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Bart Scott biography

Date of birth : 1980-08-18
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Detroit, Michigan
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-11-02
Credited as : Football player NFL, inside linebacker for the New York Jets, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Bart Edward "MadBacker" Scott is an American football linebacker for the New York Jets of the National Football League. He was signed by the Baltimore Ravens as an undrafted free agent in 2002. He played college football at Southern Illinois.


◊ Has played 109 games, starting 58, logging 508 tackles, 16 sacks, three interceptions, 23 passes defensed, three forced fumbles and four fumbles recovered...Recorded 38 tackles in five postseason contests, four starts.
◊ Produced four consecutive seasons with 100-or-more tackles, the second-highest total in BAL history behind Ray Lewis’ seven seasons.
◊ Earned Pro Bowl appearance in 2006 as second alternate after his first NFL season with 16 starts…Registered career-high totals of 135 tackles, 9.5 sacks and two interceptions in 2006 and earned recognition as second-team All-Pro by Associated Press, Sports Illustrated All-Pro by Peter King and the USA Today All-Joe Team.
◊ AFC Defensive Player of the Month for Sept. 2006 after tying for the NFL lead during the month with five sacks in addition to collecting 23 tackles and five passes defensed.
◊ After becoming a starter in 2005, 14.5 sacks recorded through the 2007 season ranked third in the NFL among undrafted players, trailing CHI’s Adewale Ogunleye (22.5) and JAC’s Paul Spicer (18).
◊ Generated a career-high 19 tackles vs. SD, 10/1/06.
◊ Accumulated 19 special teams tackles for BAL in 2003.

◊ 2008 (BAL) Started all 16 games for the third consecutive season…Ranked second on NFL’s second-ranked defense with 104 tackles…Contributed 1.5 sacks and five passes defensed. POSTSEASON: Started all three games and finished second on the team with 26 tackles…Helped BAL advance to AFC championship game. (1/18/09 at PIT)... Posted one QB hit on Ben Rothlisberger to go with seven tackles, one for loss, in the AFC Championship Game. SEASON HIGHLIGHTS: (12/28 vs. JAC)...Forced a Maurice Jones-Drew fumble, recovered by Ray Lewis. (11/30 at CIN)…Contributed half sack of Jordan Palmer. (9/29 at PIT)…Notched a 10-yard sack of Ben Roethlisberger on third down, forcing a fumble.

◊ 2007 (BAL) Started all 16 games for the second consecutive season…Ranked second on the team with 131 tackles in addition to posting a sack and three passes defensed… Responsible for nine games with 10-or-more tackles. SEASON HIGHLIGHTS: (10/7 at SF)…Recorded sack of Trent Dilfer.

◊ 2006 (BAL) Started all 16 games for the second consecutive season and ranked second on NFL’s top ranked defense with 135 tackles…Tied for third on the team with nine and a half sacks…Also contributed two interceptions, one forced fumble and nine passes defensed…Posted career highs in tackles, sacks, passes defensed and interceptions…Earned Pro Bowl selection as second alternate and played because of injuries to teammate Ray Lewis and DEN’s Al Wilson… Earned AFC Defensive Player of the Month for Sept. after after leading the AFC and tying for the NFL lead with five sacks in three games in addition to registering 23 tackles and five passes defensed… Named second-team All-Pro by The Associated Press, Sports Illustrated All-Pro by Peter King and to the USA Today All-Joe team. POSTSEASON: (1/13/07 vs. IND)…Finished second on the team with 12 tackles and tallied three quarterback hits. SEASON HIGHLIGHTS: (12/17 vs. CLE)…Sacked Derek Anderson. (12/10 at KC)…Sacked Trent Green. (11/30 at CIN)…Recorded sack of Carson Palmer. (11/26 vs. PIT)… Victimized Ben Roethlisberger for one and a half sacks and an interception in a 27-0 shutout. (10/1 vs. SD)…Generated a career-high 19 tackles. (9/24 at CLE)…Posted two sacks of Charlie Frye. (9/17 vs. OAK)…Notched sack of Andrew Walter. (9/10 at TB)…Matched his career high with two sacks, taking down Chris Simms and Bruce Gradkowski once a piece…Contributed two passes defensed, including one that was caught by DT Haloti Ngata and returned 60 yards.

◊ 2005 (BAL) Played in all 16 games, earning 10 starts in first season as a starter…Amassed 119 tackles, four sacks, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and four passes defensed...Responsible for 15 special teams tackles…Tallied six games with 10-or-more tackles after entering the season with a previous single-season career-high of nine tackles. SEASON HIGHLIGHTS: (12/19 vs GB)…Notched one fumble recovery. (12/4 vs. HOU)…Produced sack of David Carr. (11/20 vs. PIT)…Earned game ball after producing two sacks of Tommy Maddox and leading the team with 12 tackles in 16-13 overtime win. (11/13 at JAC)…Recorded half a sack of Byron Leftwich. (11/6 vs. CIN)…Notched half a sack of Carson Palmer. (10/31 at PIT)… Earned first NFL start…Posted nine tackles.

◊ 2004 (BAL) Played in 13 games…Ranked second on special teams with 17 tackles and recorded a fumble recovery on special teams…Contributed at linebacker and safety on defense, registering five tackles. SEASON HIGHLIGHTS: (11/14 at NYJ)…Responsible for fumble recovery on special teams in 20-17 overtime win.

◊ 2003 (BAL) Played in all 16 games and one postseason contest…Ranked second on the team with a career-high 19 special teams tackles…Notched nine tackles and one fumble recovery on defense. POSTSEASON: Contributed one special teams tackle during the postseason. SEASON HIGHLIGHTS: (12/21 at CLE)…Recorded first NFL fumble recovery.

◊ 2002 (BAL) Played in all 16 games as a rookie…Tied for the team lead with 17 special teams tackles…Tallied five tackles and one interception on defense plus one pass defensed. SEASON HIGHLIGHTS: (11/24 vs. TEN)…Recorded first NFL interception when he picked off Steve McNair… Interception occurred in end zone and helped preserve 13-12 victory. (9/8 at CAR)…NFL debut.


◊ Three-year starter at Southern Illinois who switched from linebacker to strong safety as a sophomore and finished his career with 352 tackles, earning first-team All-Gateway conference recognition as a senior.
◊ First-team all-state as a senior at Southeastern HS in Detroit, MI after totaling 76 tackles and three fumble recoveries on defense and rushing for a team-high 635 yards and five touchdowns on 97 carries.
◊ High school retired his #32 jersey, 5/14/08.


◊ Returned to Southern Illinois during the offseason and graduated with a degree in economics in 2005.
◊ Also competed in basketball, baseball and tennis in high school.
◊ Honored by Baltimore-area Congressman Elijah Cummings at his “Legends Among Us” fundraiser for his service to the community in March 2008.
◊ Established his charity, A Son Never Forgets Foundation in Oct. 2006, that aims to help those suffering with paralysis after his cousin, Jeffrey Pippen, was paralyzed in a random shooting at a local bar.
◊ Provided uniforms, cleats, and gloves to this alma mater, Southeastern HS, for their football program in 2005.
◊ Purchased a plot of grass near his grandmother’s house to turn into a neighborhood playground.
◊ Bart and his wife, Darnesha, have a son, Bartholomew, and a daughter, Jisele.

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