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Josiah Scott
Josiah  Scott


Hamilton, Ohio

High School:

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 170




Post-Game Quotes: Spring Game


Josiah Scott Named Freshman All-American by

Scott led all Big Ten freshmen with nine pass break-ups and had two interceptions in the regular season.


2017 Spartan Football Awards Banquet Recap

Sophomore linebacker Joe Bachie wins Governor's Award for most valuable player.


Eleven Spartans Earn All-Big Ten Honors on Defense and Special Teams

Sophomore safety David Dowell named first-team All-Big Ten by the media.


Four Spartans Named to BTN All-Freshman Team

Right tackle Luke Campbell, placekicker Matt Coghlin, cornerback Josiah Scott and wide receiver Cody White earn All-Freshman honors.


USATSI Gallery - Western Michigan @ Michigan State

USATSI Gallery - Western Michigan @ Michigan State

Game-by-Game Statistics: 2017

CAREER NOTES: Talented second-year player returns as a starting cornerback in 2018 . . . is the fourth member of his family to play college football; his brothers Isaiah and Joshua helped Mount Union win a Division III National Championship in 2012; his brother Elijah is currently a junior linebacker at Mount Union and helped the Purple Raiders to the 2017 Division III National Championship.

2017 SEASON (FRESHMAN): Named to Freshman All-America team by . . . tabbed third-team All-Big Ten by the media and honorable mention All-Big Ten by the coaches, as well as being named to the BTN All-Freshman Team . . . named recipient of the MSU Outstanding Underclass Back Award on defense . . . started at boundary cornerback in first 10 games before missing Maryland game with an injury, but returned to starting lineup at Rutgers and vs. No. 18 Washington State, giving him 12 starts on the season, the most by a true freshman position player in the Mark Dantonio era . . . led team in pass break-ups (10) and passes defended (12), while ranking tied for second in forced fumbles (1) and tied for third on team in interceptions (2) . . . ranked sixth in the Big Ten and led all B1G freshmen with 10 pass break-ups . . . tallied 30 tackles . . . registered one pass break-up against No. 18 Washington State in the Holiday Bowl . . . recorded his second pick of the season and also had a pass break-up and tackle at Rutgers . . . notched two tackles and one pass break-up at No. 11 Ohio State . . . tallied six tackles for second game in a row with six in win over No. 7 Penn State, adding one pass break-up . . . had season-high six tackles and three pass break-ups at Northwestern, along with half tackle for loss, finishing with game-best and season-high 17 production points . . . tallied three stops against No. 7 Michigan; was named to the Pro Football Focus National and Big Ten Team of the Week for his performance against the Wolverines, and was also named the team’s defensive “Unsung Hero” . . . logged season-high four tackles and registered first career forced fumble in Iowa game, which was recovered by MSU . . . ended Iowa game with 10 production points, ranking second among defensive back corps and tied for fourth on defense . . . was co-winner of Spartans’ “Unsung Hero” team award vs. Iowa . . . was starting boundary cornerback against Notre Dame and logged season-high two tackles . . . snared first interception of MSU career in WMU game, adding one pass break-up to finish with 10 production points . . . made Spartan debut against Bowling Green, one of a combined 18 true freshmen and redshirt freshmen who saw action in their first collegiate game . . . had the top true freshman performance in the country for Week 1, according to Pro Football Focus, with a 85.6 rating vs. Bowling Green . . . shared the team lead with two pass break-ups against the Falcons, adding one tackle with half a tackle for loss, ending his first collegiate game with 11 production points.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked among the top cornerbacks in the nation by (No. 42), (No. 68) and ESPN (No. 80) . . . rated one of the best players in Ohio by (No. 31), ESPN (No. 39) and 247Sports (No. 46) . . . ranked the No. 5 cornerback in the Midwest and the No. 2 cornerback in Ohio by . . . rated among the top overall players in the Midwest (No. 104) by . . . PrepStar All-Midwest Region Team selection . . . named to The Associated Press 2016 Division I All-Ohio Team (special mention) . . . also named to Journal-News All-Area Team . . . three-time All-Greater Miami Conference First Team selection . . . helped Fairfield to a 7-3 regular season record, a runner-up finish in the Greater Miami Conference and a berth in the state playoffs . . . played for Coach Jason Krause at Fairfield High School . . . recorded 48 tackles, 10 pass break-ups, five interceptions, four tackles for loss, two fumble recoveries and one forced fumble as a senior . . . also had two defensive touchdowns and three blocked punts . . . had an interception in the end zone, returned a kickoff 98 yards for a touchdown, and returned a fumbled punt 42 yards for a score in a 29-7 win over Lakota West on Sept. 23 and was recognized as the Fairfield High School Player of the Week . . . blocked a punt and returned a fumble for a touchdown in Fairfield's 42-0 shutout win over Hamilton on Oct. 28 . . . had 34 tackles, two sacks and 15 pass breakups as a junior in 2015 and was named to the All-Greater Miami Conference First Team . . . son of Oliver and Danielle Scott . . . becomes the fourth member of his family to play college football; his brothers Isaiah and Joshua helped Mount Union win a Division III National Championship in 2012; his brother Elijah is currently a sophomore at Mount Union and helped the Purple Raiders to the 2016 Division III semifinals . . . born April 5, 1999 . . . kinesiology major.


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