Jake Scott

Jacob E. "Jake" Scott III (born July 20, 1945) is a former American football free safety and punt returner who played from 1970 to 1978 for the Miami Dolphins and Washington Redskins of the National Football League. Scott went to the Pro Bowl five consecutive times between 1971, and 1975. He recorded 35 interceptions in his six seasons as a Dolphin, and another 14 in his three years with the Redskins. He was also a five-time All-Pro.

Scott wore number 13 throughout his career (a number not worn by NFL safeties today), which was later made famous in Miami by Dan Marino, and has since been retired in Marino's honor.

Jake Scott
No. 13
Position:Safety, return specialist
Personal information
Born:July 20, 1945 (age 73)
Greenwood, South Carolina
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:188 lb (85 kg)
Career information
High school:Arlington (VA) Washington–Lee
NFL Draft:1970 / Round: 7 / Pick: 159
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played:126
Games started:126
INT return yards:551
Return yards:1,474
Player stats at NFL.com

College career

After growing up in Athens, Georgia, but playing high school football in Arlington, Virginia at Washington-Lee High School, Scott played college football at the University of Georgia, where he led Georgia in interceptions in 1967 with six interceptions and 1968 with ten interceptions. In 1967, Scott was named first-team All-SEC defensive back by the Associated Press, and in 1968 again in both the AP and the UPI. The ten interceptions in a season is now second-most in Georgia history behind Terry Hoage’s 12 in 1982. Scott's 175 return yards on interceptions in 1968 is also second all-time for Georgia.

Scott's college career total of 315 interception return yards is the most in school history. He also holds the current Georgia record for career interceptions.

Scott was inducted into the State of Georgia Hall of Fame in 1986 and the Athens (GA) Athletic Hall of Fame in 2000.

It was announced on May 17, 2011 that Scott had been selected for induction into the College Football Hall of Fame.

Scott left the University of Georgia after his sophomore year to go to Canada and play professional football in the CFL. Based on his July 20 birth date, Scott's military draft lottery number of record was 187. The highest administrative draft number called for Scott's year group was 195, suggesting that Scott could have been, but was not, drafted for military service during the Vietnam War as he had previously served in the U.S. Marines.

Professional career

Scott began his professional career in 1969 in the Canadian Football League as a defensive back and kick returner with the BC Lions. He was drafted by the Dolphins in seventh round of the 1970 NFL Draft, where in his rookie year, he recorded five interceptions and returned one punt return for touchdown. The following year, he recorded seven interceptions and 318 punt return yards, helping the team reach Super Bowl VI, which they lost 24-3 to the Dallas Cowboys. Scott recorded a 21-yard punt return in the game.

Scott was a key member of the 1972 Miami Dolphins undefeated season, and was named Super Bowl MVP of Super Bowl VII, recording two interceptions in the Dolphins' 14-7 win over the Washington Redskins including one in the fourth quarter.[1] He helped the Dolphins in their 24-7 Super Bowl VIII win, recording two fumble recoveries, 20 punt return yards, and 47 kickoff return yards in that game. He established 2 Super Bowl Records. Jake set a record by being the first player to recover 2 fumbles in one game. He also first established the record for most career fumble recoveries in Super Bowls at two, a record now shared by 12 others. Scott is still the only player to have recovered one of his own team's fumbles and one of his opponent's fumbles.[2]

Overall, Scott finished his nine seasons with 49 interceptions. He made 35 interceptions playing 6 seasons for Miami, making him the Dolphins' all-time leader in that category,[3]. Scott had 13 fumble recoveries in his career. On special teams, he gained 1,357 yards and a touchdown returning punts, and 137 yards on six kickoff returns.

Scott played for the Redskins the final 3 years of his career.

In the late 1980s, NFL Films named Scott as the Dolphins All-Time Neutralizer sponsored by Tums. He was inducted into the Georgia-Florida Hall of Fame in 1998.[4] The Professional Football Researchers Association named Scott to the PRFA Hall of Very Good Class of 2007 [1]

Scott was one of only three living Super Bowl MVPs who did not attend Super Bowl XL, when all previous MVPs were honored prior to the game. The other no-shows were Terry Bradshaw and Joe Montana. Scott did attend Super Bowl 50 and was introduced during pre-game festivities.

Scott is currently an investor in Hawaii.[5]

Jake Scott was inducted with Bill Stanfill into the Miami Dolphins Honor Roll on November 18, 2010.


  1. ^ "Hall of Very Good Class of 2007". Retrieved November 23, 2016.
  1. ^ Super Bowl MVPs Retrieved February 29, 2012
  2. ^ Miami Dolphins player profile, Jake Scott Retrieved Feb 29, 2012
  3. ^ HYDE: Where's Jake Scott? We found him Retrieved December 19, 2006
  4. ^ Super Bowl Records Retrieved February 29, 2012

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