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 30   Chad Scott   CB
  Height: 6-1   Weight: 205
  Year: 12   Yrs/Pat: 3
  Acquired: FA(PIT)-05
  School: Maryland
  Major: Kinesiological Sciences
  Born: Sep 6, 1974  Capital Heights  MD

Career Transactions

Chad Scott was signed by the Patriots as a veteran free agent on April 26, 2005 ... He was originally drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the first round (24th overall) of the 1997 NFL Draft ... Re-signed by the Steelers (7/19/01) ... Released by the Steelers (2/25/05) ... Placed on injured reserve (10/12/05).

Career Statistics

Regular Season Tackles Interceptions Miscellaneous
Year Team G/S TT UT A S Yds No Yds Avg PD FF FR SpT
1997 Steelers 13/9 45 43 2 0.0 0.0 2 -4 -2 13 0 1 5
1998 Steelers IR 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1999 Steelers 13/12 49 48 1 0.0 0.0 1 16 16 9 0 0 0
2000 Steelers 16/16 64 58 6 0.0 0.0 5 49 9.8 14 0 1 0
2001 Steelers 15/15 71 62 9 0.0 0.0 5 204 40.8 19 0 0 2
2002 Steelers 15/15 64 47 17 0.0 0.0 2 30 15 16 0 0 0
2003 Steelers 12/12 44 32 12 0.0 0.0 3 50 16.6 9 1 0 0
2004 Steelers 7/7 27 25 2 0.0 0.0 1 23 23 7 0 0 0
2005 Patriots 3/0 2 2 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006 Patriots 14/9 44 37 7 0.0 0.0 2 32 16 5 0 0 7

Totals   108/97 459 403 56 0.0 0.0 21 400 19.04 92 1 2 14

ADDITIONAL STATISTICS:
Career Interceptions Returned for a TD: 4
2001 (2), 2002 (1), 2003 (1)

Career Highlights

  • Scott has shown an ability to make big plays throughout his career, coming up with 21 career interceptions in 108 games, including four picks returned for touchdowns.
  • Over his nine-year career, Scott has started 97 of 108 games while recording 459 tackles (403 solo), 21 interceptions for 400 yards and four touchdowns, 92 passes defensed, one forced fumble, two fumble recoveries and 14 special teams tackles.
  • In 2006, Scott was part of a Patriots secondary that allowed just 10 touchdown passes by opponents, a mark that led the NFL and stands as the fewest allowed in team history for a single season.
  • Scott tied his career high and led the Steelers with five interceptions in 2001, including two picks which he returned for touchdowns.
  • Scott has averaged almost exactly one pass defensed per start throughout his career, batting down 92 balls in exactly 97 career starts entering 2007.
  • Scott has gained 400 yards on interception returns for his career, including a career long 62-yard return in 2001, a year in which he averaged 40.8 yards per return on his five interceptions.
  • Scott was named to the 1997 NFL All-Rookie Team, posting 47 tackles, two interceptions and 13 passes defensed.


2006 Season

2006 (14/9/0/2): Tied for the team lead in tackles once in 2006 (at CIN) ... Led the team or tied for the team lead in passes defensed three times in 2006 (at CIN, at MIN, vs. IND) ... Led the team or tied for the team lead in special teams tackles twice in 2006 (vs. DEN, vs. MIA).

