Contributed by: LA Tech Athletic Communications
DALLAS (April 28, 2018) – Louisiana Tech running back Boston Scott got the news he has been waiting for on Saturday afternoon as the senior was selected in the sixth round as the 201st overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft by the New Orleans Saints.
Scott, who grew up in Zachary, Louisiana, less than a two-hour drive from New Orleans, became the first Louisiana Tech player selected in this year’s NFL Draft.
In 2017, Louisiana Tech boasted a 1,000-yard rusher for the fourth straight season after Scott racked up 1,047 yards and 8 touchdowns on the ground this past season. Scott also had 20 receptions in 2017 for 181 yards and a touchdown. The shifty speedster earned All-Conference USA Honorable Mention honors as a senior.
Over the course of his career, Scott ran for 1,840 rushing yards and 14 touchdowns on 288 attempts. After starting his Bulldog career as a walk-on, Scott earned a scholarship at Louisiana Tech later on in his career. In addition to serving as a running back for the Bulldogs, Scott returned kicks for LA Tech on special teams, registering 633 yards on 29 kick returns over the course of his career.