Tom Scott, a native of Oakland, Calif., lettered at Washington in 1971 and 1972. He led Washington in receptions with 35 for 820 yards and six scores in 1971. He earned All-Pacific Coast and All-Pac-8 honors that season.
Scott was drafted in the 12th round of the 1973 NFL draft by the Detroit Lions but he elected to to enter the CFL with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Scott debuted in the CFL at the 'flanker position and in addition to his 638 receiving yards he had 228 rushing yards on 40 attempts. Tom was named the CFL's Most Outstanding Rookie in 1973 with Winnipeg. The speedy receiver would spend 3 more seasons in Winnipeg transitioning into the slotback position. In his final season with the Blue Bombers, Scott would record his first of 6 career 1,000 yard receiving seasons with 1,079 to go with 10 touchdowns.
Tom was traded to Edmonton in 1978 in exchange for the territorial exemption that would become Joe Poplawski for Winnipeg. It would be a great deal for both clubs as Scott would spend six productive seasons at slotback with the Eskimos. Tom played a key role in the Five-in-a-Row dynasty teams, teaming with Brian Kelly to form a formidable receiving duo. After leaving Edmonton in 1983, Scott would spend 1 final season in the CFL with Calgary. After 11 seasons in the CFL, Scott finished his career with 649 receptions for 10,837 yards and 88 touchdowns.
He was an All-Canadian in 1977, 1978, 1980, 1982 and 1983 and the West Divisionís Most Outstanding Player in 1982. Tomís name was added to the Eskimo Wall of Honour
in 1993 and he was
inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame