By Off The BASN Sports Wire
Updated: April 17, 2006
PETERSBURG, Va. — Herbert Scott, who played football for Virginia Union University from 1971-74, will be inducted into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday, April 22, at the Portsmouth Renaissance Hotel in Portsmouth, Va.
Scott, a 248-pound offensive lineman from Virginia Beach, was a four-year starter for the Panthers and helped VUU to it’s first CIAA football title in 50 years when the 1973 Panthers finished at 9-1, including six shutouts.
Scott was named First Team All-American by the NCAA in both his junior and senior years and was named All-CIAA in 1973 and 1974.
After finishing his career at VUU in 1974, Scott was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the 12th round in 1975. Scott went on to a 10-year career with the Cowboys, helping Dallas to three Super Bowls and the 1978 Super Bowl championship.
In Dallas, Scott had three consecutive Pro-Bowl appearances during his ten-year professional career, and was twice named All-Pro.
One of his most memorable moments came in 1983 when he and teammate Tom Rafferty combined on the block famous with Cowboys fans that cleared the way for Tony Dorsett’s 99-yard scamper against the Vikings on Monday Night Football.
A celebrity reception will be held on Friday, April 21, at 7 p.m. at the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame at 206 High Street in Portsmouth, Va. Tickets for the reception are $55 and can be purchased at any TicketMaster location.
The induction ceremony will be at 6 p.m., at the Portsmouth Renaissance Hotel in Portsmouth, Va. Tickets for the induction ceremony are $60 and available at any TicketMaster location.