PR: 100m - 9.91 (2006); 200m - 20.38 (2005)
Born: Jan. 19, 1980, in Zachary, La.
Current Residence: Irvine, Calif.
High School: Zachary (La.) HS '98
College: University of Tennessee '02
Coach: John Smith
Agent: Daniel Escamilla
Career Highlights: 2006 World Indoor 60m champion; 2006 USA Indoor champion; 3rd at 2005 USA Outdoors Champs; 6th at World Outdoor Champs; 2001 SEC 100m champion; 2000 USA Junior champ
Scott enjoyed his finest season in 2006 highlighted by his World Indoor 60m gold medal winning performance in Moscow and by bettering his personal best in the 100 meters at Stuttgart in 9.91 seconds. He ended the 2006 campaign with his best-ever Track & Field News world ranking (#3). His 2005 season featured a third-place finish at the USA Outdoor Championships, sixth-place finish at the World Outdoor Championships and he dropped his personal bests in the the 100 meters to 9.94 seconds, and 200 meters to 20.38. A standout while running at Tennessee with teammate Justin Gatlin, Scott was out of track in 2003 to pursue a football career. He returned to track in 2004 joining the HSI group and training under John Smith. The result was a new personal best in the 100 meters of 10.01 seconds, and ending the campaign ranked #9 in the world by Track & Field News. He kept improving indoors in 2005, running the fastest time by an American and #2 time in the world with his 60m win in Lievin...A track and football star during his collegiate days at the University of Tennessee, Scott won the Southeast Conference 100m title in 2001. At the NCAA Indoor Championships that same year, Scott began hurting before the 200m finals and was rushed to the hospital late that night before the next day’s 60m final...after a diagnosis of a kidney stone (since re-diagnosed as stenosis, where the tube between the kidney and bladder is narrower than normal) and an overnight hospital stay, Scott’s status was uncertain as he began warming up for the 60m final. Scott took sixth in the race after nearly falling when his starting blocks slipped nine hours after he was discharged from the hospital. Tried out for the NFL’s Pittsburgh Steelers in 2003 as a wide receiver. After he was cut in August, he contacted Emanuel Hudson and John Smith with HSI in the fall to express his desire to get back into track & field. A high school state champion in both the 100m and 200m in Louisiana, Scott played football and track at Zachary High...won state indoor title in the 55m as a junior and finished third in the 60m at the National Scholastic in Boston...named All-Conference and team MVP in football after senior season...highly touted recruit in both sports...ranked fourth in world juniors...Also ran the 4x100m and 4x200m relays... holds school records in the 100m (10.2) and 200m (21.03)...All-Metro and All-District in football...member of 1998 National Champion Tennessee Volunteers football team.
7th at USA Outdoor Championships (10.26)...5th at Reebok
Grand Prix 100m (10.10w)...4th at Lausanne (10.15)...ranked #8 in U.S. at 100m
by T&FN...best of 10.09.
2006: World Indoor champion (6.50)...USA Indoor champion (6.52)...2nd in prelims at USA Outdoors (10.25), did not compete in semis...2nd at Stuttgart (9.91PR)...3rd at Zurich (9.97)...3rd at Reebok Grand Prix (10.07)...2nd at Nike Prefontaine Classic (10.16)...4th at Meeting Gaz de France Paris Saint-Denis (10.16)...5th at Rome (10.05)...1st at Lausanne (10.05)...2nd at London (10.01)...ranked #3 in world (#2 U.S.) by T&FN...best of 9.91.
2005: 3rd in 100m at USA Outdoor Champs (10.18)...6th at World Outdoor Championships (10.13)...2nd at London (9.94PR)...1st in 100m at adidas Track Classic (10.03)...1st at Rethymno (20.38PR)...1st in 60m at Lievin (6.46), fastest by an American in 2005 and #2 in the World...1st at Millrose Games (6.59)...ranked #7 world (#2 U.S.) at 100m...bests of 9.94 & 20.38.
2004: 8th at Olympic Trials (10.35)…5th in 200m semifinal (20.57)…3rd in semis 100m at Olympic Trials (10.01PR)…3rd at London (10.04)…4th at Zurich (10.07)…ranked #9 in world, #5 U.S. by T&FN…best of 10.01.
2003: Tried out for Pittsburgh Steelers, did not compete in track.
2002: 3rd at SEC Indoor (60m) & Outdoor Champs…ranked #10 at 100m, #8 at 200m in U.S. by T&FN…bests of 10.13 & 20.34.
2001: 1st at SEC100m…5th in semifinal 100m at NCAA Outdoors…4th in SEC Outdoor 200m…6th at NCAA Outdoors 200m (20.92w)…ran anchor on 4x100m semifinal at NCAA Outdoors in school record (38.66)…runner-up in 4x100m final (38.80)…bests of 10.05 & 20.34.
2000: USA Junior 100m champ (10.29)…5th in semis at NCAA Outdoors…bests of 10.29 & 20.08w.