April 29, 2012
Former Longhorns S Christian Scott and OL David Snow sign free agent contracts with NFL teams on Sunday.
Scott played in 34 career games, including 14 starts at safety when he recorded 89 tackles (62 solo), two TFL, eight PBU, four forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and one interception during his career. He recorded 21 tackles, one tackle for loss, one caused fumble, one fumble recovery, four pass breakups and one pressure in 2011 and also underwent wrist surgery, causing him to miss the 2011 Holiday Bowl. He appeared in 11 games at safety (10 starts) and on special teams in 2010 where he posted 53 tackles (36 solo), one TFL, two forced fumbles, one INT and one PBU.
“Christian Scott had a lot of adversity while he was here and last year even played with a broken wrist throughout the year," said head coach Mack Brown. "He’s a tremendous special teams player but also can be a great safety. I think Christian Scott is a make-it guy in the NFL and can have a great future on special teams and at safety."
Snow was a four-year letterman that played multiple positions on the offensive line during his career.
"It feels great," said Snow of his selection. "It's funny-when I was a child, me and my dad used to watch football games and some of the best ones in my childhood were watching the Bills play in the snow. So it's kind of cool to get the opportunity to possibly do that. My last name is Snow, so it’s going to be good.
"I like their team. We have [former Longhorns CB] A.J. [Aaron] Williams playing for them, and they are just on the cusp. And I think they are going to be extremely good next year and the year after, and I am just really excited to be a part of it."
"David Snow is a very smart young man," said Brown. "He played four years for us. He played just about every position. He played a lot at center and both guards. And he’s a guy with his versatility can really help an NFL team."
Snow appeared in all 52 games over his four-year career with 32 starts (14 at center, five at right guard, 13 at left guard) and was named first team All-Big 12 (Houston Chronicle, San Antonio Express-News), second team All-Big 12 (AP, Fort Worth Star-Telegram) and honorable mention All-Big 12 (coaches) in 2011. He started all 13 games at left guard in 2011 and started all 12 games at center in 2010. Snow played in 14 games including five starts at right guard in 2009, and appeared in 13 games at center and on special teams, including two starts at center in 2008.