In the world of alt-football, it is typical for a talented player to garner interest from many different leagues and teams. Lindsey Scott Jr. is an excellent example of a player who has shown the potential to be a star player in the CFL or the UFL. What is rare about Scott Jr. is that while teams in the USFL, XFL, and CFL have all shown interest in him as a quarterback, he has yet to play for any of those teams. The combination of potentially elite talent and the need for a track record at the professional level leaves the door open to whether or not Scott Jr. could be a future star or a player that teams will need to show patience with as he adjusts to professional football.

What we know about Lindsey Scott Jr. is the road he traveled at the college level to become one of the most talked about prospects in spring football. The 25-year-old, 5’11”, 212-pound native of Zachary, Louisiana, spent seven years bouncing around to different teams and finding a few moments to shine.

A Seven-Year College Football Journey

Lindsey Scott Jr. started his college football career as a redshirt freshman at LSU in 2016, and after LSU fired, head coach Les Miles Scott Jr. transferred to East Mississippi Community College. During the 2017 season, Scott Jr. led the Lions to the NJCAA National Championship while passing for 3,841 yards, resulting in 29 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. He also ran for 729 yards on 161 rushing attempts and six rushing touchdowns.

Scott Jr. then transferred to the University of Missouri in 2018, where he participated as a scout team quarterback until his season ended with an injury. He next transferred to Nicholls State in 2019 and was required to sit out for a season. In the spring of 2021, Scott Jr. played for the Colonels during a shortened spring season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

During that spring season, Scott Jr. started all seven games. He completed 125 passes with 215 passing attempts, which resulted in 1,684 passing yards and 18 touchdown passes with only seven interceptions. Scott Jr. also ran the ball 92 times for 557 rushing yards and six rushing touchdowns. In the fall of 2021, he followed up his spring season success with nine starts. During the fall season, he completed 168 passes with 270 pass attempts, resulting in 2,083 passing yards with 16 touchdown passes and 11 interceptions, and he also had 143 rushing attempts for 990 yards and nine rushing touchdowns.

The NCAA granted Scott Jr. an extra year of eligibility after choosing to play during the shortened 2021 spring season. With that extra year, he transferred to the University of the Incarnate Word for the 2022 season. At UIW, Scott Jr. started in 14 games and completed 322 passes with 454 pass attempts for 4,686 passing yards and 60 touchdown passes with only eight interceptions. He also ran the ball 132 times for 712 yards and 11 rushing touchdowns.

A Future Alt-Football Superstar Or Project?

When pro football scouts see that a quarterback has led his team to 60 passing touchdowns, 11 rushing touchdowns, and only eight interceptions, they will pay attention to that prospect. The Montreal Alouettes of the CFL currently have Scott Jr. on their negotiation list, and he was the second pick in the 2023 USFL draft for the Pittsburgh Maulers, and the Houston Roughnecks also drafted him in the 2023 XFL Rookie draft. Scott Jr. signed with the Houston Roughnecks on October 24th, 2023.

As the XFL teams that survived the XFL-USFL merger are preparing to enter a player allotment period and prepare for the dispersal draft, it will be interesting to see which team acquires the dual-threat quarterback project. There are rumors that Scott Jr. will eventually be on the roster of the San Antonio Brahmas due to the coaching staff of the Roughnecks now leading the Brahmas. It will be interesting to see how the Brahmas approach building their roster and who San Antonio chooses to lead their offense in 2024.

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Aaron Sauter
Aaron Sauter is a 23-veteran high school football coach that is also an fan of all levels of football. He is especially interested in alternative football leagues like the CFL, UFL, and IFL. Aaron enjoys analyzing innovative schemes on offense and defense during his free time.

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