|Date of birth:December 23, 1980|
|Place of birth: Oradell, New Jersey|
|Undrafted in 2004|
|No regular season or postseason appearances|
|* Kansas City Chiefs ( 2004– 2006)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|* 3x CoSIDA Academic All-American (2001–2003)|
|Stats at NFL.com|
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 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.
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.
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.
On October 31, 2007, he signed with the Tennessee Titans.