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Former Indiana football running back Stevie Scott III signs with Arizona Cardinals



Nov 28, 2020; Bloomington, Indiana, USA; Indiana Hoosiers running back Stevie Scott III (8) runs the ballin the first half against the Maryland Terrapinsat Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

Former Indiana football running back Stevie Scott III has signed a deal with Arizona Cardinals, per a tweet from ISA Sports & Entertainment.

This will be Scott’s third stop in the NFL after having stints with both the Denver Broncos and New Orleans Saints.

His most stop at the pro level was in the USFL playing for the Michigan Panthers. He rushed for a total of 295 yards and had a touchdown in 71 attempts. He ranked ninth in the league in rushing this past year.

The signing of Scott to the Cardinals comes after veteran running back Marlon Mack suffered a torn his Achilles tendon earlier this week. Mack was looked to be the potential back up running back for Cardinals star back James Conner.

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Before Steve Scott III transitioned into the pro level, he was one of the best running backs that Indiana football head coach Tom Allen has coached during his time with the Hoosiers.

In three season with the Indiana football program, he finished his career fourth in program history with 30 rushing touchdowns, fifth with 32 total TDs, seventh with 562 attempts, ninth with 2,543 rushing yards and tied for 10th with nine 100-yard games.

He joined running back Anthony Thompson (1986-89) and quarterback Antwaan Randle El (1998-2001) as the only Hoosiers to score at least 10 rushing touchdowns in three-straight seasons.

In his sophomore and junior year, he was voted to Second Team All-Big Ten.

Scott joins a crowded Arizona Cardinals running back room alongside Corey Clement (Wisconsin), Emari Demercado (TCU), Keayontae Ingram (USC) and Ty’Son Williams (BYU).

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Kyler Staley is a Basketball Recruiting Analyst for Hoosier Illustrated, a comprehensive site covering news, updates and recruiting for Indiana University athletics. Kyler has been in the basketball recruiting industry since 2019 and is a credentialed media member. He has covered Indiana since 2021 while continuing to also work for Prep Hoops Indiana. He has previously worked for Rivals.