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Rookie Roles: RB Da'rel Scott


College Career:Scott played in 41 games with 29 starts at Maryland. His career totals include 430 carries for 2,401 yards (a 5.6-yard avg.) and 17 touchdowns. Scott was just the 10th player in Maryland history to rush for more than 2,000 yards in a career and he ranks seventh on the Terps' all-time list with his 2,401 yards. He also ranks seventh on the single-season list with 1,133 yards rushing in 2008. Scott's 200 rushing yards vs. East Carolina at the 2010 Military Bowl set the school bowl game record, topping his own mark of 174 yards vs. Nevada at the 2008 Humanitarian Bowl. Injuries frequently set back Scott during his college career. He missed three games with an ankle injury that would develop an infection even before making his collegiate debut in 2007. Scott sat out another contest that year after re-injuring his ankle. A nagging shoulder injury limited his amount of carries in 2008, eventually forcing him to the sidelines for one game. A broken radius in his wrist kept him out of five more games as a junior. Scott's best season was 2008, when he played in 12 games in 11 starts and rushed for 1,133 yards and eight touchdowns. The following year he was limited to seven games and 425 yards. Scott rebounded as a senior in 2010, when he ran for 708 yards and five scores. Scott ranks eighth in Maryland history with 3,509 all-purpose yards and is one of only four Terps with both 2,000 rushing yards and 500 receiving.

Strengths:Scott has impressive measurables. He is big and fast and he has produced. The Giants believe he has a chance to contribute if he can stay healthy.

How He Fits In:That will be determined once training camp opens. Assuming both Ahmad Bradshaw (a potential free agent) and Brandon Jacobs return, Scott will likely compete with DJ Ware for the No. 3 running back job. He likely also must prove he can contribute on special teams before securing a roster spot.

Personal:Scott graduated from Maryland in May with a degree in Kinesiology. At Plymouth-Whitemarsh High School in Plymouth Meeting, Pa., Scott earned four letters in three different sports, football, track, and basketball. He earned All-Region honors from Super Prep and was the recipient of the Maxwell Award, given to the Conference Player of the Year, as a junior and senior. Scott was All-State by the Associated Press as a senior and named Area Player of the Year by the Times-Herald. He was also chosen to play in the Big 33 All-Star Game. Scott started his final three seasons as a tailback and safety. He rushed for more than 1,200 yards as a junior, averaging 8.5 yards per carry while catching 24 passes for 460 yards in 11 games…As a senior, he ran 232 times for 2,523 yards (10.9-yard average) and 38 touchdowns. He lettered four years in track (sprints), winning the state titles in the 100 meters as a junior with a time of 10.56…Also clocked 21.89 in the 200 meters…Competed as a guard for the school's basketball team.

The Quote:"Scott has outstanding speed; he has been clocked under 4.4 (in the 40-yard dash). He had an extremely productive sophomore year at Maryland – not as much production in the final two years. There are a couple of reasons for that we believe. But at that point in the draft this was an outstanding pick in terms of the contribution of a running back and a very fast running back at that. We had a very good workout with him.  And he was very responsive. He worked his tail off, stayed extra, caught the ball well, shows you the kind of speed that he has.  If you are even, he is gone.  Let's face it.  What I looked at, I believe there was a 71-yarder, a 91-yarder and 61-yarder.  And that is with limited, shared play time. – Coach Tom Coughlin

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