12  Scott Scherer
Scott Scherer

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Collierville, TN

High School:
Collierville HS

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 180

Position:
Quarterback

Experience:
3L


Was the 2002 recipient of the National Football Foundation Hall of Fame Scholar-Athlete Award ... A returning three year letterman who has played quarterback and worked with the Tiger special teams for the past three seasons ... An outstanding student, Scherer has completed one undergraduate major and has started a second ... Has never made a grade lower than an ?A? since his arrival at Memphis (see box at end of Scherer?s write-up) ... Spent the spring of 2002 working with Danny Wimprine and Jeff Hilliard at quarterback ... Completed 22-of-42 pass attempts in the spring for 260 yards and one touchdown ... 2001: Lettered for the third consecutive season as a member of the Tiger special teams ... Worked as the up-back on the Tiger punt team and the holder for the PAT and field goal units ... Had one rush on a fake field goal this fall ... Gained three yards on the play ... Had 36 successful holds for the PAT unit and 14 holds for the field goal squad ... Worked with the other Tiger quarterbacks in the spring learning a new offense ... Completed six-of-11 pass attempts for 60 yards and one touchdown in the spring scrimmages of 2001 ... Was knocked out of the final week of spring due to a mild concussion ... Did not play in the Blue-Gray game nor the final scrimmage of spring ... 2000: Played in all 11 games for Memphis in 2000 ... Started the final six games of the season at quarterback after injuries to Travis Anglin and Neil Suber ... Led the Tigers to a dramatic win over East Carolina in his first start at quarterback ... Rushed for his first career touchdown against East Carolina ... Completed 18-of-25 pass attempts for 175 yards in ECU win ... Completed 10-of-21 attempts against UAB for 130 yards but suffered his first career interception ... Also tallied his second rushing touchdown of the season in the UAB game ... Hit on 12-of-25 attempts for 129 yards and his first two career touchdown passes in the Houston game ... Was 15-of-27 for 137 yards and two touchdowns against Tennessee ... Had a season and career high 20 pass completions in 32 attempts in the Cincinnati game ... Threw for a career high 203 yards against the Bearcats but suffered three pass interceptions ... Was 10-of-24 for 83 yards in the season finale against Tulane ... Finished the season as the team?s leading passer ... Completed 85-of-154 attempts for 857 yards and four touchdowns ... Had a long pass completion of 40-yards in the Cincinnati game ... Led the Tigers in total offense in 2000 ... Was ranked seventh in Conference USA in passing per game averaging 77.9 yards per outing ... Was tied for ninth in C-USA in pass efficiency with a rating of 102.7 ... Received one of the Winter/Spring Performance Awards at the Blue-Gray game ... Worked as the number two quarterback behind Neil Suber in the spring of 2000 ... Completed 24-of-54 pass attempts for 201 yards and two touchdowns in spring scrimmages ... Spent most of his time going against the number one defense ... Was 11-of-20 for 79 yards in the Blue-Gray game ... 1999: Won his first letter as a Tiger working as both a special teams member and as a quarterback ... Worked as the upback on the Tiger punt team ... Played in all 11 games with the punt team ... Had his first collegiate rush in the Arkansas State game ... Took the snap on a fake punt and ran 15 yards for a Memphis first down ... With Travis Anglin hurt, he entered the UAB game as a quarterback ... Had one carry from scrimmage and attempted one pass ... Entered the Tulane game in the fourth quarter and led Memphis on its final scoring drive ... Rushed twice during the series for nine yards and completed his first collegiate pass to Aaron Meadows for a key first down ... Also logged a fumble recovery during the 1999 season ... Recovered a Tinker Keck fumble deep in Memphis territory in the Cincinnati game ... A member of the Tiger Academic 30 ... Received the 1999 Academic Achievement Award with a 4.0 GPA ... Member of the Tiger Academic 30 in 1999 ... Worked in the rotation at quarterback last spring ... Completed his first pass in the second scrimmage of the spring ... Hit receiver Derrick Harmon for 43 yards to set up a Tiger score ... Quarterbacked the Gray squad in the annual spring game ... Completed one of two pass attempts for six yards and rushed eight times ... Finished the spring as the Tigers? second leading passer ... Completed 7-of-12 pass attempts for 116 yards and one touchdown ... Did not have a pass intercepted in spring drills ... Completed 58.3 percent of his pass attempts ... Was listed on Tiger special teams as backup at holder and the upback on the punt team ... 1998: A candidate for the quarterback position who was redshirted in 1998 ... Spent the fall of 1998 as a member of the Tiger offensive scout team ... Prep: Lettered for three years as a quarterback at Collierville High School ... Was the starter as a senior after sharing playing time as a junior ... Led CHS to an 8-3 record in 1997 ... Completed 54-of-100 pass attempts for 971 yards and ten touchdowns in 1997 ... Led Region 8-5A in pass completion percentage (54.0%), in touchdown passes (10) and in pass efficiency rating (159.6) ... Was ranked 11th in Shelby Metro in passing and was rated 14th in total offense ... Had 217 plays for 1260 yards and 14 touchdowns in 1997 ... Threw for 158 yards in the Bartlett game ... Had 123 yards in Houston win ... Named the quarterback on the Region 8-5A team ... Was named the All-Shelby Metro quarterback by the Commercial Appeal ... Is the son of Rip and Michele Scherer ... Played for coach Paul Cox at Collierville High School ... Born: 7/14/79.

Statistics

PassingG/SAttCompYdsIntTds
199911/021800
200011/61548585764
Totals22/61568686564
RushingGNo.Yds.Avg.TdsLG
199911/05214.2015
200011/662-56-0.9216
Totals22/667-35-0.9216
Total OffenseGRushPassPlaysY/GYds/P
199911/021872.64.1
200011/6-5685721672.83.7
Totals22/6-3586522337.73.7

Career Highs
Most Rushes/Game: 13 three times (?00)
Most Rush Y/G: 15 vs Arkansas State (?99)
Longest Run: 15 vs Arkansas State (?00)
Most Rushing Touchdowns/Game: 1 vs East Carolina & UAB (?00)
Most Patt Attemps/Game: 32 vs Cincinnati (?00)
Most Completions/Game: 20 vs Cincinnati (?00)
Highest Completion Percentage/Game: .720 vs ECU (?00)
Most Pass Y/Game: 203 vs Cincinnati (?00)
Most Touchdown Passes/Game: 2 vs Houston (?00)
Longest Completion: 40 vs Cincinnati (?00)

Scherer's Academic Achievements

  • National Football Foundation Hall of Fame Scholar Athlete Award
  • 4 year member of the Tiger Academic 30 (3.35 GPA and higher)
  • Conference USA Commissioner?s Medal - Spring 2001
  • Conference USA Commissioner?s Honor Roll
  • Recipient of Business College?s Academic Excellence Award for Finance
  • Dean?s Award for Academic Excellence for entire Business College
  • Member of the Dean?s List for eight consecutive semesters
  • Top football GPA for eight consecutive semesters
  • Has completed work toward major in Finance
  • Is working on second major in International Business

    Scherer Leads The Nation
    Quarterback Scott Scherer holds a distinction among all Division 1-A & 1-AA collegiate football players. In a recent survey, Scherer ranked number one for most consecutive semesters with a perfect 4.0 GPA. Scherer has had a 4.0 grade point average in each of his seven semesters of college. His next closest competitor, Michael Griffis of Kent State has had five semesters of 4.0 work.

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