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Richard Underhill 'Dick' Scott


Dick Scott

College Football Hall of Fame 1987

Date of Birth: January 24, 1924, in Highland Falls, New York

Date of Death: August 20, 2012, in Maryland (88 years old)


The Washington Post - 08/23/12 

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Dick Scott graduated from high school and enrolled at Colgate. He then

transferred to Baylor University and joined the United States Army, but

his dream was always to be a naval pilot. He applied, received an appointment

and in 1945 Scott commenced a successful football career with the United

States Naval Academy.  He was named to the All-American teams in 1945

and 1947. In 1948, he was runner-up MVP in the College All- Star game played

in Chicago and five times in 1947 he was named Associated Press Lineman

of the Week. Dick was President of his class and Brigade Commander, and

he also lettered in lacrosse and basketball at Navy.   Following his naval career

as a pilot and academy teacher, he worked for Lockheed, and the Department

of Defense, then was appointed Director of Advanced Research Project Agency,

at Camp Smith, Hawaii. After 34 years of varied service, Scott retired from

government in 1981 and took a job teaching junior high school in Potomac, Maryland.



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