Lindsay Scott made one of the more famous plays in Georgia Bulldogs football history. His 92 yard catch and run against Florida in the 1980 season saved Georgia and propelled them onward to play for the national championship. I wrote a little more about that play here: Buck Belue
“Run, Lindsay, Run” is the play that saved the day for the Georgia Bulldogs and propelled them to an undefeated season and a national championship.
The signing of Herschel Walker in 1980 turned the Bulldogs into a national power, but they don’t win the national championship without Quarterback Buck Belue and Wide Receiver Lindsay Scott.
Actually, 1980 was Lindsay Scott’s worse year as a Georgia Bulldog statistically wise. As a freshman
in 1978, Scott caught 36 passes for 484 yards and a couple of Touchdowns.
He followed that up with 34 receptions for 512 yards.
In 1980, during his junior season, Scott only caught 19 passes. The Bulldogs suddenly had the best Running Back in the country and Scott was almost forgotten.
As it should be, he saved his last season for his best. As a senior in 1981, the talented and speedy Wide Receiver caught 42 passes that totaled 728 yards and 6 Touchdowns.
He was taken in the 1st round and 13th overall by the New Orleans Saints. However, he failed to make a huge impact in the NFL. In 4 seasons, he caught 69 passes, with his best year coming in 1983 when he caught 24.
Son, Lindsay Scott Jr signed with the LSU Tigers this past February.
Scott originally committed to Syracuse, but he changed his mind and stayed near his home of Zachery, Louisiana.
Lindsay Scott Jr was the 2015 Gatorade Player of the Year while leading his team to the Louisiana 5A state championship. He passed for 3040 yards and 33 Touchdowns and he ran for 1,963 yards and 28 more Touchdowns.
Scott just had a phenomenal senior season in 2015. He won many, many honors as a junior and a senior, but maybe his best honor was a 3.8 GPA and a score of 25 on his ACT.
The only downside, really, for Scott is his size at 6-0, 205 which is generally shorter than most
coaches like their Quarterbacks.
Obviously, Scott can run, but he is not a blue burner like his father. He is more of a quick starter, but he is often hauled down by faster top end guys. He is super quick and elusive and perfect in a zone read type offense.
He can also throw a nice deep ball and he has touch on his shorter passes.
He was near the lowest of the LSU recruits in the rankings, probably mostly because of his size. He could be a good sleeper player for the Tigers, but I am betting he redshirts as a freshman.
I realize he is not highly rated by the recruiting services, but I like his potential as a Quarterback prospect. After all, this is college football not the NFL. He doesn’t have to fit a certain size quota like they do in the NFL. The LSU Tigers and Les Miles love to run the ball, and hit a few passes after they have rammed the ball down a defenses throats for a while. Lindsay Scott Jr is just the type of Quarterback that can get that done.
Keep an eye on Lindsay Scott Jr at LSU and see if he can have the same kind of success that his father had at Georgia when he salvaged a national championship.