SCOTT NAMED TO FIRST PRO BOWL

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SCOTT NAMED TO HIS 1st PRO BOWL
 
 
Dr. Leigh Ann Curl, chief orthopedic surgeon for the Baltimore Ravens, has recommended that Ray Lewis not play in this year’s Pro Bowl (2/11) because of a hand injury Ray suffered in the Divisional Playoff Game against the Colts.
 
With Lewis now out of the NFL’s All-Star game, Bart Scott, who finished just behind Ray in the voting, becomes a Pro Bowler for the 1st time. Scott finished 2nd on the No. 1-ranked defense in the NFL with a career-high 135 tackles. He also added a career-high 9.5 sacks, 9 PD, 2 INTs and 1 FF. Scott becomes the 6th Baltimore defensive player (Chris McAlister, Ed Reed, Terrell Suggs, Adalius Thomas and Lewis – who Scott replaced) to earn a spot in the annual All-Star game. Jonathan Ogden was the lone Ravens’ offensive player selected to the Pro Bowl, marking his 10th-consecutive All-Star invite.
 
“It’s a tremendous honor to be chosen to play amongst your peers,” said Scott. “I have watched the Pro Bowl on TV since I was a kid, and to think that I am going to be one of the players kids can look up to as a role model makes me proud. I take pride in representing the Ravens’ organization and playing the game the way it is supposed to be played. My whole life, it seems like I have slipped in through the back door. With the faith the organization has shown in me, I can’t think of a better way to repay them than playing alongside the best this game has to offer.”
 
Here is an overview of Bart’s 2006 Season:
 
2006 Postseason: Started and finished 2nd on the team with a postseason career-high 12 tackles (5 solo) and netted 3 QB hits while helping hold the Colts to 2.9 yards per rush in the Divisional Playoff game vs. Ind. (1/13/07).
 
2006: Earned his 1st-career Pro Bowl (named 2nd alternate and played due to injuries to Broncos LB Al Wilson and teammate Ray Lewis)…Named AP 2nd-team All-Pro, Peter King’s Sports Illustrated’s All-Pro Team and USA Today’s All-Joe Team (players who are critical to their team, but not Pro Bowlers)…Started all 16 games and finished 2nd on the team with 135 tackles, 9.5 sacks, 9 PD and 2 INTs, all career highs on the season…Earned AFC Player of the Month honors for September after leading the AFC and tying for the league-lead with 5 sacks…He finished the month (3 games) with 23 tackles (17 solo), 5 sacks and 5 PD…Ravens defense finished the 1st month of the season No. 1 in the NFL against the run (34.3 yards per game) and No. 2 overall (197.3 total yards allowed per game) in addition to allowing a meager 6.7 points per contest…2006 SEASON HIGHLIGHTS: Started and totaled 5 solo tackles, including 1 TFL in the 19-7 win in the season finale vs. Buf. (12/31)…Started and finished with 8 tackles (5 solo) and 1 QB hit in the 31-7 win in game 15 at Pit. (12/24)…Started and had 4 tackles, including 3 solo, 1 sack (-14 yards) and 2 QB hits in the 27-17 win in game 14 vs. Cle. (12/17)…With his tackles against the Browns, Scott established a new single-season career high with 122 tackles…Started and applied constant pressure, forcing the Chiefs into 3 turnovers, posting 11 tackles (6 solo), 1 sack (-5 yards) and 1 QB hit in the 20-10 victory in game 13 at KC (12/10)…Led the team with 12 tackles, including 11 solo, 1 sack, 1 FF, 1 PD and 2 QB hits in game 12 at Cin. (11/30)…Started and had 4 solo tackles, 1.5 sacks (part of a Ravens’ record-tying 9 sacks) and held the Steelers to just 21 rushing yards in the 27-0 win in game 11 vs. Pit. (11/26)…Scott also had 3 QB hits, 1 PD and an INT in the 4th quarter to seal the shutout…Started and netted 7 tackles and 2 QB hits, helping hold the NFL’s No. 1-rated rushing attack to its lowest total all season (104 yards) in the 24-10 win in game 10 vs. Atl. (11/19)…Started and posted 10 tackles (8 solo) in the 27-26 victory in game 9 at Ten. (11/12)…Started and netted 8 tackles (5 solo) and was 2nd on the team (Trevor Pryce – 6) with 5 QB hits in the 26-20 win in game 8 vs. Cin. (11/5)…Started and led the team with 9 tackles and had a PD in the 35-22 victory in game 7 at NO (10/29)…Started and netted 8 tackles (4 solo) and 1 QB hit in game 6 vs. Car. (10/15)…Started and had 6 tackles in game 5 at Den. (10/9)…Started and finished 2nd on the team with a career-high 19 tackles, including a career-high 14 solo in the 16-13 win in game 4 vs. SD (10/1)…Scott also had 1 INT, which he returned 24 yards, setting up the Ravens’ 1st TD of the game against the Chargers…Scott won AFC Defensive Player of the Month honors for September after leading the AFC and tying for the league-lead with 5 sacks…He finished the month (3 games) with 23 tackles (17 solo), 5 sacks and 5 PD…Ravens defense finished the 1st month of the season No. 1 in the NFL against the run (34.3 yards per game) and No. 2 overall (197.3 total yards allowed per game) in addition to allowing a meager 6.7 points per contest…Scott’s heavy pressure on the QB also contributed to the team’s NFL-best plus-10 turnover differential, featuring a league-high 7 INTs during that span…Finished 2nd on the team with 9 tackles (6 solo) and posted 1.5 sacks (-12.5 yards), 2 PD and 7 QB hits, helping the Ravens’ defense hold the Browns to just 38 yards rushing in the 15-14 victory in game 3 at Cle. (9/24)…Scott hit QB Charlie Frye, with 3:28 remaining in the game, with the Ravens down 14-12 and the Browns on the Ravens’ 4-yard line, forcing an errant pass…CB Chris McAlister jumped the route on a pass intended for WR Braylon Edwards, intercepting in the end zone; the Ravens then marched down the field and kicked a FG with 20 seconds remaining on the clock for a 15-14 victory…Started and posted 6 tackles, including 4 solo, 1 PD and 1 sack (-9 yards) in the 28-6 victory in game 2 vs. Oak. (9/17)…Started and finished 2nd on the team with 9 tackles (7 solo) in the 27-0 victory in the season opener at TB (9/10)…Scott also led the team with 2 sacks (-12 yards) and had 2 PD, 1 of which led to a DT Haloti Ngata INT, which he returned 60 yards to the TB 9-yard line, leading to a Ravens’ FG.

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