Scott had an eleven year CFL career from 1974 to 1984 and was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1998. Scott was drafted by the Detroit Lions of the NFL in 1973, but chose to sign with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in November of 1973. Scott played four seasons with Winnipeg (1974-77) and initially played at he "wingback" spot which was made popular in the mid seventies by players like Johnny Rogers of Montreal. The wingback doubled as both a runner anda receiver with more emphasis on catching the ball. You can see this reflected in Scott's early statistics as he had 42 and 34 carries in his first two seasons, but rarely carried the ball after that as the wingback morphed into the modern slotback with almost exclusively pass catching responsibilities. In his rookie season with Winnipeg, Scott was named the outstanding rookie in the West and his last year in Winnipeg (1977) marked his first of five All Canadian All-Star selections. After 1977, Scott was traded to Edmonton for the Esk's first territorial execmption in 1978 who turned out to be Joe Poplowski. Scott played six years in Edmonton from 1978 to 1983 and was an integral part of the Edmonton dynasty during those years. Scott won All-Canadian honours in four of those years (78, 80, 82 and 83) with his best season coming in 1982 when he was the runner-up for the Outstanding Player award in Canada. That season he caught a career high 91 catches for 1518 yeards. Scott finished his career with Calgary as he was traded by Edmonton after the 1983 season for linebacker Danny Bass. In all, Scott had six 1000+ seasons receiving and retired with 649 career receptions and 10, 837 yards receiving.