Scott Schwedes was drafted by the Miami Dolphins in the 2nd round of the 1987 draft, to give Dan Marino a new weapon and a speedster who could return kicks. At 5’11”, 170, Schwedes boasted 4.45 speed and was among the top receivers of that year’s draft (- along with future New Orleans Saints WR Lonzell Hill). At Syracuse, Scott set the school mark for receptions and is currently 4th in receiving yards. He helped propel the school’s program back into the national spotlight briefly and relive some of the glory days it experienced when his father won the National Championship at the school in 1950.
The Dolphins boasted a talented and deep recieving corps, led by Duper and Clayton, but also role players such as Fred Banks and utility player Jim Jensen. Scott had a difficult time ascending the depth chart, but still managed to quickly find a home as the team’s primary punt returner. After his rookie season, Scott earned All Rookie honors at punt returner. He’d handle the job over the next 3 seasons but never crack the starting lineup as a receiver. His best season as a wide receiver came in 1989 when he made 7 catches for 174 yards, (24.9 average) and a touchdown. Scott signed with the Chargers in 1990, but after a 3 game stint there, found himself back on the Dolphins for the next 4 weeks, and retired after the season. A big proponent of Syracuse football, Scott was considered a big supporter of Doug Marrone and his staff that made strides for the Orangemen over the past few years.
G/Gs 46/1 Rec 19 Yds 370 Avg 19.5 Td 2 Lg 65t
KR 17 Yds 302 Avg 17.8 Td 0 Lg 34
PR 80 Yds 765 Avg 9.6 Td 1 Lg 70t