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Jake Scott, the legendary Miami Dolphins safety, died Thursday in Atlanta. He was 75.
Scott was best known as the MVP of Super VII, when the Dolphins defeated the Washington Redskins to complete the lone unbeaten season in NFL history. Scott intercepted passes, including one for 55 yards.
“We are saddened to learn of the passing of Jake Scott,” the Dolphins said in a statement. “Jake made an impact from the day he joined the Dolphins in 1970, going on to earn five Pro Bowl selections, a place on the Dolphins Honor Roll and was the MVP of Super Bowl VII, capping off the only perfect season in NFL history.
“Our all-time leader in interceptions, he teamed with Dick Anderson to form one of the top safety duos in NFL history. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends. He will always have a place in our hearts and memories.”
The 1972 Dolphins finished the regular season 14-0, before winning three straight to win the title. Scott played six seasons with the Dolphins after being drafted in the seventh round in 1970. He spent the final three season of his career with Washington.
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RIP to Jake Scott.
One request…please change the photo of that horrid Dolphins helmet. That’s not the one he wore in 1972. I’m sure Jake hated the recently changed fake one…along with almost every other member of the ’72 team, as well as every Dolphins fan older that 13 years old.