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Jake Scott (1945–2020), 1972 Super Bowl MVP with the Miami Dolphins

by Linnea Crowther

Jake Scott was a former safety with the Miami Dolphins who was named most valuable player at Super Bowl VII in 1972.

Three consecutive Super Bowls

Scott played college football at the University of Georgia, where he holds the records for interception return yards and career interceptions. He was named first team All-SEC defensive back in 1967 and 1968. Scott left Georgia after his sophomore year to play professional football for the Canadian Football Leagues’ BC Lions. In 1970, he was drafted by Don Shula’s (1930 – 2020) Miami Dolphins. Scott helped the Dolphins to Super Bowls VI, VII, and VIII, winning the latter two. He became the first player to recover two fumbles in one Super Bowl game. After six seasons with the Dolphins and amid a falling out with Shula, Scott was traded to the Washington Redskins, where he played for three more seasons. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame and the Miami Dolphins Honor Roll.

Tributes to Jake Scott

Full obituary: Miami Herald


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