MOBILE, Ala. – One day after Jake Johnson was added to the South team’s roster for the 2013 Senior Bowl, his former University of South Alabama teammate B.J. Scott earned the same recognition Thursday it was announced by event officials.
It marks the first time in four seasons of competition that two Jaguars have been invited to participate in the contest; Courtney Smith played in the game in 2011 after a two-year career at USA.
Like Johnson, Scott has already played in a postseason all-star contest after taking part in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl Saturday, where he finished with two solo stops on defense and also returned a second-half punt.
The Senior Bowl is slated to take place at Ladd-Peebles Stadium — the Jags’ regular-season home — beginning Saturday at 3 p.m. The NFL Network will have live coverage of the contest.
A 5-foot-11, 205-pound safety, Scott played two years for the Jaguars collecting 132 tackles, nine passes defensed and three forced fumbles while making 20 appearances; he also averaged 29 yards per kickoff return.
He was named honorable mention all-Sun Belt Conference in 2012 after posting totals of 84 stops — which included six for loss — two interceptions, three passes broken up and two forced fumbles. The Prichard, Ala., resident was credited with a double-figure tackle total four times this fall, including a career-high 12 in the final game of his collegiate career at Hawai’i on Dec. 1. Scott first recorded 10-plus stops at 23rd-ranked Mississippi State Sept. 22, and he also collected 10 tackles on Oct. 20 against Florida Atlantic to help lead USA to its first-ever league victory.