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An electrifying fifth-year senior, Scott is an explosive playmaker who finished his Terrapin career with an MVP performance in the Military Bowl. He broke late touchdown runs of 61 (untouched) and 91 yards (broke one arm tackle) in the victory over East Carolina.
Scott's career stats include 2,400 yards rushing with an impressive 5.5 yards per carry and 17 touchdowns, plus more than 500 yards receiving. Scott projects best in a committee situation at the next level as a change of pace option and a third-down back getting 10-15 touches per game.
Positives: While track star fast, can also turn and cut very well; shifty. Excellent vision, picks the right hole and explodes through it. Powerful lower body can run through arm tackles. Finishes inside runs hard, keeping his feet moving and gets the extra yard. Made big plays in big games. Good receiver out of the backfield. Gives effort as a blocker.
Negatives: Injury history - knee and wrist the most serious. Was not asked to block much, and may struggle with NFL feature back blocking assignments because of small frame. Has had problems with fumbles, although protected the ball as a senior. Didn't do much as a kick returner early in his career at Maryland. Only as a sophomore did he truly carry the load. Part of a three-back rotation as a senior.
A talented five-year running back with breakaway speed ... had a breakout 2008 campaign, earning first-team all-league honors and posting the seventh-highest single-season rushing total in school history ... a three-time member of the Doak Walker Award watch list (2008-10) ... two-time bowl game MVP (2008 Roady's Humanitarian; 2010 Military Bowl) ... ranks seventh on the Maryland career rushing chart (2,401) ... one of four players in school history to post 2,000 career rushing yards and 500 receiving yards (also LaMont Jordan, Rick Badjanek and Alvin Blount) ... fourth on the Maryland career 100-yard rushing game list (8) ... second in school history in yards-per-carry (5.58) and 12th in career carries (430) ... ranks eighth in school history in all-purpose yards (3,509) ... his 17 rushing TDs are tied for 14th in school history, while his 21 total scores are 12th ... ranks 19th in career kickoff return yards (599) and 20th in points scored (126) ... played in 41 career games, including 29 starts, all at tailback ... invited to play in both the 2011 East-West Shrine game and Under Armour Senior Bowl.
Started in all 13 games at tailback ... second on the team with 708 rushing yards ... fifth on the team with 14 catches ... rushed for 58 yards (on 10 carries), with one TD, against Navy (9/6) ... had 42 yards on eight carries against Morgan State (9/11) and also made three receptions for 31 yards, including a 22-yard TD ... recorded three receptions for 26 yards against West Virginia (9/18) ... posted 103 rushing yards (on 15 carries) vs. FIU (9/25) ... had a 56-yard rushing TD vs. the Golden Panthers ... had the seventh 100-yard game of his career ... led the team with 121 all-purpose yards against Duke (10/2), totaling 50 yards on the ground while also taking a screen pass for a 71-yard TD, the second-longest play of his career ... rushed for 18 yards and threw his second career TD pass on a trick play, a 4-yarder to Danny O'Brien against Clemson (10/16) ... had 19 yards on nine carries and caught one pass against Boston College (10/23) ... one of three Maryland running backs to rush for at least 50 yards against Wake Forest (10/30), totaling 50 yards on 11 carries ... had nine rushes for 30 yards vs. Miami (11/6).
Rushed for 55 yards (11 carries) and caught two passes for 8 yards, including a 2-yard TD, in the win over Virginia (11/13) ... averaged a regular-season high 8.7 yards per carry vs. FSU (11/20), rushing for 87 yards (10 carries) ... also caught two passes for eight yards ... finished with minus-10 yards on four carries against NC State (11/27) ... ran for a career-high and Maryland bowl-record 200 yards in the Military Bowl win over East Carolina (12/29), including a Terps postseason-record 91-yard TD run in the fourth quarter ... also had a 61-yard TD run ... the yardage total ranks second in ACC bowl history ... his 15.4 yards per carry in the game set a school record ... earned Military Bowl MVP honors ... a consensus preseason All-ACC choice.
