Drafted in the fourth round by the Chicago Bears with the 116th overall choice in the 2003 NFL Draft.
CAREER: Two-time second-team All-SEC selection in 2001 and 2002...Two-time member of the Verizon Academic All-District III team in 2001 and 2002...Played in 32 games, drawing 23 starts, for 1,210 plays...Also started the 2002 Orange Bowl and played in the 2001 Sugar Bowl...Registered 120 tackles with 51 "Big Plays" (3.5 QB sacks, 18.5 TBL, 21 forced hurries, one forced fumble, two fumble recoveries, five pass deflections) in his career...Declared for the NFL Draft after his junior season...
2002: A starter at defensive tackle for the second consecutive season...Started all 12 games he played in and ranked second on the defensive line with 563 plays...A second-team All-SEC selection by league coaches for the second consecutive year... Named a 2002 Verizon Academic All-District III Second-Team after carrying a 3.28 GPA in Industrial and Systems Engineering...Had surgery on his left knee to repair torn cartilage on November 12th...Only missed the South Carolina game and returned vs. FSU...Registered 57 tackles with 17 "Big Plays" (one sack, six TBL, eight FH, one FR, one BLK)...Ranked second on the defensive line in tackles with 57...His seven total tackles for loss ranked second on the defense...One of 14 defensive players that have registered a sack...Set a career high of 13 total tackles vs. Ohio and had three tackles for loss, the highest among the squad...Named UF's Defensive Player of the Week after Ohio game...Blocked field goal in Tennessee game...Had eight tackles, three hurries and a TBL vs. Ole Miss...Finished with nine tackles, a TBL and a fumble recovery vs. Auburn...Served as a game captain for the Tennessee and Ole Miss games... Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll...
2001: Emerged as an all-star caliber player at defensive tackle...A second-team All-SEC selection by league coaches...Received the defensive unit's most consistent award during the spring...Verizon Academic All-District III... Received the Bob Bryan Student-Athlete Award this spring...Played in all 11 regular season games, with 10 starts (all but Marshall), for 538 plays, and also started in the Orange Bowl...49 tackles (25 solo) on the season with 27.5 "Big Plays" (2.5 QB sacks, 10.5 TBL, 12 forced hurries and five pass deflections)...27.5 "Big Plays" ranked second on the squad and second among defensive linemen...49 tackles ranked first among defensive tackles and second most for a defensive linemen...Second on team in QB hurries (12) and TTFL with (10.5)...Fourth on the team in sacks with 2.5...538 plays were second most for defensive linemen and most for a tackle...
2000: Top backup as a true freshman at defensive tackle behind Gerard Warren...Played in eight of 12 regular season games (missed LSU, Auburn, Georgia and Vanderbilt games after suffering an ankle injury vs. Mississippi State) for 139 plays...Also played in the Sugar Bowl...14 tackles on season with four "Big Plays" (two tackles for loss, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery)...Recorded six tackles and four "Big Plays" (two TTFL (-3), one FF and one FR) vs. Middle Tennessee and received a game ball for that performance...
PREP: One of the state of Florida's top defensive linemen who earned All-America recognition...A first-team all-state (5A) choice as both a junior and senior...USA Today All-America honors...A SuperPrep All-America choice who was ranked among the nation's top 11 defensive linemen by that publication...Rivals.com network ranked him among the nation's top 12 defensive linemen and Prep Football Report ranked him among the nation's top 20 defensive linemen...A National Bluechips All-America selection who was ranked among the nation's top 16 defensive tackles by that publication...Registered 120 tackles in 1999 with nine quarterback sacks...Starting center for a Gainesville High basketball team that captured the 1999 state title...High school basketball teammate of former UF guard Orien Greene on that state championship team...Valedictorian of his high school class...Also a member of the National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society...Also visited Florida State, Michigan and Notre Dame...High school coach was Ed Janes...
PERSONAL: Born Josef Ian Scott on November 8, 1981 in Greenville, South Carolina...Favorite sports personality is Warren Sapp...Parents: Randy and Teresa Scott...
Major: Industrial & Systems Engineering
Total Tackles: 13 (Ohio, 2002)
QB Sacks: 2 (Vandy, 2001)
Forced Fumbles: 1 (MTSU, 2000)
Big Plays: 6 (Auburn, 2001)