Jake Scott, Former Miami Dolphins Player and First Safety To Win Super Bowl MVP Dies At 75

Jake Scott, Former Miami Dolphins Player and First Safety To Win Super Bowl MVP Dies At 75

2020 has been like no other year that we have witnessed in all our lives following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in mid-march.

The entire world is dealing with the deadly virus without any cure yet. The governing body of multiple countries is coming up with numerous contingency plans to mitigate the coronavirus’s spread among their citizens.

Currently, the infection rate has tremendously skyrocketed in the USA as daily testing for the COVID-19 shows new positive tests across the states.

As the NFL continues amid the COVID-19 pandemic, multiple teams have recorded positive tests for the virus among their players and staff members while at the same time they are dealing with major injuries in their squads.

On Thursday night, the Miami Dolphins announced the passing of their former safety, Super Bowl MVP Jake Scott at the age of 75. He was in the hospital for a whole week after succumbing to head injuries following a fall on a stairway and was left in a coma.

Jake Scott played college football at Georgia before being drafted to Miami Dolphins as the 7th round pick in the 1970 draft. A year later, Scott helped his team reach their first Super Bowl, but they failed to defeat the Dallas Cowboys in Super Bowl V1.

In the 1972 regular season, Jake Scott became the MVP in the Super Bowl V11, making him the first defensive back to win the prestigious award. After 2-interceptions during their game against the Washington Redskins, now known as the Washington Football Team, his team won 14-7.

That year, they became the first team in NFL history to record a perfect run of 14-0 in the regular season before going ahead to defeat the Cleveland Browns and the Pittsburgh Steelers in the playoffs.

In 1973, the Miami Dolphins became the second team in NFL history to win back-to-back Super Bowls thanks to Scott’s efforts after earning himself first of two consecutive All-Pro selections.

In 1974, Scotts continued tallying a career-high of 8-interceptions enabling the Dolphins to make a gallant run in becoming the first team in NFL history to appear in 4-consecutive Super Bowls. With their reign atop the NFL coming to an end following the Las Vegas Raiders running back Clarence Davis touchdown, which saw his team ahead with a 28-24 win in the AFC playoffs.

Jake Scott earned 2 All-Pro nods in his 6-seasons with Miami Dolphins from 1970-75 and ended his career with Washington after playing for 3 seasons with them.

In his career, Scott started in at least 12 games every season while recording 49 interceptions in 126 career games.

After his retirement, Scott lived a quiet life in a remote area in Hawaii though he never married, and spent time traveling before his death at 75 at the hospital in Atlanta on Thursday night.

Remember to wear a mask, keep a distance, and sanitize your hands. 

Rachel Lott is a Reporter for Chroniclex After graduating from Cuyahoga Community College, Rachel got an internship at USA Evening and worked as a Reporter and Producer. Rachel has also worked as a Reporter for WKYC TV and Fox News Channel. Rachel Covers International Developments.

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