Among the many accolades and awards bestowed upon Lindsey Scott Jr. in the past few months, perhaps none is quite like earning a key to his hometown.
During the Zachary City Council meeting on March 22, Scott, while surrounded by his parents, several teammates and friends, and football coach David Brewerton, received a key to the city from Mayor David Amrhein.
As quarterback for the Zachary High football team, Scott helped lead the Broncos to their first 5A state championship with a 46-12 win over John Ehret in December.
In 2015, Scott was named the Gatorade Louisiana Football Player of the Year and Mr. Football in Louisiana by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association.
He earned the Warrick Dunn Award and has twice been named a 5A offensive most player valuable player in Louisiana.
Scott accounted for 5,002 total yards and 61 touchdowns as a senior, connected on 163 of 255 passes for 3,039 yards, 33 TDs and five interceptions besides adding another 1,963 yards and 28 touchdowns on the ground for the most prolific offensive season for any player ever in the Baton Rouge area, according to lsusports.net.
The gifted athlete and student maintains a 3.8 grade-point average, and signed with the LSU Tigers in February.
“Lindsey received a key to the city because he’s a Warrick Dunn Award recipient. I’ve personally only awarded about five or six keys during my tenure as mayor and given them only to those who represent Zachary well and have a high moral character,” Amrhein said. “Lindsey is exceptional both in the classroom and on the field, and the honor is richly deserved.”