American Football Database
Ben Scotti
No. 48     
Defensive back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1937-06-09) June 9, 1937 (age 84)
Place of birth: Newark, New Jersey
Career information
College: Maryland
Debuted in 1959 for the [[{{{debutteam}}}]]
Last played in 1964 for the [[{{{finalteam}}}]]
Career history
* Washington Redskins ( 1959- 1961)
Career highlights and awards
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Games played     71
Interceptions     10
Fumble recoveries     2
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Benjamin Joseph Scotti (born June 9, 1937 in Newark, New Jersey) is a former American football defensive back in the National Football League. A graduate of the University of Maryland (1959), Scotti played for the Washington Redskins (1959–1961), the Philadelphia Eagles (1962–1963), and the San Francisco 49ers (1964). In 1963, Scotti received brief national attention when the weekend after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy he precipitated a fight with teammate John Mellekas that sent Mellekas to the hospital. He is the brother of media mogul Tony Scotti, with whom he co-produced a few television programs, most notably the lifeguard drama Baywatch, and also co-founded the Scotti Bros. record label which released music by artists such as Survivor and "Weird Al" Yankovic until the label was dissolved in the mid-1990s.

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