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Scott McKillop
No. 59     Free Agent
Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1986-03-04) March 4, 1986 (age 33)
Place of birth: Monroeville, Pennsylvania
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Weight: 244 lb (111 kg)
Career information
College: Pittsburgh
NFL Draft: 2009 / Round: 5 / Pick: 146
Debuted in 2009 for the San Francisco 49ers
Career history
* San Francisco 49ers ( 2009 2010)
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
* 2008 All-American (FWAA, CBS Sports)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2010
Tackles     19
Sacks     0.0
Interceptions     0
Stats at NFL.com

Scott Kenneth McKillop (born March 4, 1986) is an American football linebacker for the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League. Coming out of the University of Pittsburgh, he was considered one of the top prospects at his position in the 2009 NFL Draft and went in the fifth round.[1]

Early yearsEdit

McKillop attended Kiski Area High School in Allegheny Township, Pennsylvania, where he was a starter for 2½ seasons on both sides of the ball (linebacker and fullback). He totaled 132 tackles his senior season. At fullback McKillop rushed for 1,121 yards and 14 touchdowns over his final two seasons and helped Kiski Area to three consecutive WPIAL Class AAAA playoff berths.

Considered a three-star recruit by Rivals.com, McKillop was listed as the No. 31 outside linebacker prospects in the nation.[2]

College careerEdit

After redshirting his initial year at Pittsburgh, McKillop served as the primary backup at middle linebacker behind All-America H. B. Blades, before seizing the starting role in 2007. Still a relatively unknown player as of the beginning of his junior season, McKillop enjoyed one of the most productive seasons ever by a Pitt defender, finishing with 151 total tackles, the third highest single-season total in Pitt history. The centerpiece of a unit that is seventh nationally in total defense, yielding just 297.67 yards per game, McKillop also compiled 9.0 tackles for loss, three sacks, two fumble recoveries, an interception and seven pass breakups.

McKillop built a national reputation in 2008 and was a leading candidate for the country's top defensive awards. He recorded 126 tackles, 16.5 TFLs, four sacks and one interception, and earned 2008 All-American honors by the Football Writers Association of America and CBS Sports.

Professional careerEdit

2009 NFL DraftEdit

McKillop was regarded as one of the better linebackers available in the 2009 NFL Draft.[1][3] He was selected in the fifth round (146th overall) by the San Francisco 49ers.

Pre-draft measureables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP Wonderlic
6 ft 0⅝ in 244 lb 4.70 s 1.56 s 2.75 s 4.39 s 7.00 s 35½ in 9 ft 11 in 27 rep

San Francisco 49ersEdit

An inside linebacker in San Francisco's 3-4 defense, McKillop competed with former veteran player Jeff Ulbrich to serve as backup to Patrick Willis and Takeo Spikes.[4] Scott McKillop recorded his first interception in a preseason game against the Oakland Raiders. Scott scored his first NFL touchdown on October 4, 2009 against the St. Louis Rams after recovering a botched punt return in the endzone.[5]

McKillop tore his left ACL and patellar tendon during the 2010 training camp. He was waived by the 49ers on August 30, 2011.[6]

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