Jonathan Scott (American football)

Jonathan Scott (American football)

Jonathan Scott
No. --     Atlanta Falcons
Offensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1983-01-10) January 10, 1983
Place of birth: Dallas, Texas
Height: 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) Weight: 318 lb (144 kg)
Career information
High school: Dallas (TX) David W. Carter
College: Texas
NFL Draft: 2006 / Round: 5 / Pick: 141
Debuted in 2006 for the Detroit Lions
Career history
*-Offseason or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2013
Games played 70
Games started 35
Stats at
Stats at

Jonathan Ray Scott (born January 10, 1983) is an American football offensive tackle for the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League. He played college football for the University of Texas, and was recognized as a unanimous All-American. He was drafted by the Detroit Lions in the fifth round of the 2006 NFL Draft, and has also played for the Buffalo Bills and Pittsburgh Steelers.

Early years

Scott was born in Dallas, Texas. He attended David W. Carter High School in Dallas, where he was a three-sport athlete. While in high school, Scott played in the first-ever U.S. Army All-American Bowl on December 30, 2000.

College career

Scott enrolled in the University of Texas, where he played for coach Mack Brown's Texas Longhorns football team from 2002 to 2005. While attending Texas, he was initiated as a member of Omega Psi Phi fraternity. He was a first-team All-Big 12 selection at offensive tackle in 2004. Following his senior season in 2005, he was a first-team All-Big 12 selection again, and was recognized as a unanimous first-team All-American. Scott was a member of the 2005 Longhorns team that defeated the USC Trojans 41–38 in the Rose Bowl to win the BCS National Championship.

Professional career

Detroit Lions

Scott was drafted by the Detroit Lions in the fifth round of the 2006 NFL Draft. He was waived by the Lions during final cuts on August 30, 2008.

Buffalo Bills

Scott was signed by the Buffalo Bills on December 18, 2008.

Pittsburgh Steelers

On March 8, 2010, Scott agreed to a contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers. On July 29, 2011, Scott re-signed with the Steelers on a one-year deal.[1] He was released by the Steelers on July 19.

Second stint with Lions

Scott signed with the Detroit Lions again on July 24, 2012, and was subsequently released again in late August after being placed on injured reserve.

Chicago Bears

Scott was picked up by the Chicago Bears on September 10, 2012. Chicago acquired Scott[2] after first conducting a workout with Scott on September 1, 2012.[3] After Gabe Carimi was benched, Scott replaced him.[4] After becoming an unrestricted free agent in 2013, on March 25, Scott signed a one-year deal to stay with the Bears.[5] On September 4, 2013, Scott was released,[6] but was re-signed on September 9.[7]

Atlanta Falcons

He signed with Atlanta after Peter Konz was placed on injured reserve. [8]


His father, Ray Scott, was a defensive lineman and tight end at Prairie View A&M and was drafted by the New York Jets in the ninth round of the 1967 NFL Draft.


  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "Bears sign Scott, add Collins to roster". Fox News. June 26, 2012. Retrieved September 10, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Chicago Bears bring in veteran offensive tackle for a look – Chicago Tribune". September 1, 2012. Retrieved September 10, 2012. 
  4. ^ Rosenthal, Gregg (November 22, 2012). "Gabe Carimi latest to be benched by Chicago Bears". National Football League. Retrieved November 22, 2012. 
  5. ^ Mayer, Larry (March 25, 2013). "Bears agree to one-year deal with Jonathan Scott". Chicago Bears. Retrieved March 25, 2013. 
  6. ^ Florio, Mike (September 3, 2013). "Bears bring back Kyle Adams, dump Jonathan Scott". Retrieved September 4, 2013. 
  7. ^ Wright, Michael (September 9, 2013). "Bears bring back Scott, Johnson". ESPN. Retrieved September 9, 2013. 
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External links

  • Detroit Lions bio
  • Pittsburgh Steelers bio
  • Buffalo Bills bio
  • Chicago Bears bio