Jk Scott is a newbie when it comes to professional football, he was recently drafted by the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL) during the fifth round of the 2018 NFL Draft. He showed his unparalleled skills at the University of Alabama as he was an active player for the school team.
Although his professional career has just begun, we sure bet that as the seasons roll by, he would emerge as one of the best punters in the NFL. Apart from gaining fame as a rookie in the big league, he also hit the headlines because of his early married life. Here are lesser known facts about the upcoming football star.
Jk Scott’s Biography
The youngster was born as John Kimbal Scott on October 30, 1996, in Denver, Colorado. His field name JK was coined from the first letter of his names. He was born into an athletic family, his father Kim was a standout pole vaulter during his days at Madison West High School and is also a graduate of the University of Wisconsin. His mother, Mary Scott, has played the role of a supporting wife and a loving mother.
Jk Scott is one of three children, he has a sister named Christi, an expert when it comes to the track event. She won the Colorado state High-School track champion for five consecutive times and is a heptathlete at Havard University. His brother, Charlie is a sophomore punter at the Air Force Academy. The Scott family owns a cabin somewhere in Lake Owen.
Details about his high school career are not on records, however, we wouldn’t conclude that he wasn’t active in sports during his high school days. His collegiate career started at the University of Alabama where he was an active member of the school team, Alabama Crimson Tide. He was tutored under coach Nick Saban from 2014 to 2017. Jk Scott was selected in the first team All-Sec selection in 2014 and was later rated as an All-American by Sporting News, Sports Illustrated, ESPN, and USA Today. He was amongst the team that played during the Crimson Tide National Championship in the year 2015 and 2017.
The punter was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the fifth round of the 2018 NFL Draft with the 172nd overall pick. JK Scott emerged as the second of four punters that made it through the NFL draft that year. He later inked his contract with the team on May 4, 2018. Come the next season, he made his first appearance in the season opener in a victory against the Chicago Bears where he recorded 4 punts for 192 yards.
Is JK Scott Married, Who Is His Wife?
Yes, Jk Scott is married. He married to his better half Sidney, just a few days after the Alabama Crimson Tide emerged as the national champions in January 2018. He tied the knot with her in a small wedding ceremony in Colorado. Sidney was a cheerleader for Crimson Tide.
From the look of things, we wouldn’t be totally wrong to guess that the two met during their days at college. Other details about the couple are currently off the spotlight but Answers Africa guarantees you an update as soon as we lay hands on them.
Height And Weight
Playing as a punter in the football game requires skills and intelligence. The arms and legs also play an important role in every punt made. In most cases, the punter’s leg is required to be quite long.
While making a punt, the ball is never to be tossed but dropped and each grip on the ball is expected to be precise. Every punter is mathematically inclined as the position requires adequate calculation of speed control, throw control and of course, weather factors are also put into considerations.
On Jk Scott’s part, he has emerged as the ideal punter with his flexible right leg that has served him well while playing. He is righthanded and basically makes a punt with his right leg.
In all his career days, he has recorded an impressive amount of punts where he earned so many nicknames including names like Alabama MVP and Authentic Weapon. He is quite a very tall man with an athletic build. Jk Scott stands at 6 feet 6 inches and weighs 94 kg.