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Meet the rookies: Boston Scott

The Saints addressed the running back position and return game with this tough and gifted athlete

BOSTON SCOTT               RBHEIGHT: 5-6                       WEIGHT: 203COLLEGE: LOUISIANA TECHDRAFTED: 6th ROUND (201st OVERALL)BORN: 4/27/95

COLLEGE CAREER – With their second sixth round selection in the 2018 NFL Draft, the New Orleans Saints addressed the running back position and return game with this tough and gifted athlete. The team will look to use his grit and speed to the advantage of matchups as he adapts to the pro game. Over the course of his career, Scott ran for 1,840 yards and 14 touchdowns on 288 attempts. After beginning his college career as a walk-on, Scott earned a scholarship. In addition to serving as a running back for the Bulldogs, Scott returned kicks on special teams, registering 633 yards on 29 returns over the course of his career. 

2017– Scott racked up 1,047 yards and eight touchdowns on the ground. Scott also had 20 receptions for 181 yards and a touchdown. The shifty speedster earned All-Conference USA Honorable Mention honors as a senior. 2016 – Played in all 14 games for the Bulldogs, including one start against UTSA...Had 70 carries for 515 yards and six touchdowns...Also had 11 receptions for 125 yards...Enjoyed a career-day in LA Tech's win over Rice with career highs in rushing attempts (15), yards (137) and touchdowns (3)...Scored his first career touchdown in the home opener versus South Carolina State...Had 10 kickoff returns for 199 yards. 2015*Scott broke on to the scene with the Bulldogs during the second half of 2015...Rushed the ball 34 times for 275 yards, while also returning nine kicks for a total of 251 yards...Rushed the ball 10 times for 55 yards against Mississippi State (10/17)...Rushed four times for 21 yards and returned two kickoffs for 109 yards against North Texas (11/7)...Broke 100 yards rushing in a game for the first time in his career, carrying the ball four times for 106 yards against Arkansas State (12/19) in the R L Carrier's New Orleans Bowl. Scott also broke loose on a 77-yard run, a career high, while returning five kick returns for a total of 90 yards.2014 – Ran the ball once for three yards against Western Kentucky (11/1).2013 *– Redshirted ..Member of the scout squad.

PERSONAL – Prepped at Zachary (La.) High School as a three-sport athlete, while earning letters in football (3), soccer (4) and track (1)...Totaled more than 1,500 multi-purpose yards and 1,000 yards rushing as a running back...Averaged 6.2 yards per carry for the Broncos and scored 17 touchdowns...Won the state championship in Powerlifting while at Zachary...Member of the Interact Club, Guitar Club and the band. Full name is Boston Nealand Scott...Born April 27, 1995 in Baton Rouge. 

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