Buffalo (9/10): Saw action in a reserve role at safety in sub packages. at N.Y. Jets (9/17): Saw significant time at safety in passing situations ... Collected one solo tackle in the Patriots' 24-17 win over the N.Y. Jets. Denver (9/24): Played in reserve role at safety on passing downs and on special teams coverage units ... Notched a solo special teams stop. at Cincinnati (10/1): Started at cornerback ... Tied for the team lead with seven tackles (5 solo) and two passes defensed in the Patriots' commanding 38-13 victory over the Bengals ... Batted down a sideline pass intended for Chad Johnson in the first quarter. vs. Miami (10/8): Started at cornerback and registered five solo tackles in the Patriots' 20-10 win over the Dolphins ... Led the team with three special teams tackles. at Buffalo (10/22): Made the start at cornerback collecting two solo tackles and a pass defensed in the Patriots' 28-6 road victory over the Bills ... Administered a blistering hit on Peerless Price, limiting him to a 2-yard gain on a quick pass in the third quarter ... Deflected a pass intended for Lee Evans along the sideline in the third quarter. at Minnesota (10/30): Started at cornerback and notched five solo tackles and an interception in the Patriots' commanding 31-7 road win against the Vikings ... Picked off a Brad Johnson deep pass intended for Troy Williamson in the second quarter ... Stonewalled Travis Taylor for a 1-yard loss on a pass in the flat in the fourth quarter. Indianapolis (11/5): Started at cornerback, but moved to safety when Rodney Harrison left the game with an injury early in the first quarter ... Notched two solo tackles and an interception ... Intercepted a Peyton Manning pass intended for Dallas Clark and returned the pick 32 yards in the fourth quarter. vs. N.Y. Jets (11/12): Started at safety and recorded six tackles (5 solo). at Green Bay (11/19): Started at cornerback and recorded a solo tackle in the Patriots' 35-0 road victory over the Packers. vs. Chicago (11/26): Inactive. vs. Detroit (12/3): Returned to the lineup in a reserve role at cornerback ... Collected four tackles (2 solo) in the Patriots' 28-21 comeback victory over the Lions. at Miami (12/10): Started at cornerback and registered five solo tackles. vs. Houston (12/17): Started at cornerback and collected four tackles (3 solo) in the Patriots' commanding 40-7 victory over the Texans ... Notched three special teams tackles on coverage units. at Jacksonville (12/24): Played in a reserve role at cornerback and notched two tackles (1 solo) in the Patriots' 24-21 division-clinching win over the Jaguars. at Tennessee (12/31): Inactive.

2006 Postseason (3/0/0/0): vs. N.Y. Jets (1/7): Played in a reserve role at cornerback and collected three solo tackles in the Patriots' 37-16 AFC Wild Card victory over the N.Y. Jets ... Registered a special teams tackle on coverage units. at San Diego (1/14): Saw significant action in a reserve role at cornerback ... Posted three solo tackles and a pass defensed in the Patriots' 24-21 AFC Divisional playoff victory over the Chargers ... Made a nice open-field tackle to stop Antonio Gates short of the first down on a third-and-seven play during the Chargers opening drive in the first quarter ... Broke up a third-and-10 pass intended for Gates in the first quarter. at Indianapolis (1/21): Saw action in a reserve role at cornerback and collected a solo tackle.

2005 Season

2005 (3/0/0/2): Placed on Injured Reserve on Oct. 12, 2005.

Oakland (9/8): Saw significant action as a reserve at cornerback in the Patriots' 30-20 victory over the Raiders on opening night. at Carolina (9/18): Inactive. at Pittsburgh (9/25): Returned to action in a reserve role at cornerback and collected two solo tackles in the Patriots' 23-20 victory over the Steelers. San Diego (10/2): Saw action as a reserve at cornerback. at Atlanta (10/9): Inactive.



2004 Season

2004 (7/7, 2/0 – Pittsburgh): Started seven games and played in both of Pittsburgh's playoff contests. Oakland (9/12): Played all 65 defensive snaps and finished with four solo tackles. Baltimore (9/19): Registered five total tackles (2 solo). Miami (9/26): Finished with five total tackles (all solo) and was also credited one pass defensed. Cincinnati (10/3): Recorded his first interception of the season and finished with six total tackles (4 solo), two quarterback hurries/pressures and one pass defensed. Cleveland (10/10): Made five total tackles (4 solo) and defensed two passes. Dallas (10/17): Injured his knee in the first half and did not return, finishing with two total tackles (1 solo). Buffalo (1/2/05): Started and played in his first games since the Oct. 17 game at Dallas, finishing with four total tackles (three solo) and four passes defensed and being credited with a quarterback hurry/pressure. N.Y. Jets (1/15): Finished with one solo tackle in the Steelers’ playoff victory over the Jets. New England (1/23): Registered one solo tackle in the Steelers’ loss to the Patriots in the AFC Championship.

