Nov. 2, 2007
When Jordan Scott first suited up for the Colgate Raiders as a freshman two years ago, he was an unknown.
"When he came here, he didn't even send back his questionnaire, head football coach Dick Biddle said. "He wasn't even in the press guide."
This year Scott is on the cover - for the second straight time. Eight games into his junior season, he leads the Football Championship Subdivision (formerly Division I-AA) with 1,375 yards rushing.
It's the third straight year Scott had eclipsed the 1,000-yard mark, which puts him in select company at a school with a long tradition of great running backs. Former Walter Payton Trophy winner Kenny Gamble (1984-87), Colgate's all-time leading rusher with 5,220 yards, is the only other one.
"He's the main man," Biddle said. "I guess he would be the guy dotting "I" in Ohio State."
Scott, born and raised in the Washington, D.C. area, is fortunate a childhood accident didn't derail his athletic career. He suffered third-degree burns to both hands in a kitchen accident at age 2.
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