2017 NFL Draft

Desmond Scott, WR

School: Duke  |  Conference: ACC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Durham, NC
Height/Weight: 5-8 / 183 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
2012 Season
Veteran, multi-talented running back ... proven to be an every-down back ... extremely versatile ... natural pass receiver ... has displayed ability to make plays in the open field ... in 30 career games (19 starts), owns totals of 1,159 rushing yards on 262 carries, 548 receiving yards on 77 catches and 1,114 kickoff return yards on 52 attempts ... has amassed 2,821 career all-purpose yards ... has played 1,072 career snaps ... enters 2012 having caught at least one pass in 26 straight games, marking the sixth-longest active streak in the country ... current reception streak is tops among RBs nationally ... one of 39 career 1,000-yard rushers in Duke history ... has two career 100-yard rushing games including a career-best 122-yard performance on 11 attempts at Wake Forest in 2010 ... has eight career games with 50+ rushing yards ... Duke's active leader in rushing yardage ... owns 12 career games with 100+ all-purpose yards including a career-high 259-yard effort versus Wake Forest in 2009 ... has twice led the Blue Devils in rushing (2009-10) and could become just the sixth player in school history to pace the squad in ground yardage in three seasons, joining Mark Leggett (1960-61-62), Jay Calabrese (1965-66-67), Steve Jones (1970-71-72), Mike Grayson (1981-82-83) and Randy Cuthbert (1989-90-92).

Among active ACC players, ranks fourth in kickoff returns, fifth in kickoff return yards, fifth in all-purpose yards, sixth in rushing yards, tied for eighth in pass receptions and tied for ninth in 100-yard rushing games ... one of two active players in the ACC with 1,000+ rushing yards, 500+ receiving yards and 1,000+ kickoff return yards (Orwin Smith, Georgia Tech) ... joins Chris Douglas as the only players in Duke history with 1,000+ rushing yards, 500+ receiving yards and 1,000+ kickoff return yards ... increased yards per rushing attempt from 3.74 as a freshman, to 4.42 in sophomore campaign to 5.10 last year as a junior ... has caught at least one pass in 28 of 30 career games ... sits 23 receptions shy of becoming just the fourth Duke RB with 100+ catches, joining Roger Boone (168), Randy Cuthbert (147) and Mike Grayson (141) ... aiming to become just the second Duke RB to post 25+ pass receptions in three straight seasons, joining Roger Boone (1987-88-89).

Has twice ranked among the ACC leaders in kickoff return average (2009; 5th; 25.11 & 2010; 9th; 19.74) ... has six career games with 5+ pass receptions including a career-high six catches against Boston College in 2010 ... has lost two fumbles in 392 career touches ... on Duke's career charts, ranks seventh in pass receptions by a running back, seventh in kickoff return average, eighth in consecutive games with 1+ pass reception, 10th in kickoff returns, 10th in kickoff return yards, 15th in average rushing yards per attempt (4.42; minumum 200 attempts) and 30th in rushing yardage ... sits 324 all-purpose yards shy of 10th place on Duke's all-time chart (No. 10 - Julius Grantham; 3,135 yards).

2011 Season
Played in nine games with four starts ... missed weeks against Stanford, Boston College and Tulane due to injury ... received starting assignments versus Virginia Tech, Miami, Virginia and Georgia Tech ... rushed 72 times for 367 yards and two TDs ... averaged 5.10 yards per rushing attempt ... caught 25 passes for 135 yards, returned 19 kickoffs for 375 yards and a 19.74 yards per return average ... finished second on the team in rushing yards, third in all-purpose yardage and fifth in pass receptions ... ranked ninth in the ACC in kickoff return average ... among ACC RBs, ranked fourth in pass receptions ... led Duke with three rushes of 25+ yards ... rushed 11 times for a season-high 80 yards and one TD in the season-opener versus Richmond ... had 72 yards on the ground including a three-yard TD run and a season-long 47-yard effort against No. 15 Virginia Tech ... also against the Hokies, became the 39th player in Duke history to reach the 1,000-yard plateau on the ground ... caught at least one pass in all nine games played, with eight weeks with 2+ receptions ... pass reception total matched the 15th-highest single-season total by a Duke running back.