2003 Season

2003 (12/12 – Pittsburgh): Finished with 51 total tackles (46 solo) … Also had three interceptions for 50 yards and one touchdown, and eight passes defensed. Kansas City (9/14): Started the game with a 26-yard interception return for a touchdown, the fourth touchdown of his career. Cincinnati (9/21): Tipped a Jon Kitna pass that was intercepted by Jason Gildon, and finished with five total tackles (three solo) and two passes defensed. Denver (10/12): Recorded his second interception of the season and finished with three solo tackles. Seattle (11/2): Recorded a team-high seven solo tackles, a forced fumble and a pass defense. Cleveland (11/23): Collected his third interception of the season and tallied five solo tackles.

2002 Season

2002 (15/15, 1/1 - Pittsburgh): Finished tied for third on the team with 85 total tackles (61 solo) ... Also had two interceptions for 30 yards and one touchdown ... Was credited with 17 passes defensed (second on the team) ... Also had two solo special-teams tackles. New England (9/9): Finished with four tackles (two solo) and was credited with two pass defenses. Oakland (9/15): Finished with a teamhigh 11 total tackles (nine solo) and was credited with one quarterback hit/pressure and five pass defenses. Cleveland (9/29): Collected his first interception of the season and finished with five total tackles, two passes defensed and a quarterback hit/pressure. Baltimore (10/27): Led the team with ten total tackles (nine solo) and was credited with two passes defensed and one quarterback hit/pressure. Atlanta (11/10): Led the team with nine total tackles (six solo) and was credited with one pass defense and a special-teams tackle. Cincinnati (11/24): Credited with two pass defenses and led the team with nine total tackles (six solo). Carolina (12/15): Tied for team-high six tackles (all solo). Tampa Bay (12/23): Intercepted a pass and returned it 30 yards for a touchdown, but left the game with a fractured right hand. Tennessee (1/11): Returned to starting lineup after being deactivated for two games due to a hand injury, and had an interception in the Divisional Playoff against the Titans.

2001 Season

2001 (15/15, 2/2 – Pittsburgh): Led the team and tied a career–high with fi ve interceptions … finished 38 yards shy of the Steelers’ record for interception return yards in a season (204) … finished with 80 total tackles (71 solo) ... Was second on the team with 19 passes defensed. Buffalo (9/30): Played after being deactivated in the season opener and returned an interception 62 yards. Cincinnati (10/7): Had one of the best performances of his career, recording his second interception of the season, returning it 26 yards, and registering a team high ten tackles (all solo). Kansas City (10/14): Had an interception in his third straight game, returning it 61 yards for his first career touchdown. Tampa Bay (10/21): Finished with five solo tackles and one pass defense, tipping a ball that was intercepted by teammate Mike Logan. Tennessee (10/29): Made three solo tackles, was credited with two quarterback hurries/pressures and defl ected a pass for the second straight week that was intercepted by the Steelers. Jacksonville (11/18): Finished with six total tackles (three solo) and two quarterback pressures. Tennessee (11/25): Grabbed his fourth interception of the season at and returned it for his second TD to clinch a Steelers’ victory. Minnesota (12/2): Led the team with 11 total tackles (10 solo). Baltimore (12/16): Recorded his fifth interception of the season, tying his career high. Baltimore (1/20): Recorded his second postseason interception in AFC Divisional Playoff game. New England (1/27): Finished with six total tackles (four solo) in AFC Championship game.

