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Vernon Scott
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Vernon Scott

Class:
Graduated

Hometown:
Muskogee, Okla.

High School:
Muskogee High

Last College:
Colorado State

Weight:
179

Position:
RB

Experience:
3L

A speedy back with great pass-blocking skills, Scott will vie to keep his starting role at running back for his senior season after starting all 11 games as a junior ... Posted 49 rushing yards on 10 carries in the Maroon and White Game (4/20/13) and averaged 4.3 yards per carry in three spring scrimmages.

2012: Led the Bears in carries (87) and was second on the club in yards (343) while starting all 11 games at running back ... Ranked 15th in the MVFC in yards per game (31.2) ... Had season-best 64 rushing yards in season opener at No. 22 Kansas State (9/1/12), averaging 5.8 yards per carry, including a 25-yarder ... Notched 46 ground yards in home opener against Murray State (9/15/12), including his first career touchdown ... Matched season-long rush with a 25-yard scamper at Indiana State (10/6/12) ... Posted a 26-yard kickoff return against No. 1 North Dakota State (11/17/12) ... Also had a pair of pass receptions at No. 23 Louisville (9/8/12) and at UNI (11/17/12) ... Was fourth on the club in all-purpose yards (447) and total offense (343) ... Carried 22 times for 106 yards and a pair of touchdowns in three 2012 spring scrimmages.

2011: Was injured for the season opener at Arkansas (9/3/11), but played the last 10 games ... Earned his only start for the North Dakota State game (10/15/11) and responded with a season-high 66 rushing yards on 13 carries, including an 18-yard burst ... Finished with 126 all-purpose yards vs. No. 4 NDSU ... Tallied career-high 14 carries at No. 12 Oregon (9/17/11) and finished with 50 yards and 106 all-purpose yards ... Had 4 kickoff returns of 20 yards or more, including a season-long 23-yarder against South Dakota State (10/26/11) ... Had 2 tackles on special teams in win at Western Illinois (10/22/11) ... Was fourth on the squad in rushing with 42 carries for 167 yards.

2010: Played all 11 games as a redshirt freshman in his first year at MSU, splitting time between defensive back and running back ... Carried 23 times for 103 yards to finish fourth on the club in rushing yards ... Also tallied 12 total tackles on defense and had 4 kickoff returns for 85 yards (21.3) ... Started twice at right cornerback in games against Youngstown State (10/2/10) and Murray State (10/9/10) ... Had 5 tackles at Illinois State (9/25/10) and 4 stops and pass break-up in YSU game ... Had a 42-yard kickoff return at Murray State (10/9/10) ... Carried 9 times for 17 yards in season opener against Eastern Kentucky (9/3/10) ... Had season-high 38 yards on 4 carries in win over No. 17 North Dakota State (11/20/10) ... Posted season-high 53 all-purpose yards in game at No. 16 Northern Iowa (11/13/10) and earned MSU Offensive Scout Team Player of the Week ... Also had 5 carries for 32 yards and his only reception of the season at Kansas State (9/11/10) ... Was second on the club in carries during the four 2011 spring scrimmages, toting 36 times for 130 yards and 2 scores.

Colorado State: Redshirted as a true freshman receiver in 2009 for the Colorado State Rams in Fort Collins, Colo. ... Participated in community service projects as part of the team's football outreach initiatives for Coach Steve Fairchild.

High School: Had 26 receptions for 274 yards and a pair of touchdowns as a senior at Muskogee (Okla.) High for Coach Matt Hennesey ... Also notched 668 rushing yards on 120 carries with 60 tackles and 7 break-ups ... Was a four-year letterman and two-year starter for the Roughers at running back and defensive back ... Helped team to a 7-4 record and was named district player of the year as a senior after claiming all-state honors by three of the four selection agencies ... Posted a season-best 243-yard rushing game in win over Page his senior season in which he had an 80-yard TD rush and an 80-yard TD receptions ... Was a two-star prospect by Rivals.com as a senior ... Had 223 rushing yards as a junior on 36 carries to go with 5 receptions for 86 yards (17.2) ... Carried 48 times for 223 yards and 4 scores as a sophomore ... Was also a standout sprinter at Muskogee, helping team to a Frontier Conference title in 2008 ... Logged personal track bests of 21.36 (200m) and 49.2 (400m) in high school, finishing fifth in the Oklahoma Class 6A state meet in 2008 in the 200 dash ... Was timed at 4.4 in the 40-yard dash.

Personal: Vernon Scott, Jr., was born 12/17/90 in Pine Bluff, Ark. ... He is the son of Vernon Sr., and Shirley Scott of Muskogee, Okla. ... Youngest of four children with two older sisters, Verneisha and Cynithra, and an older brother, Nelson ... Majoring in Psychology.

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