Scott Semptimphelter
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Personal information
Born: (1972-05-15) May 15, 1972 (age 51)
Florence Township, New Jersey, U.S.
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school:Delran (NJ) Holy Cross
Career history
As a player:
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
As a coach:
Career Arena statistics
Pass Att–Com:1,146–661
Passing yards:8,392
Passer rating:101.09
Player stats at

Scott Semptimphelter (born May 15, 1972) is a former American football quarterback who played five seasons in the Arena Football League (AFL) with the Orlando Predators, Nashville Kats, Los Angeles Avengers, Detroit Fury and New York Dragons. He played college football at Lehigh University and attended Holy Cross High School in Delran Township, New Jersey.[1][2] He also attended training camp twice with the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League (NFL).

College career

Semptimphelter was a two-year starter at Lehigh University. He threw for 3,449 yards and 30 touchdowns as a senior in 1993. Led Lehigh to its first Patriot League title in 1993, and was named the 1993 Patriot League MVP. He passed for 6,669 yards and 51 touchdowns in his career. Leaving Lehigh, he held the record for TD Passes in a game (6), most passing yards in a game (480), and 2nd in TD passes in a season(30). 25 years after his last season, he still holds the 5th best season for passing yards in a season (3,449). [3]

Professional career

Semptimphelter spent time with the Dallas Cowboys' training camp roster in 1995 and 1996.[1][2] He threw for 1,859 yards, 36 touchdowns and six interceptions in 1997 for the Orlando Predators of the AFL. The Predators lost in the second round of the playoffs to the Iowa Barnstormers. He was traded to the Nashville Kats in April 1998 for the rights to John Dewitt II.[4][5] Semptimphelter served as the backup to Andy Kelly.[6] Scott was traded to the Los Angeles Avengers in December 1999 for a third round draft pick.[7][8] He threw for 1,551 yards, 28 touchdowns and seven interceptions in 2000. He was the first starting quarterback in franchise history.[6][9] Semptimphelter was signed by the AFL's Detroit Fury on January 2, 2001.[10] He accumulated 3,508 passing yards, 76 touchdowns and 20 interceptions in 2001. The Fury lost in the first round of the playoffs to the Arizona Rattlers.[3] He was signed by the New York Dragons of the AFL on April 25, 2002.[11] Semptimphelter was traded to the Detroit Fury on June 3, 2002.[10]

Coaching career

Semptimphelter was offensive coordinator of Holy Cross High School in Delran Township, New Jersey from 1994 to 1997. He was offensive coordinator of Brentwood High School in Brentwood, Tennessee from 2003 to 2004.[12] He was quarterbacks coach for the Nashville Kats in 2005.[6] From 2010 thru 2015, Scott served as President of the Brentwood Blaze Youth Football Program, and from 2012 to 2015, the president of TNYFL. Since 2013, he has coached QB's at Battle Ground Academy in Franklin, TN.

Personal life

Semptimphelter met his wife, Traci, in 1997 at a postgame gathering after a game between the Orlando Predators and Nashville Kats. At the time, Semptimphelter was a player for the Predators and Traci was a cheerleader for the Kats.[13][14]


  1. ^ a b "FOOTBALL RECORD BOOK" (PDF). Retrieved August 21, 2014.
  2. ^ a b Blockus, Gary R. (July 31, 1997). "Scott Semptimphelter: A Predator In The Arena The Former Lehigh University Quarterback Has Thrown For 36 Touchdowns And Has Put His Team Into The Playoffs". Retrieved August 21, 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Fury Trade for Semptimphelter". June 3, 2002. Retrieved August 21, 2014.
  4. ^ Greene, Jerry (April 30, 1998). "Predators Finally Get Their Men". Retrieved August 21, 2014.
  5. ^ Greene, Jerry (May 15, 1998). "Preds' On-the-mend Qb Is Always On The Move". Retrieved August 21, 2014.
  6. ^ a b c "Kats Add Semptimphelter As Quarterbacks Coach". March 21, 2005. Retrieved August 21, 2014.
  7. ^ "Transactions". December 16, 1999. Retrieved August 21, 2014.
  8. ^ Terry, Mike (March 7, 2000). "Avengers Hold First Pick, but May Be Ready to Deal". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved August 21, 2014.
  9. ^ Larimer, Terry (May 28, 2000). "Semptimphelter Wants To Start In Arena League The Former Lehigh Star Now Plays Behind Qb Todd Marinovich In L.a." Retrieved August 21, 2014.
  10. ^ a b "Historical Team Transactions". Retrieved August 21, 2014.
  11. ^ "Thursday April 25, 2002". Retrieved August 21, 2014.
  12. ^ "About Elite Football Skills". Retrieved August 21, 2014.
  13. ^ "Scott Semptimphelter". Retrieved December 1, 2017.
  14. ^ Blake, Corky (November 17, 2013). "Catching Up With: Former Lehigh University quarterback Scott Semptimphelter". Archived from the original on December 1, 2017. Retrieved December 1, 2017.((cite web)): CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)