Player Profile

Two academic all-American awards and one all-Southeastern Conference selection highlighted Ian Scott's three-year career as a DT for Florida. He left school after his junior year with a total of 120 tackles with 3.5 sacks and 20 TFLs.

A National Honor Society member and valedictorian of his Gainesville, FL high school class, Scott majored in industrial and systems engineering while a student at Florida. Ian Scott was selected by the Bears in the 4th round of the 2003 draft, the 116th pick overall.

Offseason residence: "I'm a rookie so this year I'm settling down in Chicago. I need to be here year round to get accustomed to the weather."

Marital status: Married seven months ago

Vehicle: Lincoln Navigator

Favorite food: "Steaks that my dad makes."

Favorite breakfast cereal: "Raisin Bran crunch."

Favorite music: R & B

Favorite TV show: Everybody Loves Raymond.

Favorite movie: "I don't really have a favorite movie. I like comedies like "Space Ball" though."

Favorite sport other than football: "Definitely baseball."

Nickname: "I've got really big calves so the guys back at school always called me 'calves.'"

Roommate on t he road: Tron LaFavor.

Closest friend on the team: "Either Tron or Alex Brown. We played together at Florida."

First car: Ford Expedition.

First job: "This is it."

How would you describe your work ethic: "I like to think of myself as a hard worker. Ask other people, though, and they might have another opinion."

Did you do anything special with your signing bonus: "Just trying to save as much of it as I can."

First football memory: "My freshman year of high school. The first day we were in pads I came out of the locker room with these real long black socks on. Everybody just stood there and laughed at me. I couldn't get my belt tied right either. It was embarrassing."

What's your most vivid football memory: "Running out of the tunnel at ‘The Swamp.'"

Who influenced you the most while you were growing up: "Definitely my father."

What's your pet peeve? "I hate tardiness. I never want to be late."

What do you plan to do after football: "That depends on just how long I end up playing. If everything works out right, I'd like to work with young people as a teacher or something like that."

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