Trevor Scott #71 DE
Height: 6-5 Weight: 260 Age: 29
Born: 8/30/1984 Potsdam , NY
Experience: 6th season
High School: Potsdam HS [NY]
Selected By: Oakland Raiders
Pick (Overall): 3 (169)
Trevor Scott failed to find his spot on offense at Buffalo and shifted to the defensive line by head coach Turner Gill as a junior. The move was made to help a depleted front wall, but not even the coaching staff expected the instant results Scott produced.
Scott led the team in both quarterback sacks and tackles behind the line of scrimmage in both his junior and senior campaigns. Despite playing just two seasons on defense, he ranks third in school history with 19 sacks.
At Potsdam Senior High School, Scott was twice named an All-Northern selection while playing tight end and outside linebacker. He earned two letters and was twice named team captain. The squad's MVP as both a junior and senior, he was also a Watertown Daily Times first-team selection. He added four letters in track and field and two in basketball.
Arriving on Buffalo's campus in 2003, Scott spent the season as a red-shirt on the scout team. He appeared in eleven games in 2004 as a reserve tight end. He had a 42-yard catch and excelled on special teams while also brief action on defense, posting six tackles (four solo).
As a sophomore, Scott appeared in seven games as a reserve tight end, missing the Bulls' final three contests after breaking two bones in his back vs. Ohio University. He finished with eight receptions for 55 yards (6.9-yard average) while also making two tackles.
Scott was an instant success at right defensive end in 2006. His nine sacks were the most by a Bull since Buffalo joined the Division 1-A ranks in 1999. He also led the team with 13.5 stops for losses and totaled 45 tackles (29 solo). He added five pressures with a fumble recovery, as he also deflected a pass and blocked a kick.
As a senior, Scott earned All-Mid American Conference second-team accolades. He shifted to left end, starting all 12 games. He collected 46 tackles (25 solo), as he led the team again with 10 sacks, ranking second in the MAC and 16th in the NCAA. His 15 stops behind the line of scrimmage was a team high, as he added seven pressures and a pass breakup. He recovered one fumble and caused three others.
In 41 games at Buffalo, Scott started 24 contests. He recorded 99 tackles (59 solo) with 19 sacks for minus 136 yards, 28.5 stops for losses of 163 yards and 12 quarterback pressures. He caused three fumbles and recovered two others, returning one 17 yards. He also broke up two passes, blocked one kick and had nine receptions for 97 yards (10.8-yard average).