Colgate football great Scott dies

June 12, 2018

(STATS) - Colgate is mourning the recent death of all-time leading rusher Jordan Scott.

Scott, 31, went missing during a vacation in Thailand last week. He failed to surface after jumping into a body of water about 150 feet deep at a dam near Surat Thani in the Ban Ta Khun district. Officials confirmed his death on Tuesday.

The native of Washington, D.C., graduated from Colgate in 2009 following a career in which he rushed for 5,621 yards and scored 57 touchdowns - both Patriot League records until Fordham's Chase Edmonds surpassed them last fall.

"If heaven has a game tonight, I know who is getting the ball," Colgate coach Dan Hunt wrote in a tweet. Hunt was an assistant coach when Scott played in the program.

A GoFundMe account was created to assist the Scott family.

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