For Jordon Scott, benevolence is just as important as bulldozing past opposing offensive linemen.
On Thursday, the Oregon defensive tackle headed to St. Petersburg with his mother and other family members to provide food for children and the homeless. In all, the former Pinellas Park standout helped give away more than 2,000 slices of pizza, along with bags of chips and sodas.
“It was a big deal because I know due to school being out most kids look forward to that guaranteed meal from school,” Scott said. “So it was huge for me to be a part of something like that and help out.”
In the trenches, Scott constantly battles through double teams before bringing down ball carriers. Off the field, he has a knack for lifting others up.
“He is one of the hardest-working, most selfless kids you’ll ever meet,” Pinellas Park coach Kenny Crawford said. “Ask any teacher or administrator at this school. They all know him and love him. He just has that kind of personality. He’s always willing to give back.”
Scott’s generosity has continued with the Ducks. Three weeks ago, he worked on some drills with the Special Olympics team.
“I’m very active in the Eugene community,” Scott said.
And that will continue, at least for another year. The 6-foot-1, 322 pound rising senior considered entering the NFL draft before deciding to return for his final college season. He has averaged more than 30 tackles in each of his first three seasons.