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Steelers select Chris Scott in fifth round


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Offensive Tackle

University of Tennessee Volunteers


Riverdale, Georgia

Lovejoy High School

5th Round – 151st Overall


Started the final 39 games of his career.


Anchor on the offensive line as he started all 13 games…started every game for the third consecutive year at left tackle…helped block for a rushing attack that averaged 157 yards per game and 19 touchdowns…helped block for quarterback Jonathan Crompton to throw for more than 215 yards per game…helped block for an offense that averaged 383 yards per game…a key part in an offensive line that only allowed 18 sacks in 13 games.


Started every game for second consecutive year...reached streak of 26 consecutive starts by season's end...versatile lineman has 18 of those starts at left tackle after beginning Vols career at right guard...Vols saved their best offensive line work for last in 2008, rushing 51 times for 222 yards at Vandy and another 53 times for 210 yards against Kentucky in pair of wins...part of Vols offensive line in 2007 that led nation with only four sacks allowed.


Has proved his ability to play all five positions on offensive line...started first eight games at right guard, then moved to left tackle for remainder of season after injury to Eric Young in overtime win against South Carolina...Vols led country with only four sacks allowed (Rutgers next with 10)...starting quarterback Erik Ainge was sacked just three times in 519 pass attempts, setting major college record for minimum 300's combined 534 pass attempts meant opponents sacked UT quarterbacks once every 133.5 first game at left tackle, Vols rushed for season-high 273 yards...helped Tennessee offense produce a 3,000-yard passer, 1,000-yard rusher and 1,000-yard receiver.


Appeared in seven games...part of offensive line unit that allowed only 19 sacks -- third-fewest in the league -- against 415 pass attempts -- second-most in the league.




Parade All-America and second-team All-USA selection by USA Today...played for East squad in U.S. Army All-American Bowl...two-time All-State choice by Atlanta Journal-Constitution, which named him to its Super Southern 100 team...Orlando Sentinel All-Southern honoree...twice named All-Region and All-Area and was junior All-America by in 2003...during senior year, finished with 58 pancake blocks and 90 percent blocking grade...allowed no sacks that year...three-season starter on offensive line...played defensive tackle in goal line situations...also competed in track and field, firing 54-0 shot put toss.


Legal studies major…son of Harold and Tracey Scott.

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