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2001 Football Roster

Tanaka Scott

Class: Sr.
Position: DE
Height: 6-2
Weight: 267 pounds
Previous School: Gulf Coast CC
Hometown: Mobile, AL

Noteworthy: Was a late signee in 2000 ... Arrived at fall camp just two days before practice began after driving 538 miles from Gulf Coast CC where he had just completed his final class ... Has a daughter, Tekeria Pettway, who is six years old ... Is expected to have a great year ... With his speed and tenacity, the Blue Raiders' single-season sack mark may be in jeopardy ... Benches 420 and power cleans 319.

2000: Played in all 11 games and started in 10 of those contests (9 at right end, 1 at left end) ... Was seventh on the team in tackles with 44 stops ... Led the Blue Raiders in tackles for loss (9-40), quarterback sacks (5-35) and quarterback hurries (5) ... Had a season-high nine tackles at UAB and two were for loss of yards ... Also collected eight stops against Louisiana Tech and five each against Louisiana-Monroe and Louisiana-Lafayette ... Had a career best two sacks for minus 14 yards against the Indians ... Also had sacks against Murray State, Louisiana Tech and Louisiana-Lafayette ... Played a total of 506 snaps (46.0 per game) ... Saw a season-high 67 plays at UAB ... Was in on 55 snaps and graded out at 70 percent in a win over Murray State, while collecting 59 snaps and grading out 69 percent versus Louisiana Tech.

Gulf Coast CC: Led Gulf Coast in sacks, was second on the team in tackles and was a force for the No. 1 pass defense in the country.

High School: Was a two-time all-State and all-Region pick at Williamson High School in Mobile ... Tabbed Player of the Week on five occassions during his junior and senior seasons ... Totaled 20 quarterback sacks in his final two years.

Personal: Parents: Earl and Doris Scott ... Born: 2/4/77 ... Major: Physical Education.

2001 Game-by-Game Stats