Sunday Morning Spotlight: Bart Scott

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July 27, 2012; Cortland, NY, USA; New York Jets linebackers Bart Scott (57) and David Harris (52) look on during training camp at SUNY Cortland. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-US PRESSWIRE

This week in the Sunday morning spotlight, we take a look at one of the best known Jets. He was Rex’s first target to come over to New York when he arrived, but had a rough year in 2011. He is motivated to make a big splash in 2012. Spotlight on LB Bart Scott.

Born in Detroit, Michigan, Bart grew up in a violent, crime infested area on the East side of Detroit, no doubt contributing to his edgy attitude on and off the field. Through this time, he got guidance from many people around him, such as his family members, along with his high school coach.

At Southeastern High School in Detroit, Bart played linebacker and running back(can you imagine Bart at running back?). He was noted in college for his 110% effort on the field, never coming off. As a Senior, Scott recorded 76 tackles, and led his team in rushing with 635 yards. He received interest from a great many schools, but he initially had some low SAT scores, so schools stayed away. Bart worked to improve the scores, and he ended up at Southern Illinois University.

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