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Scott '74 Picked for College Football Hall of Fame
April 29, 2000

Freddie Scott '74
Scott shattered a slew of
New England Intercollegiate
records on the way to
being named First-Team All-
American as a senior in 1973
AMHERST, MA - Former Amherst College football player Freddie Scott '74 has been selected for induction into the College Football Hall of Fame in South Bend, Indiana, by the National Football Foundation as part of its 2001 class of players and coaches from NCAA Divisions I-AA, II, II and the NAIA. This year's class will be enshrined during ceremonies at the Hall, August 10-11, 2001.

Scott will be inducted with former college greats Jim Haslett (Indiana University of Pennsylvania 1975-98), Gordie Lockbaum (Holy Cross 1984-87), Bill Redell (Occidental 1962-63) and Doug Williams (Grambling State 1974-77), along with head coaching legends Joseph Fusco (Westminster 1972-90) and Arnett "Ace" Mumford (Jarvis Christian 1924-26, Bishop 1927-29, Texas College 1931-35, Southern 1936-42 & 1944-61).

One of the greatest athletes ever to take the field at Amherst, Scott shattered a slew of New England Intercollegiate records on the way to being named First-Team All-American as a senior in 1973. In his first season, Scott caught 29 passes for 614 yards and six touchdowns in just seven games. In 1972 he had his best season as a collegian, compiling 936 receiving yards and breaking New England Intercollegiate records for most receptions in a season with 66 and most touchdowns in a season with 12.

As a senior co-captain, Scott caught 48 passes for 786 yards and nine touchdowns, running his career receiving yardage to 2,336 yards and touchdown total to 27-both New England Intercollegiate and school records. In just 23 career games, Scott averaged more than 100 yards receiving and was named the UPI New England College Division Player of the Year. A two-time First-Team ECAC All-Star and selected to play in the North-South Game, Scott also received Amherst's Tom Ashley Award for outstanding play in football.