NASHVILLE --- Former NFL wide receiver Freddie Scott II delivered a powerful message to the Tennessee State football team on Thursday afternoon, stressing leadership and high character. Scott was visiting the team as part of the college outreach program designed by the NFL.
“The message of today was about the importance of character development,” Scott said. “It’s not just about on the field preparation, but off the field preparation. Those are things that are transferable. You can allow football to teach you life lessons that will help you be successful off the field. We use the image of an iceberg and try to focus on the last 90 percent that other people can’t see, but you see.”
Scott, who now lives in Nashville, is traveling around the country to speak with different programs. This week alone, Scott has visited Miami, Arizona State, Hampton and TSU with other visits scheduled with 15 other schools including Virginia Tech this weekend. Each message is customized based on the individual program.
On Thursday, Scott stressed the importance of personal accountability and how it relates to leadership.
Scott played in the NFL for the Atlanta Falcons and the Indianapolis Colts after a standout career at Penn State.