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Padric Scott is garnering national attention
Padric Scott is garnering national attention
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Courtesy: Florida A&M Sports Information
Padric Scott Making Waves Across The Nation
By: Florida A&M Sports Information  
TALLAHASSEE,FL (June 11) - Padric Scott had been flying under the radar since returning from his freshman year, where he was at Stanford University. Recruited out of Lincoln High School, a virtual national powerhouse, Scott accepted a scholarship from the Cardinal to play football and pursue his degree in biology. Not long after, and for several reasons, Scott returned to Tallahassee to play at FAMU and continue his quest for a degree. On Apr.28, Scott achieved the degree in biology and now his focus is squarely on football...and of course, graduate school.

Scott is the strongest person on the Rattler football team, pressing well over 500lbs. Recently, for a commercial, he pressed 405 lbs. five times in a single set. Since his breakout season last year, Scott is no longer under the radar. In fact, several trade magazines have put him on their watch lists. The latest includes the Sports Network (which rated him the top lineman to watch in the MEAC) and College Football Performance Awards, who both recognized Scott by placing him on their watch lists.

Last season, Scott battled an injury sustained in the opening game against Fort Valley State to return after missing a few games and salvage a decent season. Last season he had 28 total tackles. Six of those were for loss. In addition, he captured three sack, caused three hurries, grabbed one fumble and caused another fumble.

Head coach Joe Taylor is high on Scott's work ethic. "We always say that hard work does not go unnoticed. As a student, there was never any doubt that Padric would excel. AS a player, he has come into his own and this looks to be a solid senior season. He is diligent in the weight room, which translates to his performance on the field. He is a true testament to reaping the rewards of your labor. I couldn't be happier for him. When he sets his mind to something, he pursues with a laser focus and I couldn't be more proud to have him as a leader on our team," Taylor said.



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