82 Scott Wesley
Scott Wesley

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Pine Bluff, Ark.

High School:
Pine Bluff

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 202

Position:
Running Back

Birthdate:
07/03/1984

Experience:
2VL



Versatile performer who shifted from receiver to running back this spring ... enjoyed smooth transition to new surroundings ... adds much-needed depth to Black Knights' backfield ... provides club with rugged runner to complement scatback Carlton Jones ... durable performer ... hard-nosed blocker as well ... rushed four times for 33 yards during annual Black/Gold scrimmage ... total included slashing 21-yard touchdown burst ... expected to share backup job with Seth Gulsby this season ... set to return to role as return specialist this fall ... made mark in that area last fall ... developed into one of Conference USA's top kickoff returners in first year handling role full-time ... expected to return punts as well this fall ... added those duties to resume late last year ... two-year letterman.

Milestones: Set Army's single-season kickoff return yardage record in 2004, amassing 1,248 yards ... returned 54 kicks, falling one short of single season standard of 55 set by William White in 2002 ... set single-game record for kickoff return yards, finishing with 269 markers at Tulane ... returned kickoff 97 yards for touchdown versus Green Wave ... return marked longest run-back by Black Knight since Elton Akins raced 100 yards against Columbia in 1982 ... total of 269 all-purpose yards tied for fifth on Army's single-game listing ... enters senior campaign ranked third on career kickoff returns ladder (60) ... also lists third in career kickoff return yards (1388).

2004: Appeared in all 11 games as squad's chief kickoff return specialist ... utilized sparingly as wideout early in year ... role in that area expanded as season progressed ... averaged 23.1 yards on 54 kickoff returns ... set single game school record with 269 kickoff return yards at Tulane ... accumulated that total on seven returns ... raced 97 yards for a touchdown on one return ... that effort marked longest run-back by an Army player in 22 years ... closed campaign with 211 all-purpose yards against arch-rival Navy ... hauled in 7-yard reception versus Mids for first career catch ... also saw first career action as punt returner ... returned three punts for 20 yards ... gained 184 yards on seven kickoff returns opposite Navy ... returned nine kickoffs for 142 yards in season-opening loss to Louisville ... amassed 117 yards on seven returns at Connecticut ... enjoyed solid outing in win over Cincinnati ... posted four returns for 98 yards opposite Bearcats.

2003: Saw action in season's final nine contests ... filled valuable special teams role ... reserve wideout as well ... averaged 23.3 yards on six kickoff returns ... all six run-backs occurred versus Louisville ... ripped off long of 43 yards ... added one tackle on special teams.

2002: Did not appear in a varsity contest.

High School: All-state selection at Pine Bluff High in Pine Bluff, Ark. ... played for head coach Joe Hart ... split time between wide receiver and free safety positions ... also returned kicks ... all-league choice ... three-year letterman ... earned additional varsity letter in track and field ... specialized in sprint events ... all-state performer on school's 4x400 relay unit ... National Honor Society member ... academic all-state honoree.

Personal: Born July 3, 1984 ... given name is Scott J. Wesley ... parents' names are Charlie and Shirley Wesley ... mother, Shirley, serves as academic advisor at University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff ... cousin, Dante Wesley, four-year National Football League veteran now on roster of Carolina Panthers ... Scott's hobbies include bowling and billiards ... majoring in Law.

WESLEY'S RECEIVING STATISTICS

Year G-GS No. Yds. Avg. TD Long/Opp. 2003 9-0 0 0 0.0 0 --/-- 2004 11-0 1 7 7.0 0 7/Navy Totals 20-0 1 7 7.0 0 7/Navy

WESLEY'S KICKOFF RETURN STATISTICS

Year G-GS No. Yds. Avg. TD Long/Opp. 2003 9-0 6 140 23.3 0 43/Louisville 2004 11-0 54 1248 23.1 1 97/Tulane Totals 20-0 60 1388 23.1 1 97/Tulane

WESLEY'S PUNT RETURN STATISTICS

Year G-GS No. Yds. Avg. TD Long/Opp. 2003 9-0 0 0 0.0 0 --/-- 2004 11-0 3 20 6.7 0 19/Navy Totals 20-0 3 20 6.7 0 19/Navy

CAREER HIGHS
Receptions: 1 vs. Navy, 12-4-04
Receiving Yards: 7 vs. Navy, 12-4-04
Long Reception: 7 vs. Navy, 12-4-04
Kickoff Returns: 9 vs. Louisville, 9-11-04
Kickoff Return Yards: 269 vs. Tulane, 11-13-04
Long Kickoff Return: 97 vs. Tulane, 11-13-04
Kickoff Return TDs: 1 vs. Tulane, 11-13-04
Punt Returns: 3 vs. Navy, 12-4-04
Punt Return Yards: 20 vs. Navy, 12-4-04
Long Punt Return: 19 vs. Navy, 12-4-04
All-Purpose Yards: 269 vs. Tulane, 11-13-04

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