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» Academic All-Big Ten (2021)
» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2021; Spring 2021)
Marvin Scott III played in four games in 2021. He carried the ball 17 times for 66 yards and two touchdowns with one catch for nine yards. In his season debut against Fordham, Scott rushed six times for 30 yards, including a 6-yard touchdon run for his first career score. Scott played a prominent role at No. 19 Wisconsin, tying for the team lead with a career-high nine carries. He rushed for 29 yards against the Badgers - including a 1-yard touchdown run - and added a nine-yard receptions. Scott had two carries for seven yards in the season finale against No. 17 Iowa.
Scott played in five games with one start as a true freshman, rushing for 62 yards with two catches for 17 yards. Scott made his debut with three carries for 14 yards at Northwestern. He added five carries for 11 yards against Penn State, and he had a 14-yard catch on a third-down conversion for his first career reception. Scott started against Illinois and had eight carries for 22 yards. He had seven carries for 13 yards at Iowa and had a two-yard carry against Minnesota.
Before Nebraska (Spruce Creek HS)
Scott was one of the most prolific running backs in Florida prep history. Scott was a five-year varsity player, first making the varsity team as an eighth grader at Warner Christian Academy where he played three seasons. He made the jump to Florida’s largest class for his final two seasons at Spruce Creek High School.
Scott ran for 7,482 yards and scored 80 total touchdowns in his high school career, with his rushing total unofficially ranking sixth in Florida high school history, according to records kept by floridapreprecords.com. In two years at Class 8A Spruce Creek – his junior and senior seasons – Scott rushed for more than 2,700 yards and scored 34 touchdowns. He led the area with 1,477 rushing yards as a senior, while scoring 18 touchdowns, averaging 7.7 yards per carry and catching nine passes for 110 yards. As a junior at Spruce Creek, Scott was a first-team all-area and third-team all-state selection after rushing for 1,226 yards and 16 touchdowns. Scott began his prep career by leading the area with 1,736 rushing yards as an eighth grader at Class 2A Warner Christian Academy, where he played on the varsity for three seasons and rushed for nearly 4,800 yards.
In addition to his success on the football field, Scott was also a state champion weightlifter. As a junior, Scott claimed the top spot in the 199-pound weightlifting division with a total of 700 pounds in the bench press (405) and clean/jerk (295). His 405-pound bench press was the best mark of anyone in his weight class or below and the eighth-best mark overall among the more than 300 competitors at the state championships. His individual efforts helped Spruce Creek claim the team title.
Scott was a consensus three-star recruit who had more than two dozen other scholarship offers, including Alabama, Florida State, Miami, Michigan, Tennessee and Utah.
Marvin was born on Oct. 16, 2001, and he is the son of Marvin and Patricia Scott. He is majoring in sociology.
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