Sisson in 2012
|Date of birth:July 21, 1971|
|Place of birth: New Orleans, Louisiana|
|High School: Marietta High School|
|Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)||Weight: 197 lb (89 kg)|
|College: Georgia Tech|
|NFL Draft: 1993 / Round: 5 / Pick: 113|
|Debuted in 1993 for the New England Patriots|
|Last played in 1996 for the Minnesota Vikings|
|* New England Patriots (1993)
|Career highlights and awards|
|* College Football All-America Team (1992)
|Career NFL statistics as of 1996|
|Field goals||55 / 36|
|Extra points||45 / 45|
|Stats at NFL.com|
|Stats at pro-football-reference.com|
|Stats at DatabaseFootball.com|
Scott O'Neal Sisson (born July 21, 1971, in New Orleans, Louisiana) is a former American football placekicker in the National Football League. He played for the New England Patriots (1993) and the Minnesota Vikings (1996). He played collegiately for the Georgia Tech football team and was an All-America selection in 1992. He was inducted into the Georgia Tech Hall of Fame in 2003.
Scott Sisson's most notable kick as a college football player was a field goal which secured Georgia Tech's win over previously #1 ranked Virginia during the UVA homecoming game on November 3, 1990. The win resulted in wild partying on the Georgia Tech campus including spontaneous bonfires, and set the stage for Georgia Tech's #1 ranking in that season's final UPI poll (with the AP poll going to Colorado), turning Sisson into a campus hero. Georgia Tech was undefeated that year, having previously tied North Carolina, in contrast to the AP's #1 pick of Colorado which had lost one game that season. Georgia Tech's victory over UVA and Sisson's success on the field brought extra attention to Georgia Tech special teams.
Sisson set a school record of 70 consecutive extra points during his college football career that was passed by Luke Manget during the 2000 football season. Sisson also set a school scoring record for kickers during 1990 football season with 84 points which was also passed by Luke Manget during the 1999 football season. Manget passed this record with 11 field goals and 53 extra points in 1999, vs. Sisson's 15 field goals and 39 extra points in 1990. Sisson set a record of most field goals made in a season with 19 during 1992 football season, which was matched by Luke Manget during 2001 football season. Sisson also set a school record for most career field goals with 60.
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During his one-year tenure with the Patriots, Sisson had 53.8% kicking percentage, worst in the NFL. This earned him the nickname "Missin' Sisson" in New England. However, Sisson achieved 75.9% field goal percentage with the Minnesota Vikings, improving his NFL career average to 65.5%.
- 1990 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team
- Toe meets leather
- 1989 Georgia Tech football season final stats
- 1990 Georgia Tech football season final stats
- 1991 Georgia Tech football season final stats
- 1992 Georgia Tech football season final stats
- Megargee, Steve (2006-06-09). "Sisson was Mr. Clutch for Georgia Tech title team". Rivals.com. http://collegefootball.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=551404. Retrieved 2013-01-05.
- Winkeljohn, Matt (2009-10-24). "Scott Sisson Splits 'em Again". ramblinwreck.com. http://www.ramblinwreck.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/102409aab.html. Retrieved 2013-01-05.
- "Georgia Tech Football Individual Records". ramblinwreck.com. Thru 2006 season. http://www.ramblinwreck.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/indivrecords.html. Retrieved 2013-01-06.
- "Player Bio: Luke Manget". ramblinwreck.com. http://www.ramblinwreck.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/manget_luke00.html. Retrieved 2013-01-08.
- "Scott Sisson Stats". ESPN.com. http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/stats/_/id/7417/scott-sisson. Retrieved 2013-01-05.
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