2000 Season

2000 (16/16 - Pittsburgh): Had an excellent season for the Steelers, tying Dewayne Washington for the team lead with a career-high five interceptions … Finished the season with 70 total tackles (64 solo) … Was credited with 14 pass defenses. Baltimore (9/3): Credited with seven tackles (all solo). Cleveland (9/17): Made six total tackles (four solo), recovered a fumble and had one pass defense. Tennessee (9/24): Had the first multiple interception game of his career when he intercepted two Neil O’Donnell passes for 38 yards, finishing with two total tackles and two pass defenses. Cleveland (10/22): Collected his third interception of the season and finished with four solo tackles. Baltimore (10/29): Finished with seven total tackles (five solo) and one pass defensed. Tennessee (11/5): Credited with six total tackles (five solo), one quarterback hurry/ pressure and one pass defensed. Jacksonville (11/19): Made his fourth interception of the season.

1999 Season

1999 (14/13 – Pittsburgh): Finished with 50 total tackles, including 49 solo stops … Also had one interception and nine pass defenses. Cleveland (9/12): Made his first appearance since the 1997 season finale and finished with four solo tackles. Baltimore (9/19): Credited with three total tackles (all solo) and had one pass defensed. Seattle (9/26): Registered a career-high 11 total tackles (ten solo). Jacksonville (10/3): Recorded two total tackles and a pass defense. Buffalo (10/10): Finished with 10 total tackles (nine solo). Cincinnati (10/17): Helped limit Cincinnati’s high-powered receivers to 10.9 yards-per-catch and finished with five solo tackles. Atlanta (10/25): Intercepted his first pass of the season in the Monday night game and was credited with seven total tackles (6 solo). Baltimore (12/12): Returned to the field after missing three games and had two solo stops and a pass defensed. Kansas City (12/18): Returned to the starting lineup at left cornerback, finishing with five total tackles and two passes defensed. Carolina (12/26): Finished with four total tackles (all solo and was credited with a quarterback hurry/pressure. Tennessee (1/2): Registered two solo tackles and was credited with a quarterback hurry/pressure.

1998 Season

1998: (0/0 – Pittsburgh): Missed the entire season on injured reserve.

1997 Season

1997 (13/9, 2/2 – Pittsburgh): Earned the Steelers' Joe Greene Award as the Rookie of the Year ... Was selected to the Associated Press All-Rookie team ... Played in 13 games and started in nine ... Finished the season with 47 total tackles (45 solo) and two interceptions ... Also had three pass defenses and a fumble recovery ... Started the first two games of the season at right cornerback and the final seven regular-season contests at either right or left corner ... Started the two postseason games at left cornerback. Dallas (8/31): Recorded a season-high eight tackles. Philadelphia (11/23): Tied his season-high with eight tackles. Jacksonville (10/26): Collected first career interception. Tennessee (12/21): Made second interception of the season. New England (1/3): Led the team with eight tackles and three passes defensed against the Patriots in the AFC Divisional playoffs.

College

Played first two years of college career with Towson State ... Transferred to Maryland for his final two seasons ... Played 42 games with 31 starts ... Had 22.1-yard average on 49 career kick returns. 1996 (Senior): Earned first-team All-ACC honors as left cornerback ... Recorded 60 tackles (37 solo), three sacks and five interceptions. 1995 (Junior): Started 10 games at left cornerback in first season with Terps ... Led squad with 10 deflected passes and also had three interceptions ... Played every game at weakside cornerback at Towson State as sophomore ... Led team with five interceptions and was second on the team with six pass deflections... Played in 10 games for Towson State as a redshirt freshman free safety ... Was also the leader of kickoff coverage unit.

Personal

Chad Oliver Scott was born on September 6, 1974 in Capitol Heights, Md ... Was a two-time team captain at Suitland (Md.) High ... Competed as defensive back and running back ... Had 74 tackles and rushed for 624 yards as a senior ... Also lettered once in track, competing on the 4x100-meter relay team ... Was a kinesiological sciences major at Maryland.

Extra Points

  • Chad's roommate while at the University of Maryland, current BC Lions wide receiver Geroy Simon, was the CFL's Most Outstanding Player in 2006.
  • Chad is one of three players from the University of Maryland to be drafted in the first round in the last 20 years. He was drafted 24th overall in 1997, while Shawne Merriman was picked 12th overall in 2005 and Vernon Davis was selected sixth overall in 2006.