Football Program Q&A: Adam Scott

Photo by Gil Talbot
Photo by Gil Talbot

What is your concentration?
- Economics

What do you hope to do in life once football is finished?
- Investment Banking or return to Nike

Can you explain the nuances of your position and provide something for the casual fan to better understand what you're seeing on the field?
- At wide receiver you must be agile and be able to make sharp distinct cuts. For the fans, the wide receivers are the people on the edges of the field who you will see either running patterns of either 180, 90, or 45 degrees! We are definitely the fastest on the field.

What is your first memory of football?
- Getting a touchdown called back when i was playing flag football at the age of 5 for high-stepping into the end zone ! I thought if Deion Sanders could do it then I could.

What's your favorite Harvard team to watch as a fan?
- Men's and Women's Basketball

What are the hardest parts of being a student-athlete at Harvard?
- Time Management! As a Harvard football player, waking up early(5:30 am ) is our staple. On top of early football workouts and practices, we are Students first, so managing time when it comes to getting work done gets a little hard because you get to the point where you are physically and mentally drained and just want to sleep! However, I think that is one of the best things that Harvard football has taught me!

What's the best part of a home football day?
- Pregame Music in the locker room and seeing colleagues support.

Who do you like lining up against in practice?
- Wes Ogsbury.... best corner in the Ivy League

Who has the best nickname on the team, and why?
- Jack Cook- we call him Cookie. It's the best because everyone screams it when he makes a big play. We also add adjectives before the nickname based on situation. For example, if outruns the whole defense and scores we will scream " that's a fast cookie!"

Do you have a nickname? If so, how did it come about?
- My nickname is Scadams. It started back in HS. I am a speedy and quick player , so my coaches called me a scat back! My last name is Scott and first name is Adam. My HS coaches combined the three word and came up with Scadams! It carried over to college and everyone calls me it .... even off the field lol.

How has playing football at Harvard better prepared you for life?
- It has taught me the true essence of Hard work, discipline, and perseverance which are key attributes that one must have. I feel that if I can complete fours year of Harvard football, then I can accomplish anything because we grind different!

What do you think when you hear Harvard's mission statement: 'Education Through Athletics?'
- The most valuable tools are learned through athletics wherever it's learning hard work, perseverance, being detailed , or how to work within a team.

What do you want your Harvard legacy to be?
- I want people to remember me as someone  who worked hard and was always trying to get better, cared for everyone and someone who always kept a positive attitude

If you weren't playing football, you would be…
- Dancing!!

What is your favorite football memory?
- Returning a kick to the house against Lafayette my junior year.

What are your favorite places to eat in the square?
- Felipe's and El Jefes

If you could have dinner with three people, dead or alive, who would they be?
- Antonio Brown, Odell Beckham, Migos

Best football movie of all-time? Why?
- Gridiron Gang

If you could be anyone for a day, who would it be and why?
- Odell Beckham

If you could go back, what's one piece of advice you would give to yourself as a freshman?
- Be more active in clubs on campus

Who has the best dance moves on the team?
- Myself and Wes Ogsbury AKA " Harvard Hits"

Your favorite 'Murph'-ism (saying or quote from Coach Murphy)?
- "It doesn't matter if your black or white, rich or poor, Baptist or Catholic because we are one team"