Our thoughts and prayers go out to Stuart Scott‘s immediate family and his extended ESPN family and fans everwhere as everyone celebrates his life today. The 49-year old Scott died this morning in Hartford, Connecticut after a courageous battle with cancer. He was first diagnosed with the disease in 2007.
As we like to do, we decided to try to find-out a little bit about his high school days and here’s what we found.
Scott attended two high schools in North Carolina – Mount Tabor High (9th & 10th grades) and Reynolds High (11th & 12 grades). He graduated from Reynolds in 1983.
In 2013, Scott was inducted into the Mount Tabor Hall of Fame. His HOF bio on the school’s website states that “Stuart Scott attended Mount Tabor High School from 1979-1981 and participated in Mount Tabor’s first musical, Bye, Bye, Birdie. He was captain of the Football Team in 1980.”
On his passing, the Reynolds Athletics Twitter account posted: The RJR athletic community would like to send its condolences to the family of ’83 grad
@StuartScott who lost his battle with cancer this am.
While there’s not much information on what he did on the field at either school, he did go on to play wide receiver and defensive back on a club team at the University of North Carolina.