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Scandrett earns prestigious Bill Pace Scholar-Athlete Award

March 14, 2006 · MT Media Relations
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - On March 9, the Middle Tennessee Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame held its annual banquet at the Millenium Maxwell House and former football player Devarick Scandrett came away the big winner.

Scandrett earned the prestigious "Coach Bill Pace University Scholar-Athlete Award", which is presented each year to the top university football scholar-athlete in the middle Tennessee area. The award is based on scholarship, sportsmanship, and value to the team. Scandrett is the first Blue Raider to win the Bill Pace award.

Scandrett was also the recipient of the National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame Scholar-Athlete award as one of seven college players honored from the middle Tennessee region. The award is based on academic accomplishments and success on the football field.

Scandrett joins last year's winner Thomas Johnson and 2004 winner Joey Montalbano as the only Blue Raiders to win the scholar-athlete award. Scandrett, who owns a 3.3 GPA, started all 11 games last year and totaled a career-best 33 tackles, three sacks, five quarterback hurries, and 5.5 tackles for loss.

The Forsyth, Ga., native ended his career with 95 total stops, 12 sacks, and 16.5 tackles for loss. Scandrett played in a total of 46 games during his Blue Raider career and started 19 times.

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