Birthplace: Highland Falls, NY
Dick Scott took a rather long and circuitous route to the United States Naval Academy, but once he arrived at Annapolis, he made the most of it. While World War II was in progress, Scott graduated from high school and enrolled at Colgate. He then transferred to Baylor. And after Baylor he served a 19-month hitch in the U.S. Army. But, he really wanted Navy. He applied, received an appointment and in 1945 Scott commenced a brilliant football career with the Midshipmen. For three years Richard Scott started every game at center for Navy. He was named to the All-America first-teams in 1945 and 1947 and was a second- team pick in 1946. In 1948, he was runner-up MVP in the College All-Star game played in Chicago and five times in 1947 he was named Associated Press Lineman of the Week. Dick was president of his class and brigade commander, and he also lettered in lacrosse and basketball at Navy. Following graduation, Scott was a Navy flier and later worked for Lockheed. He also served several years with the Department of Defense and later served as Director of Advanced Research, Project Agency, at Camp Smith in Hawaii. After 34 years of varied service, Scott retired from government in 1981 and took a job teaching junior high school in Potomac, Maryland.
United States Naval Academy