Houston Nutt recognized the versatility and explosiveness that the diminutive Dexter McCluster brought to the table and likely saw similar potential with Scott. While the Rebels' lack of success on the field certainly means that several of Nutt's ideas were flawed, Ole Miss can't help but be pleased with what Scott has given them, thus far. Earning time at kick returner, running back and even receiver, on occasion, Scott emerged onto the SEC scene as a true freshman, averaging a gaudy 27.7 yards per kickoff return, running for 429 yards and three touchdowns and catching five passes for another 25 yards. The team promised to feature him more often in his second season, and it did so. While his average per rushing attempt dropped from 6.5 yards per carry to a more pedestrian 4.6, Scott became one of the focal points of the offense, sharing the load with Brandon Bolden (now attempting to make the New England Patriots' roster) and rushing for 529 yards and six touchdowns. He saw more action as a receiver (15 catches for 99 yards) and became the Rebels' featured returner for punts as well as kickoffs, taking a punt 67 yards for a touchdown against Southern Illinois. The punt return for a score was Scott's third touchdown of the day against the Salukis and the first time an Ole Miss player had scored both a rushing and punt return touchdown since former Ole Miss (and New Orleans Saints) star Deuce McAllister accomplished the feat in 2000.
2010 GAME vs. Jacksonville State (9/4): Rushed three times for 19 yards and returned two kickoffs for 68 yards in first career action ... vs. Fresno State (9/25): Ran for 74 yards on 11 carries and notched first career TD (on a 55-yard sprint) in his first career start ... vs. Kentucky (10/2): Rushed eight times for 26 yards in start ... at Alabama (10/16): Had five carries for 39 yards ... at Arkansas (10/23): Rushed 11 times for 62 yards, including a long run of 45 yards ... vs. Auburn (10/30): Rushed nine times for a career-high 134 yards, including a record-long 83-yard TD run for an Ole Miss freshman ... Posted his first 100-yard rushing game ... Averaged 14.9 yards per carry ... vs. Louisiana-Lafayette (11/6): Rushed two times for one yard ... at Tennessee (11/13): Rushed five times for 31 yards ... Also returned two kicks for 39 yards with a long of 23 ... at LSU (11/20): Rushed for 31 yards on six carries ... Returned seven kicks for 188 yards, which is the second-highest mark in school history ... Tallied 214 all-purpose yards ... Caught his first pass for a five-yard loss ... vs. Mississippi State (11/27): Rushed six times for 12 yards and a TD ... Also caught career-best four passes for 30 yards and returned four kickoffs for 121 yards
09/16/2013 - WEEK 3 SEC SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Jeff Scott, PR/RB, Ole Miss,...Returned a punt 73 yards for an electrifying touchdown in leading Ole Miss to a 44-23 victory at Texas...Finished with a career-high 243 all-purpose yards, including a career-high 164 rushing yards and another TD...The punt return score marked the second of his career and the longest return...Moved into fourth on the school's all-time all-purpose yardage list with 3,421 yards. - SEC football