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Jacob E. "Jake" Scott III (born July 20, 1945, in Greenwood, South Carolina) is a former American football free safety and punt returner who played from 1970 to 1978 for the Miami Dolphins and Washington Redskins of the National Football League. Scott went to the Pro Bowl five consecutive times between 1971, and 1975. He recorded 35 interceptions in his six seasons as a Dolphin, and another 14 in his three years with the Redskins. He was also a five-time All-Pro.

Scott wore number 13 throughout his career (a number not worn by NFL safeties today), which was later made famous in Miami by Dan Marino, and has since been retired in Marino's honor.

After growing up in Athens, GA Scott played college football at the University of Georgia, where he led Georgia in interceptions both in 1967 with six interceptions and in 1968 with ten interceptions. In 1967, Scott was named first-team All-SEC defensive back by the Associated Press, and in 1968 again in both the AP and the UPI. The ten interceptions in a season is now second most in Georgia history behind Terry Hoage’s 12 in 1982. Scott’s 175 return yards on interceptions 1968 is also second all-time for Georgia.

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