Had a season-best five grabs for 33 yards against Wake Forest and four-catch outings versus both FIU and Virginia Tech ... compiled a season-high 176 all-purpose yards at Miami with 52 rushing yards, 27 receiving yards and 97 kickoff return yards ... logged a season-best 111 kickoff return yards on five attempts against Georgia Tech ... had 75+ all-purpose yards in seven games ... paired with Juwan Thompson (22) to match the 10th-highest single-season reception total (47) by two RBs in school history ... teamed with Conner Vernon (70) and Cooper Helfet (43) to form the seventh-most prolific WR-TE-RB receiving trio (138 receptions) in Duke history ... part of a Duke offense that ranked second in the ACC in passing while rushing for 19 TDs to match the program's highest output since 1994 ... played 300 total snaps.

2010 Season
Played in all 12 games with 11 starting assignments ... rushed 120 times for a team-best 530 yards and three TDs ... averaged 4.42 yards per carry ... added 34 receptions for 266 yards while returning 15 kickoffs for 287 yards ... ranked eighth in the ACC in all-purpose yards per game (90.2) ... among ACC running backs, ranked second in pass receptions and fifth in receiving yardage ... joined Chris Douglas (2000-01) as the only two players to lead Duke in rushing as both freshmen and sophomores ... led Duke with four rushes of 25+ yards ... rushed 11 times for a season-high 122 yards with a 63-yard TD run at Wake Forest ... in the 54-48 victory over Virginia, had 17 carries for 97 yards including the game-winning 35-yard scoring run with 40 seconds left in the fourth period ... picked up 77 yards and one TD on 15 attempts versus Elon ... had a season-best six receptions against Boston College and five versus both Navy and Georgia Tech ... reception total ranks 10th on Duke's single-season chart for catches by a running back ... caught at least one pass in all 12 games.

Teamed with Conner Vernon (73) and Cooper Helfet (34) to form the fourth-most prolific WR-TE-RB receiving trio (141 receptions) in Duke history ... paired with Vernon to form the sixth-most prolific WR-RB receiving duo (107 receptions) in Duke history ... key part of a passing attack that ranked second in the ACC and had five players with 30+ receptions for just the second time in school history ... aided in Duke's enhanced rushing attack that showed marked improvement in yards per game (+46.5), yards per attempt (+1.2), runs of 20 or more yards (+8) and total rushing TDs (+13) ... played 489 total snaps.

2009 Season
Freshman All-ACC selection by Sporting News as a kick return specialist ... played in nine games with four starting assignments ... did not play in the first three games of the year ... received starts against N.C. Central, North Carolina, Georgia Tech and Miami ... rushed for a team-high 262 yards on 70 carries to become just the seventh true freshman in school history to pace the squad in rushing ... also had 18 pass receptions for 147 yards while returning 18 kickoffs for 452 yards ... in the ACC, ranked fifth in kickoff return average (25.11) and seventh in all-purpose yards per game (95.7) ... kickoff return average ranks eighth on Duke's single-season list ... established Duke rookie single-game records for kickoff returns (7 vs. Wake Forest) and all-purpose yards (259 vs. Wake Forest) ... totals rank tied for second and third on Duke's overall single-game list ... amassed 861 all-purpose yards - the sixth-highest single-season total by a freshman in Blue Devil history ... earned starting nod in first collegiate outing and responded with 100 rushing yards on 16 attempts with a 23-yard TD run against N.C. Central ... caught a season-high five passes against both N.C. State (37 yards) and Georgia Tech (season-high 45 yards) ... on the field for a total of 283 snaps.
High School
Two-year letterman at Hillside under Ray Harrison ... played freshman and sophomore years at Southern High School ... 2008 All-America pick by SuperPrep ... charted as the top running back in North Carolina and the 23rd-best back in the country by ESPN.com ... listed as the fifth-top all-purpose back in the nation by Rivals.com ... as a senior, rushed 256 times for 2,249 yards and 24 TDs while catching 30 passes for 532 yards and five TDs ... added four kickoff returns for TDs as Hillside went 12-2-1 and reached the state semifinals ... rushed for 905 yards and eight TDs as a junior ... career prep totals were 568 rushing attempts for 4,690 yards and 63 TDs and 100 pass receptions for 1,630 yards and 11 TDs ... also lettered in track and field.
Injury Report
2011: Suffered a left knee injury during the season opener, returning Oct. 1 at Florida International.
Son of Lisa and Tony Scott ... born November 12, 1990 ... high school teammate of fellow Duke football team member Corey Gattis ... majoring in history while minoring in African and African American studies and education.

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