Colin Scotts

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Colin Scotts
No. 69
Position: Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1963-04-26) 26 April 1963 (age 55)
Place of birth: Sydney, Australia
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight: 263 lb (119 kg)
Career information
High school: Sydney (NSW) Scots College
College: Hawaii
NFL draft: 1987 / Round: 3 / Pick: 70
Career history
Career NFL statistics
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Player stats at PFR

Colin Roberts Scotts (born 26 April 1963) was the first Australian to receive an American football scholarship in the United States and be drafted into the NFL. He became the second Australian to play in the NFL after Colin Ridgeway, an Australian rules football convert.[1]

Growing up in Palm Beach, Sydney, Scotts first played rugby union for The Scots College and was a member of the 1981 Australian Schoolboys Rugby team.[2] He later moved to Hawaii,on a full football scholarship after being spotted by an assistant coach during a rugby game. After being drafted in the third round of the 1987 NFL Draft,[3][4] he forged a brief career in the NFL where he played as a defensive end and tight end in seven games in 1987 for the St Louis Cardinals[5] and was traded to the Houston Oilers but did not play for them.[6]

Colin attributes his success to his early coaches Brett Hinch and Michael Markidis and his 1/2 brother Sam tapp.


Today, Colin is a Healthy Active Ambassador for the Australian government.[2]