s 2.81 s 4.41 s 7.28 s 30+12 in
(0.77 m)
9 ft 6 in
(2.90 m)
All values from NFL Draft[6][7]

Green Bay Packers

Scott was selected by the Green Bay Packers with the 172nd overall pick in the fifth round of the 2018 NFL Draft.[8] He was the second of four punters to be selected that year.[9] On May 4, 2018, he signed a contract with the Packers.[10] He made his NFL debut in the Packers' season opener against the Chicago Bears. He had four punts for 192 yards in the 24–23 victory.[11] Overall, in his rookie season, Scott punted 71 times for 3,176 yards for a 44.73 average. In addition, Scott had one kickoff attempt for 61 yards.[12] In the 2019 season, Scott finished with 77 punts for 3,386 net yards for a 43.97 average.[13]

On August 31, 2021, Packers released Scott as part of their final roster cuts, after they traded for punter Corey Bojorquez.[14][15]

Jacksonville Jaguars

On December 31, 2021, Scott was signed to the Jacksonville Jaguars active roster.[16]

Los Angeles Chargers

On March 21, 2022, Scott was signed by the Los Angeles Chargers.[17]

NFL career statistics

Regular season

Year Team GP Punting
Punts Yds Lng Avg Net Avg Blk Ins20 Ret RetY
2018 GB 16 71 3,176 67 44.7 39.3 1 19 20 206
2019 GB 16 77 3,386 66 44.0 39.9 0 29 26 233
2020 GB 16 46 2,092 62 45.5 37.9 1 15 17 291
Total 48 194 8,654 67 44.6 39.0 2 63 63 730
Source: NFL.com

Postseason

Year Team GP Punting
Punts Yds Lng Avg Net Avg Blk Ins20 Ret RetY
2019 GB 2 8 345 62 43.1 38.6 0 2 2 36
2020 GB 2 5 222 55 44.4 42.4 0 1 2 10
Total 4 13 567 62 43.6 40.5 0 3 4 46
Source: pro-football-reference.com

Personal life

Scott is married to Sydney Scott. They married in January 2018,[18] and have a son who was born in November 2018.[19]

References

  1. ^ "JK Scott, J.K. Mullen , Kicker". 247Sports. Retrieved January 30, 2019.
  2. ^ "JK Scott Recruit Interests". 247sports.com. Retrieved January 30, 2019.
  3. ^ "JK Scott MaxPreps Interests". Maxpreps.com. Retrieved October 23, 2019.
  4. ^ "Alabama Crimson Tide : JK Scott". RollTide.com. Archived from the original on May 12, 2018. Retrieved May 12, 2018.
  5. ^ "The 2014 AP All-SEC football team".
  6. ^ "NFL Draft Prospect Profile – JK Scott". National Football League. March 1, 2018. Retrieved March 1, 2018.
  7. ^ "Alabama P JK Scott : 2018 NFL Draft Scout Player Profile". NFLDraftScout.com. Retrieved May 12, 2018.
  8. ^ Hodkiewicz, Wes (April 28, 2018). "Packers draft punter JK Scott in fifth round". Packers.com. Archived from the original on May 4, 2018. Retrieved April 28, 2018.
  9. ^ "2018 NFL Draft Listing". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved August 10, 2018.
  10. ^ "Packers announce roster moves". Packers.com. May 4, 2018. Archived from the original on May 4, 2018. Retrieved May 4, 2018.
  11. ^ "Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers – September 9th, 2018". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 5, 2018.
  12. ^ "JK Scott 2018 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved January 30, 2019.
  13. ^ "JK Scott 2019 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 2, 2020.
  14. ^ "Packers announce roster moves". packers.com. Retrieved August 31, 2021.
  15. ^ "Packers, Rams trade: Green Bay acquires punter Corey Bojorquez from Los Angeles, per report". cbssports.com. Retrieved August 31, 2021.
  16. ^ "Roster Moves: 2 coaches currently unavailable; 1 placed on COVID-19 list; 2 players signed". Jaguars.com. December 31, 2021.
  17. ^ "Los Angeles Chargers Sign Punter JK Scott". Chargers.com. March 21, 2022.
  18. ^ Byington, Alex. "JK Scott out to prove his value goes beyond football". TimesDaily. Retrieved October 2, 2020.
  19. ^ Tolentino, Josh. "Home sweet home: Packers punter JK Scott has family ties to Wisconsin". The Athletic. Retrieved October 2, 2020.