Appeared in 15 games as a rookie and finished No. 4 on the team with six special teams tackles. Also saw action in one postseason contest and recorded a tackle on special teams.
Among players selected in the seventh round of the 2020 NFL Draft, was one of four players in the league to play in 15-plus games last season (Washington S Kamen Curl – 16, Atlanta P Sterling Hofrighter – 16, L.A. Chargers WR K.J. Hill – 15), according to stathead.com.
Saw action in 46 games with 12 starts in four seasons at TCU and posted 88 tackles (58 solo), two tackles for a loss, a sack, two interceptions, a fumble recovery, two forced fumbles and 12 passes defensed.
Earned first-team all-district honors and all-state honorable mention as a junior and as a senior at Summit High School in Arlington, Texas.
Appeared in 15 games as a rookie and registered seven tackles (all solo), a sack, two tackles for a loss and a quarterback hit. Finished No. 4 on the team with six tackles on special teams.
Saw action in one postseason contest and recorded a tackle on special teams.
Among players selected in the seventh round of the 2020 NFL Draft, was one of four players in the league to play in at least 15 games last season (Washington S Kamen Curl – 16, Atlanta P Sterling Hofrighter – 16, L.A. Chargers WR K.J. Hill – 15) according to stathead.com.
Selected by the Packers in the seventh round (No. 236 overall) of the 2020 NFL Draft, marking the 19th player from TCU drafted by Green Bay and the second consecutive year that the Packers drafted a player from the school in the seventh round (LB Ty Summers, No. 226 overall).
2020: Appeared in 15 games and registered seven tackles (all solo), a sack, two tackles for a loss, a QB hit and six special teams tackles…Was inactive in Week 9 (shoulder)…Played in one postseason game and was inactive (healthy scratch) for the other, making a tackle on special teams…At Minnesota (Sept. 13): Played in his first NFL game, seeing action on defense (three snaps) and special teams (six snaps)…Vs. Detroit (Sept. 20): Appeared on five defensive plays, registering two tackles (both solo), one sack, a tackle for a loss and a QB hit, all career firsts. Also notched the first special teams tackle of his career while playing 16 snaps. Late in the fourth quarter, tracked down scrambling QB Matthew Stafford, dropping him for a 1-yard sack…Vs. Atlanta (Oct. 5): Recorded a special teams tackle for the third consecutive game while playing 13 snaps. Also got in on 13 defensive plays…At Houston (Oct. 25): Made one solo tackle and a tackle for a loss while playing 13 defensive snaps. Also played 14 special teams snaps. Late in the fourth quarter at the GB 8-yard line, came up and dropped RB Duke Johnson for a 3-yard loss on third-and-8, forcing a FG attempt…Vs. Chicago (Nov. 29): Appeared on 12 special teams snaps, making a career-high two tackles…Vs. Tennessee (Dec. 27): Registered two tackles (both solo) while playing 26 defensive snaps. Also played 13 special teams snaps, making one tackle…Vs. L.A. Rams (NFC Divisional, Jan. 16): Made his NFL playoff debut, making one tackle while playing 14 special teams snaps.
COLLEGE: Saw action in 46 games with 12 starts in four seasons at TCU and posted 88 tackles (58 solo), two tackles for a loss, a sack, two INTs, a fumble recovery, two forced fumbles and 12 passes defensed…Majored in communications…Senior season (2019): Started all 10 games he played in, finishing No. 4 on the team with a career-high 44 tackles (29 solo) and No. 3 with a career-best eight passes defensed…Also added a sack for a loss of 10 yards, two tackles for a loss of a combined 11 yards, an INT returned for a touchdown, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery…Tallied five-plus tackles in six games…Registered a solo tackle and led the Horned Frogs with a career-best three passes defensed vs. Kansas (Sept. 28)...Recorded a team-high five tackles (four solo) and a pass defensed at Texas Tech (Nov. 16)…Forced a fumble by WR McLane Mannix after he made a reception, one that was recovered by S Trevon Moehrig at the Texas Tech 29-yard line with 2:23 left in the fourth quarter to preserve a 33-31 TCU victory...Posted a season-high seven tackles (two solo), a fumble recovery and an INT at Oklahoma (Nov. 23)…Picked off QB Jalen Hurts early in the fourth quarter and returned the pick 98 yards for a TD, 1 yard shy of the school record, to pull the Horned Frogs within four points…Junior season (2018): Played in 11 games with two starts and totaled 38 tackles (25 solo), an INT and four passes defensed…Finished No. 10 on the team in tackles…Part of a defense that led the Big 12 in total defense (338.2 ypg) for the second consecutive season…Helped the Horned Frogs hold 12 of 13 opponents below their season average for total offense and 10 of 13 opponents under their season scoring average…Ranked No. 3 on the team with a career-best eight tackles (all solo) at Texas (Sept. 22)...Made his first career start and matched his career high with eight tackles (four solo) to go with a pass defensed vs. Kansas State (Nov. 3)...With just over two minutes left in the game and TCU holding a seven-point lead, broke up a QB Taylor Cornelius pass intended for WR Dillon Stoner on fourth-and-10 to give the Horned Frogs the ball in a game they won, 31-24, to become bowl eligible vs. Oklahoma State (Nov. 24)…Tied for the team lead with seven tackles (four solo) vs. California (Cheez-It Bowl, Dec. 26) and posted his first career INT, picking off QB Chase Forrest at the Cal 41-yard line in a tie game with just under six minutes left in the fourth quarter of the eventual 10-7 overtime win…Sophomore season (2017): Played in all 14 games, recording six tackles (four solo) on special teams…Freshman season (2016): Saw action in 11 games…Made his collegiate debut in the season opener vs. South Dakota State (Sept. 3).
PERSONAL: Given name Vernon Keith Scott II…Born in Dallas, Texas…Stepdad, Sherman Coleman, who is the reason and inspiration for him playing football, passed away from a heart attack in 2018…Worked as an intern in the athletics communications department at TCU during the summer following his junior year…High school: Earned first-team all-district honors and all-state honorable mention as a junior and as a senior at Summit High School in Arlington, Texas…Was rated the No. 11 safety in Texas and No. 57 nationally by 247Sports.com...Ranked the No. 106 overall player in Texas...Recorded 40 tackles, five pass breakups and one interception as a junior…Also ran track and played basketball…Community involvement: Has helped feed the homeless with his aunt, Chancee Smalley, who runs the J.E.W.E.L. Foundation (Justifying Every Walk Elevates Life), a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that helps people in the Dallas area.
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