After playing high school football at Burns High School in Lawndale, North Carolina, Scott had a brief stint at Hargrave Military Academy before becoming a starter for the NC State Wolfpack. As a freshman, Scott had 1 interception for 30 yards as NC State finished a struggling 3–8. The next year, Scott had 1 interception for no return yards as the Wolfpack had a 6–5 season. Then as a Junior, Scott had 2 interceptions for 36 yards leading NC State to a 7–5 record. Finally as a Senior, Scott had 4 Interceptions for 38 yards helping NC State finish the year with a 6–6 record. Scott finished his college career with 8 Interception for 104 yards and a 22–24 Career Record.
Rookie season Scott played in all 16 games as a rookie, totaling 1 interception for no yards, 1 fumble recovery, and a tackle as the Jets finished 9–7 with no playoff appearance.
2001 In his second season Scott only played 7 games due to injuries and only had 3 tackles as the Jets went on to make the playoffs but lose in the wild card round. Scott soon retired after finishing his career with 1 Interception, 1 fumble recovery, and 4 tackles.
- Ford, Alan (Apr 29, 2017). "Scott's love of the game took him from Burns to the NFL". The Shelby Star.
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