Stuart Scott 1965-2015

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by Jeff Fisher

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 October 11, 2013, Scott tweeted: I am extremely honored to be a part of Mt. Tabor Hall of Fame. From the bottom of my heart.. THANK YOU!!”

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 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.


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Jeff Fisher
Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America. Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet. Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.