Played in seven games, starting five at tailback ... averaged 60.7 rushing yards per game ... had 90 yards on 13 carries vs. Cal (9/5), including a 39-yard TD ... rushed for a season-high 117 yards on 13 carries against MTSU (9/19), including a season-long 48-yard TD run ... the 100-yard game was the sixth of Scotts career, which ties him for fifth in Maryland career 100-yard games ... made a season-long 19-yard reception against Clemson (10/3) ...returned to action against Florida State (11/21), starting the game and running for a game-high 83 yards on 19 carries ... part of a three-pronged rushing attack that helped the Terps rack up a season-high 196 yards on the ground ... had 48 yards and a touchdown against Boston College (11/28).
First team All-ACC pick by AP/ACSMA ... played in 12 of 13 games at tailback, starting 11 ... ranked second in the ACC and 30th in the nation in rushing (94.4 ypg) ... ranked fifth in the ACC and tied for 75th nationally with a team-best 108.7 all-purpose yards per game ... had a team-best eight TDs ... had five 100-yard rushing games, which ranks tied for fourth on the Maryland single-season chart ... seventh back in school history to rush for more than 1,000 yards ... 1,133 rushing yards is the seventh-highest single-season total in school history ... added to the watch list for the 2008 Maxwell Award, honoring the top college player, in early October ... also added to the watch list for the Doak Walker Award (top running back) during the year ... named team's most improved offensive player ... rushed for a career-high 197 yards against Delaware (8/30) in his first start -- the most all-time by a Terp in a season-opener and tied for 16th on the team's all-time single-game rushing list ... the 197 yards also set his career high in all-purpose yards.
Recorded his first career rushing touchdown on a 63-yard run vs. MTSU (9/6) en route to 123 rushing yards his 320 rushing yards during the first two games of the year represented the most in a two-game period by a Terp since Josh Allen rushed for 401 yards against Virginia and NC State (Nov. 13 and Nov. 22, 2003) his performance during the first two games of the season marked the first back-to-back 100-yard rushing games for a Maryland ball carrier since Keon Lattimore ran for 112 and 124, respectively, against Wake Forest and Rutgers in 2007 carried the ball 19 times for 87 yards and two touchdowns before leaving with a shoulder injury vs. Cal (9/13) his 407 rushing yards marks the sixth-highest total all-time by a Terp during the first three games of a season and the 10th-highest total by a Maryland ball carrier during any three-game span missed the game against Eastern Michigan (9/20) with a shoulder injury returned to post 36 rushing yards vs. Clemson (9/27), including the game-winning 1-yard TD rushed 11 times for 36 yards vs. Virginia (10/4) took a handoff and threw a 9-yard TD pass to WR Darrius Heyward-Bey for his first career completion and TD pass vs. Wake Forest (10/18) also carried 18 times for a game-high 73 yards against the Demon Deacons.
Rushed for 163 yards on 23 carries vs. NC State (10/25), including a 24-yard TD run, before leaving the game in the fourth quarter with a shoulder injury rushing total against the Wolfpack was the most by a Maryland player in an ACC game since Josh Allen ran for 257 yards against Virginia on Nov. 13, 2003 held to a season-low 11 yards on 10 carries vs. Virginia Tech (11/6) did post a career-best five receptions for a career-high tying 57 yards vs. the Hokies rushed for 129 yards on 29 carries in the hard-fought win over No. 17 North Carolina (11/15) his 3-yard TD run during the first quarter capped a nine-play, 76-yard drive to open Maryland's scoring had 82 rushing yards vs. FSU (11/22) came off the bench to rush for 174 yards (on 14 carries) and two touchdowns (49 and 2 yards) vs. Nevada in the Roady's Humanitarian Bowl (12/30) both scores came in the fourth quarter and helped clinch the game rushing yardage total set a Maryland bowl record and the 12.4 yards per carry was the fourth-highest single-game mark in school history earned game MVP honors.
