Rich Scanlon
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Personal information
Date of birth: (1980-12-23) December 23, 1980 (age 39)
Place of birth: Oradell, New Jersey
Career information
College: Syracuse
Undrafted in 2004
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Kansas City Chiefs ( 2004 2006)
Career highlights and awards
* 3x CoSIDA Academic All-American (2001–2003)
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Richard James Scanlon (born December 23, 1980 in Oradell, New Jersey) is an American football linebacker. He was signed by the Kansas City Chiefs as an undrafted free agent in 2004. He played college football at Syracuse.

Scanlon has also played for the Tennessee Titans and New York Giants.

Early yearsEdit

Scanlon grew up in Oradell, New Jersey and was a standout player at Bergen Catholic High School, where he was named the New Jersey Defensive Player of the Year by The Star-Ledger (Newark, New Jersey) in 1998.[1]

College careerEdit

He appeared in 43 games (27 starts) for Syracuse University and recorded 277 tackles, 4 sacks, two interceptions, three fumble recoveries, two forced fumbles and eight passes defensed. Scanlon graduated with a degree in Exercise Science, with an eye toward attending medical school.

Professional careerEdit

Kansas City ChiefsEdit

Scanlon signed with the Kansas City Chiefs as an undrafted free agent in 2004, played with the Berlin Thunder in 2005 and remained with the Chiefs through the 2007 preseason, when he was released during final cuts.

Tennessee TitansEdit

On October 31, 2007, he signed with the Tennessee Titans.

New York GiantsEdit

Scanlon was signed by the New York Giants on December 30, 2008, when Edmond Miles was released.


  1. Garafolo, Mike. "Scanlon, the newest Giant, is a man in demand", The Star-Ledger, December 31, 2008. Accessed February 17, 2011. "I've already seen the ticket guy, the Oradell native and former Bergen Catholic star said by phone, minutes after the ink on his 1-year contract had dried."

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