Familiar Last Name Appears on Alabama Football 2020 Depth Chart
Charlie Scott, brother of former Crimson Tide great JK Scott, has been added to the 2020 Alabama Football roster as a walk-on punter.
His older brother JK Scott, was quite the player during his years at Alabama.
JK was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the fifth-round of the 2018 NFL Draft, and also won multiple national championships as a member of the Crimson Tide football team.
Charlie has some big shoes to fill, and things certainly won’t be any easier as a walk-on.
In an article for the Colorado Springs Gazette, Air Force head coach Troy Calhoun had a some great things to say about Scott.
“Nobody works harder than Charlie, he’s extremely committed to his craft.”
Scott also told the Gazette that he tries not to compare himself to his older brother.
“I don’t try to compare myself to (JK), and if I don’t end up making it to the NFL, that’s not a failure,” Charlie said. “I’m on a different path.”
In two seasons at Air Force, Scott averaged 40.5 yards per punt, including a booming 53-yard punt against Utah State.
This news to transfer, likely comes on the heels of the Mountain West's decision to cancel their football season because of COVID-19 concerns.
With the SEC scheduled to kick off their football season on Sept. 26. with an away game against the University of Missouri, Scott will get the chance to show his worth.
As a senior, the 6'1 195lb punter will have to find a way to take the starting role in a cluttered special teams room.
Skyler DeLong was the top punter in the 2018 recruiting class and was set to take the starting role going into 2019, but after a horrendous first half of the year, he was replaced by walk-on Ty Perine.
DeLong has also been a huge question mark, after his name was briefly removed from Alabama's online roster earlier this summer.
Perine showed flashes of greatness, but was inconsistent much like DeLong. Which leaves the door wide open for someone to grab the starting role.
It's an uphill battle, but Scott has the tools he needs to succeed.