Player Bio

Scott Fujita
OLB #99
Height:
6-5
Weight:
250
College:
California
Experience:
11
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 143 767 598 169 23.5 0 23 7 0 65 -- 19
2012 CLE 4 14 10 4 1 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2011 CLE 10 50 37 13 0 -- 3 1 0 3 3 3
2010 CLE 9 51 36 15 3.5 -- 1 1 0 16 16 16
2009 NO 11 58 43 15 1 -- 2 -- -- -- -- --
2008 NO 14 81 63 18 0 -- 3 2 0 19 9.5 17
2007 NO 15 95 77 18 3 -- 2 -- -- -- -- --
2006 NO 16 96 64 32 3.5 -- 6 2 0 19 9.5 19
2005 DAL 16 53 43 10 2 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
2004 KC 16 90 67 23 4.5 -- 4 -- -- -- -- --
2003 KC 16 111 97 14 4 -- 0 1 0 8 8 8
2002 KC 16 68 61 7 1 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --

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Biography

Career Transactions: Originally drafted by Kansas City in the fifth round (143rd overall) of the 2002 NFL Draft… Traded to Dallas for a 2006 sixth round selection and a conditional 2007 selection on September 3, 2005… Signed by New Orleans as an unrestricted free agent on March 14, 2006… Signed by Cleveland as an unrestricted free agent on March 7, 2010.

Career Transactions: Originally drafted by Kansas City in the fifth round (143rd overall) of the 2002 NFL Draft… Traded to Dallas for a 2006 sixth round selection and a conditional 2007 selection on September 3, 2005… Signed by New Orleans as an unrestricted free agent on March 14, 2006… Signed by Cleveland as an unrestricted free agent on March 7, 2010.

Seasonal Reviews:

2011: Started all 10 games in which he played at strongside linebacker… Posted 51 tackles, an interception and defensed three passes… Inactive for one game with a concussion… Sustained a broken hand at Cincinnati (11/27) and was placed on injured reserve on November 29… Led the team with a season-high nine tackles at Houston (11/6).

2010: Voted a defensive team captain, the third time in the last four years he has held this role… Started each of the first nine games of the year at an outside linebacker spot and posted 51 tackles, 3.5 sacks, one interception, two forced fumbles and a pass breakup on defense… Added a blocked field goal on special teams… Was inactive for five contests with a knee injury sustained vs. N.Y. Jets (11/14) before being placed on injured reserve on December 21, where he spent the final two contests… At the time of his injury, ranked second on the team in tackles… Recorded five tackles, one sack and a forced fumble on defense vs. Cincinnati (10/3)… Also in that game, blocked a Mike Nugent 44-yard field goal attempt in the second quarter as the Browns went on for a 23-20 victory… Tallied a season-best 11 tackles, a sack and an interception of Drew Brees in the Browns’ 30-17 win at New Orleans (10/24).

2009: Started 10 of 11 regular season games and all three postseason contests for the Saints… Registered 75 tackles, one sack and two forced fumbles during the regular season… Recorded 16 tackles, one fumble recovery and one special teams tackle during the postseason… Missed five contests due to calf and knee injuries… Forced fumbles in back-to-back games; at Tampa Bay (11/22) and against New England (11/30)… Also added a sack at Tampa Bay… Posted a season-high 11 tackles against Dallas (12/19)… Recorded six tackles and one fumble recovery in the NFC Championship game against Minnesota (1/24/10)… Posted four tackles in Super Bowl XLIV win over Indianapolis (2/7/10).

2008: Started 13 of 14 games and ranked fourth on the club with 104 stops, and added two interceptions and a forced fumble… Selected by teammates as a season-long captain for third straight year… In opener vs. Tampa Bay (9/7), had eight tackles and an interception of Jeff Garcia in the game's final minute on fourth down to ensure the victory… Played in 100th career game at Carolina (10/19), notching eight tackles… Led team with a season-high 15 stops at Atlanta (11/9)… Had 10 tackles and a forced fumble at Kansas City (11/16)… Posted 10 stops and an interception with a 17-yard return to set up a Saints' touchdown at Chicago (12/11)… Notched 10 tackles in finale vs. Carolina (12/28) to go over 100-tackle plateau for third-straight season and fifth time in his career.

