Draft Scout Snapshot:DS Rating on 8/24/08: #23 RB, #312/750 Overall, Projected Rnd: FA 2008 Preseason: Will turn 25 in February 2009. 2007: 13 GP; 13 GS; Rush: 251-2165-8.6-35; Rec: 46-565-12.3-4; Second team AP Little All-American, 1st team All-Lone Star South, OBOY. 2005: Did not play in '05. 2004: 10 GP; 10 GS; Rush: 163-1026-6.3-11; At Central Arkansas: Named the Gulf South Conference Freshman of the Year after rushing for 1,026 yards and 11 touchdowns on 163 carries for the Bears. Scott posted six 100-yard rushing games as the Bears had one of the top offenses in NCAA Division II football. As a freshman, Scott's offensive coordinator was current ACU offensive coordinator Ken Collums, and the Bears' offensive line coach was current ACU head coach Chris Thomsen. JC: Scott was a first team National Junior College Athletic Association all-America after leading the Blinn JC Buccaneers to a 12-0 season and the NJCAA national championship. Blinn beat Pearl River Community College, 19-6, in the Pilgrim's Pride Bowl to win the national title. Scott was named the game's MVP after rushing for 193 yards and one touchdown on 22 carries. Scott averaged 154.4 rushing yards per game, and he finished his only junior college season with a junior college-best 1,892 yards and 27 touchdowns. He was also first team all Southwestern Junior College Football Conference.
Post-Draft Outlook: A closer look at the Bengals' picks: Round 6/209 -- Bernard Scott, RB, 5-11, 200, Abilene Christian...There's no denying the talent of the Abilene Christian running back. He won the Harlon Hill Award, given to the best player in Division II, this past season after rushing for 2,156 yards and 28 touchdowns while also having six receiving touchdowns. However, it's the off-the-field issues that raise questions. He has reportedly been arrested at least five times and served probation for allegedly giving false information to a police officer during a 2007 arrest. - by The Sports Xchange
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Draft Scout Bernard Scott News
04/15/13 - RB Bernard Scott visited Oakland this week to gauge the Raiders' interest in him but decided to stay in Cincinnati and sign a one-year deal with the Bengals on Friday.
Scott is recovering from surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament he suffered in an Oct. 7 game against Miami. The Bengals brought him in on Thursday to evaluate his offseason recovery.
"My doctor says I'm ahead of schedule and I've had no setbacks with swelling or anything like that," Scott said, according to Bengals.com. "I'm already back to running and cutting. I feel like the way my rehab is going, I feel like, yeah, I can get back to being the old Bernard. Even better."
Before Scott was injured, the Bengals used him as a speed back to complement to starter BenJarvus Green-Ellis. The injury limited Scott to two games in his fourth year with the Bangals.
"I'm comfortable here. I'm happy here," Scott said. "I know the system. I've got a great relationship with a lot of my teammates and the coaches know what I can do. It's going to be easier than making a move."
10/08/12 - RB Bernard Scott was placed on season-ending injured reserve by the Cincinnati Bengals after suffering a left knee injury Sunday.
The injury occurred during the first quarter of the Bengals' 17-13 loss to the Miami Dolphins.
Scott was the primary backup to BenJarvus Green-Ellis, but had struggled to make an impact this season following a broken hand in training camp and an ankle injury in Week 3. Scott possesses more big-play speed than plowhorse Green-Ellis, which he displayed on a 29-yard run Sunday - the Bengals' longest of the season.
With Scott out, the backup carries will likely go to Brian Leonard and/or Cedric Peerman.
10/07/12 - RB Bernard Scott, taking part in only his second game this season, appears to have torn the ACL in his left knee, which will end his season.
Scott was being counted on to be the quick threat to the outside that the running game desperately needs, but he had missed most of the season up to that point due to a broken hand suffered in training camp and then an ankle injury. Scott had a 29-yard run against Miami that was the longest run by a back on an offensive play.
10/04/12 - RB Bernard Scott (ankle) had full participation and is expected to play on Sunday after being inactive last week. He should be about 90 percent.
09/30/12 - RB Bernard Scott (ankle) was inactive for Sunday's game but coach Marvin Lewis is hoping to have him back for the Miami game.