Willie Scott
Born:(1959-02-13)February 13, 1959
Newberry, South Carolina
Died:February 8, 2021(2021-02-08) (aged 61)
Career information
Position(s)Tight end
Height6 ft 5 in (196 cm)
Weight245 lb (111 kg)
CollegeSouth Carolina
High schoolNewberry (SC)
NFL draft1981 / Round: 1 / Pick: 14
Career history
As player
1981–1985Kansas City Chiefs
1986–1988New England Patriots

Willie Louis Scott (February 13, 1959 – February 8, 2021) was an American professional football player who was a tight end in the National Football League (NFL). Scott was the son of Gloria and Willie Scott. Gloria and Willie were employed at Newberry High School. Gloria was a math teacher and Willie was an assistant principal. Scott attended Newberry High School in Newberry, South Carolina. Scott graduated from the University of South Carolina in 1981 and was drafted and went on to play with the Kansas City Chiefs from 1981 to 1985 and also the New England Patriots from 1986 to 1988.[1]

He was a leader of the NAACP for his region. He was also a football coach at Brookland-Cayce High School.[vague] He died February 8, 2021, five days short of his 62nd birthday.[2]


  1. ^ Willie Scott Archived September 30, 2007, at the Wayback Machine at Database Football
  2. ^ Former Gamecock great passes away at 61