2007: Notched a team-high 119 tackles, three sacks, three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and six pass defensed… Selected by teammates as one of five season-long captains… Inactive vs. Carolina (10/7), with ankle injury, marking first time in his career that he missed a game… Recorded seven tackles, a sack and a forced fumble at Atlanta (10/21)… Recorded a season-high 12 tackles, tied career-high with two sacks and set a career-high with a pair of forced fumbles vs. Arizona (12/16).

2006: First free agent to sign with the Saints after Hurricane Katrina… Started all 16 games and led New Orleans with 119 tackles and added 3.5 sacks, two interceptions, two forced fumbles and eight pass defensed… Selected by teammates as a season-long captain… Had 15 tackles in the postseason, including 11 in NFC Championship Game at Chicago (1/21/07)… Opened Saints career with seven tackles, an interception and a forced fumble vs. Cleveland (9/10)… Earned NFC Defensive Player of the Week honors vs. Atlanta (9/25) with eight stops, a sack, a deflected pass and a forced fumble… Recorded seven stops, a half-sack, two pass defensed and an interception vs. Philadelphia (10/15)… Registered a season-high 11 tackles vs. Cincinnati (11/19).

2005: Traded by Kansas City to Dallas eight days prior to kickoff of 2005 season… Posted 58 tackles, two sacks and a pair of forced fumbles while appearing in 16 games, starting the final eight… Added nine special teams tackles… Posted seven tackles, a sack and a forced fumble vs. Kansas City (12/11).

2004: In second season as a full-time starter, led the Chiefs with 112 tackles, his second consecutive 100-tackle performance, while adding 4.5 sacks and three passes defensed… Tied a career-best with two sacks as part of a seven-tackle effort at New Orleans (11/14)… Notched a season-high 14 stops, including a half-sack, vs. San Diego (11/28)… Tied season-high with 14 tackles at Tennessee (12/13).

2003: Started all 16 games and led team with 151 tackles, while ranking fifth with four sacks and posting six passes defensed, one interception and a forced fumble… His 151 tackles were fifth-most in club history… Recorded his first sack of the year at Baltimore (9/28)… Posted a career-high two sacks at Green Bay (10/12)… Racked up 14 tackles and a sack at Oakland (10/20)… Recorded a career-high 18 tackles vs. Buffalo (10/26)… Picked off his first career pass as he snared a Kordell Stewart pass that he returned eight yards vs. Chicago (12/28).

2002: Started nine of 16 games as a rookie and had 63 tackles, six pass defensed and one sack… Tied for second on the team with 15 special teams tackles… Earned first career start at San Diego (10/13) and responded with six tackles, three special teams tackles, a deflected pass and a fumble recovery on punt coverage… Notched first sack of his career as he dropped Jamie Martin for an eight-yard loss vs. St. Louis (12/8)… Made NFL debut against Cleveland (9/8).

College: Originally a walk-on safety at the University of California (1998-2001) before finishing on scholarship after making the transition from safety to linebacker as a redshirt freshman… Played in 39 games with 24 starts and recorded 124 tackles, seven sacks, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery… Started all 11 games at linebacker as a senior and was named All-Pac 10 honorable mention and Academic All-Pac 10 after registering 60 tackles, 2.5 sacks and a pair of forced fumbles… Started 11 games as a junior and notched 41 tackles and four sacks… Graduated with a degree in political science and also earned a master’s degree in education.

Personal: A two-sport standout at Rio Mesa (Calif.) High School in football and basketball… As a safety and linebacker, collected 118 tackles, four sacks and five interceptions and 15 catches for 350 yards and six scores as a tight end… Two causes hold a special meaning to him - breast cancer awareness and adoption… Scott and his older brother, Jason, were adopted and his mother, Helen, is a two-time breast cancer survivor… Active in the Cleveland community and founded the “Fuji’s Lil’ Fighters” season ticket program which provided tickets, apparel and food for The Littlest Heroes organization… Honored as the Saints Man of the Year in 2009 for his on and off the field success… Serves as a spokesman for a text campaign to raise support and awareness for the wetlands in Louisiana… Partnered with Sushi Rock for the 'Rollin with the Rock' campaign to raise money and awareness for The Littlest Heroes, who provide sports services for kids with cancer in Northeast Ohio… Very active in raising awareness about ALS through former teammate Steve Gleason and the website www.teamgleason.org... Enjoys all beach activities especially kayaking… Married, (Jaclyn) with three daughters, twins, Isabell and Delilah and Marlowe.

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