A freshman All-ACC pick by Rivals.com as an all-purpose player ... averaged a team-high 84.2 all-purpose yards per game ... led the team in kickoff return yards (566), a then Maryland freshman record (snapped by Torrey Smith in 2008), and ranked third in rushing (135) as the No. 3 tailback ... his kickoff return yards mark is seventh on the Terps' single-season school list, while his 26 returns are tied for sixth ... averaged 21.8 yards per return, a mark which would have ranked sixth in the ACC with enough games played ... averaged 18.5 yards each time he touched the ball ... that mark set a then freshman school record for most all-purpose yards per play (broken by Torrey Smith in 2008) ... had his spring cut short after injuring a knee during the first week of practice, but was ready for fall camp ... played in nine games, all as a reserve back and kickoff return specialist ... missed the first three games of the season due to an ankle injury ... made his debut vs. Wake Forest (9/22) on kickoffs with four returns for 101 yards, including a 39-yarder ... rushed three times for 29 yards vs. Rutgers (9/29).
Missed the Georgia Tech game (10/6) after reinjuring his ankle vs. Rutgers ... finished with four kickoff returns for 68 yards vs. Virginia (10/20) ... had three kickoff returns for 56 yards vs. Clemson (10/27) ... saw significant time at running back behind Lance Ball vs. BC (11/10) ... caught a screen pass and took it 57 yards for a touchdown on his first career reception ... the 57-yard catch was a career long and the third longest by a Terp on the season ... had a season-high 149 all-purpose yards vs. FSU (11/17) ... returned four kickoffs for a total of 132 yards vs. the Seminoles ... nearly broke away from the coverage for a score on a career-long 60-yard return ... also saw time on offense and rushed twice for 17 yards ... led the Terrapin ground attack vs. NC State (11/24) with a season-high 89 rushing yards on only eight carries, an 11.1 average ... also returned the opening kickoff 36 yards, to give him 125 all-purpose yards for the game ... returned two kicks for 36 yards vs. Oregon State in the Emerald Bowl (12/28).
Redshirt season ... named offensive scout team player of the week for his work in practice leading up to the Florida State contest (10/28).
Plymouth-Whitemarsh High School...A four-year letterwinner and three-year starter who played tailback and free safety ... had a monster senior season, rushing 232 times for 2,523 yards (10.9 yards per carry) and 38 touchdowns ... rushed for over 1,200 yards as a junior ... was the Maxwell Award winner for conference player of the year as a junior and senior ... chosen all-state by the Associated Press as a senior ... a Big 33 All-Star game selection ... area player of the year by the Times-Herald ... ranked by Rivals.com as the No. 21 "athlete" in the nation ... a SuperPrep all-region selection ... team was 8-3, winning the league championship his senior year ... lettered four years in track (sprints) and basketball (guard) ... won state in the 100 meters as a junior with a time of 10.56 ... also recruited by Virginia, Penn State, Boston College and Georgia Tech ... coached by Joe Iacovitti.
Born May 26, 1988 ... mother is Gloria Scott ... brother, Lee, was a defensive back at LaSalle and brother, James, ran track at St. Joseph's ... majoring in kinesiology ... recipient of the Ralph and Gloria Friedgen Endowed Scholarship.
Draft Scout Player News
10/08/13 - RB Da'Rel Scott, whom the Giants waived on Oct. 1, was re-signed to provide depth at running back with David Wilson sidelined.
09/16/13 - RB Da'Rel Scott's 23-yard catch-and-run in the fourth quarter was his first career touchdown.
09/13/13 - RB Da'Rel Scott (knee) was not limited Friday, two days after injuring his knee. Tests on Scott's knee reportedly showed no structural damage and if the third-year running back does not experience any issues with swelling, he's expected to be available for spot duty on Sunday. He's listed as probable.
09/12/13 - RB Da'Rel Scott (knee) was added to the injury report after suffering a knee injury midway through practice. He was listed as limited on the team's Wednesday injury report and had been sent for tests to determine the exact nature of the problem.
09/12/13 - RB Da'Rel Scott (knee) was limited in Thursday's practice a day after injuring his knee. Tests on Scott's knee reportedly showed no structural damage and if the third-year running back does not experience any issues with swelling, he's expected to be available for spot duty on Sunday.
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