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Scott Hyland

Class: Junior
Position: LB
Height: 6-0
Weight: 220

Previous School: Liberty Christian Academy

Hometown: Forest, Va.

An Inside Look from the Coaching Staff
• Had a very impressive and solid spring
• Plays as hard as any linebacker or defensive player on the team
• Very intelligent player
• Expected to have an outstanding year
• Should be a starter, and can be an all-conference player with improvement
• Impressive special teams player

2011 (So.)
• Started all 11 games as the JACK linebacker
• Ranked fifth on the team with 46 tackles
• Finished six games with five or more stops
• Ranked fourth on the team with five tackles for a loss
• Also had 2.5 sacks on the season
• Contributed two pass breakups and a quarterback hurry
• Had six tackles (three solo, three assisted) against Robert Morris, Lehigh and Gardner-Webb
• Finished the Presbyterian College game with a season-high eight tackles (two solo, six assisted)
• Totaled a season-high 1.5 tackles for loss, including a 12-yard sack, against Presbyterian College
• One of two players on Liberty's roster to return an interception for a touchdown in 2011
• Took back first career interception for 22 yards and a score against Buccaneers
• Also added a season-best four solo tackles against Charleston Southern
• Helped Liberty's defense finish the season ranked No. 31 in scoring defense (22.00 points per game)
• Flames finished No. 32 in red zone defense (74.2 percent) and No. 38 in total defense (343.27 yards per game)

2010 (Fr.)
• Member of the Big South Presidential Honor Roll
• Saw playing time in all 11 games as a true freshman
• Finished the year with 17 tackles, including 10 solo stops
• Recorded multiple tackles in four games
• Four stops against Savannah State and Stony Brook, including two solo tackles during each contest
• Opened his collegiate career with two assisted tackles against St. Francis, Pa.
• Two solo tackles against Coastal Carolina
• Recorded his first career sack against Savannah State

• Four-year letterwinner and three-year starter at Liberty Christian Academy
• Two-year team captain
• Two-time all-state honoree at linebacker
• Finished his career with 195 tackles, 15 sacks and seven interceptions
• Also added 80 career receptions for 1,417 yards and 21 touchdowns
• Helped LCA to a state title as a junior, where he caught 18 passes for 355 yards and six touchdowns, while adding 54 tackles and six sacks
• Conference Defensive Player of the Year as a junior, as he finished with 79 tackles, six sacks and three interceptions
• Also finished his junior year with 27 receptions for 504 yards and six touchdowns
• First team all-conference honoree at tight end and linebacker as a senior
• Finished his senior year with 62 tackles, three sacks, four interceptions, three forced fumbles and a fumble recovery
• Also added 35 receptions for 558 yards and nine touchdowns during his senior year

• Biology major