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    1Javon Scruggs

    Class: Junior Position: S Height: 5-11 Weight: 185 Previous School: Appomattox HS Hometown: Appomattox, Va.

    2020 (Jr.):
    • VaSID All-State first team honoree
    • Phil Steele Postseason All-Independent first team
    • Led the Flames in tackles
    • Finished the season with 69 tackles (37 solo, 32 assisted)
    • Added 4.0 tackles for a loss (11 yards), three forced fumbles, two interceptions, two quarterback hurries and two pass breakups
    • Ranked No. 13 in the country in tackles per game by a safety (6.3)
    • Ranked No. 48 in the country in forced fumbles (2/0.27 per game)
    • Ranked No. 67 in the country in interceptions (2)
    • Helped Liberty rank No. 23 in the country in interceptions, recording two of the Flames’ 11 interceptions during the season
    • Five tackles, including four solo stops, against Western Kentucky
    • Seven stops (four solo, three assisted), a two-yard tackle for a loss and a forced fumble against North Alabama
    • Led Liberty’s defensive effort at Syracuse with a season-high 12 tackles (seven solo, five assisted) and a three-yard tackle for a loss
    • Seven tackles, including four solo stops, against Southern Miss
    • Four stops (two solo, two assisted) during Liberty’s first-ever win over Virginia Tech
    • Finished the NC State game with 10 stops (five solo, five assisted), a quarterback hurry and a pass breakup
    • Eight tackles (five solo, three assisted), a 59-yard interception return and a forced fumble during Liberty’s win over No. 9/11 Coastal Carolina in the FBC Mortgage Cure Bowl

    2019 (So.):
    • Saw playing time in 12 games, starting 11 contests
    • Missed the UMass game with an injury
    • Ranked fifth on Liberty’s roster with 58 tackles (32 solo, 26 assisted)
    • Added 4.5 tackles for a loss (8 yards), three pass breakups, two interceptions and a fumble recovery
    • Got his first career start against No. 22 Syracuse, recording three solo tackles
    • Finished the New Mexico game with six tackles, including four solo tackles
    • Six tackles and a 72-yard interception return during a road win at New Mexico State
    • Four stops and a 29-yard fumble return during a home win against Maine
    • Finished the Rutgers game with a career-high 10 tackles
    • Six tackles at BYU, including five solo stops and a 2.5 tackles for a loss
    • Seven tackles at Virginia, including six assisted stops
    • Helped the Flames defeat Georgia Southern in the FBC Mortgage Cure Bowl, finishing the contest with seven tackles (four solo, three assisted)

    2018 (Fr.):
    • Played in all 12 games as a true freshman
    • Finished the season with seven tackles (four solo, three assisted)
    • Recorded two solo tackles and a forced fumble in his first collegiate game, helping the Flames to a win over Old Dominion during the team’s first-ever FBS game
    • Solo tackle against North Texas
    • Two assisted tackles in a win over Idaho State
    • Named Liberty’s Special Teams Player of the Week after the Idaho State game
    • Two tackles (one solo, one assisted) at UMass

    Prep:
    • Graduate of Appomattox County High School
    • Signed with the Flames during the February signing period
    • Received an offer from Marshall
    • Helped Appomattox County High School win state championships in each of his final three seasons with the Raiders
    • Finished his career with 342 tackles (166 solo, 176 assisted), five forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries, 15 interceptions, 32 pass breakups and six punt blocks
    • Named 2017 VHSL Class 2 Defensive Player of the Year
    • Selected first team all-conference, all-region and all-state at both quarterback and defensive back as a senior
    • Runner-up finisher in the final voting for The News & Advance (Lynchburg) Player of the Year award
    • Titan Finalist for the Bill Dudley Award
    • Finished his senior year completing 82-of-147 passing attempts for 1,949 yards and 30 touchdowns while rushing for another 1,194 yards and 18 touchdowns
    • Finished senior season with 129 tackles, two tackles for a loss, two forced fumbles, eight interceptions and a fumble recovery
    • Added 17 passes defended and two blocked punts as a senior
    • Selected as first team all-conference quarterback as a junior
    • Named second team all-conference and all-region at defensive back as a junior

    Personal:
    • Son of Nashara Scruggs
    • Birthday is on November 1
    • Graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Sport Management in May 2021

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