TRANSACTIONS: Selected by the Rams in the seventh round (243rd overall) of the 2019 NFL Draft (4/27/19).
COLLEGE: Played in 52 games for Penn State...recorded 114 defensive tackles (60 solo), 2.5 tackles for loss and 1.0 sack with the Nittany Lions...snared three interceptions and added five passes defensed in 52 collegiate games...returned 20 kickoffs for 448 yards (22.4 yards/return)...recorded 30 rushing attempts as a redshirt freshman in 2015, amassing 133 yards (4.4 yards per rush)...caught four passes for 43 yards (10.8 yards/reception) in his collegiate career...made 12 starts as a senior in 2018... one-of-10 Penn Staters to enter 2018 having already earned a degree...won the team's Captain Award and shared the Bob Mitinger Memorial Award, as an ultimate teammate who exhibits courage, character and social responsibility his final season on campus...finished senior season with a single-season best 65 tackles (35 solo), 1.0 sack, three interceptions, four passes defensed and a fumble recovery...as a junior in 2017, earned the Captain's Award at the annual team banquet...appeared in all 13 games with one start in 2017...selected team captain prior to the season...made his second career start – and first on defense – at Maryland (11/25), with his only other start coming at running back vs. Indiana in 2015...in 2016, as a sophomore, appeared in 13 games...wore No. 25 in the regular season finale to honor injured senior Von Walker...finished third on the team in special teams tackles (eight)...appeared in 13 games with one start as a redshirt freshman in 2015...one-of-17 redshirt freshmen to see action and one-of-seven freshmen to earn a start...made his first career start vs. Indiana at running back...selected as the John Bruno Memorial Award winner for the team's outstanding member of special teams...recorded 30 rushing attempts, amassed 133 yards (4.4 yards per rush)...caught four passes for 43 yards (10.8 yards/reception).
PERSONAL: Full name is Nicholas Michael Scott...son of Irvin and Lakisha Scott...has two older brothers, Irvin and Leon... brother, Irvin, played cornerback at Holy Cross from 2010- 13...volunteered with KEEN Greater D.C. (Kids Enjoy Exercise Now), helping elementary-age disabled students enjoy sports and exercise...graduated in May 2018 with a degree in psychology... pursued a second degree in labor and employment relations his final season at Penn State...interested in a possible career as a sports psychologist...a four-year letterman during his high school career...played his freshman and sophomore seasons at Brookline (Mass.) High School for Head Coach Kevin Mahoney and played his final two seasons at Fairfax High School for Head Coach Kevin Simonds...played running back, quarterback, wide receiver, linebacker, safety and returned kicks during his prep career.