Stuart Scott

Active - 2003 - 2010  |   Born - Jul 19, 1965 in Chicago, Illinois, United States  |   Died - Jan 4, 2015   |   Genres - Comedy

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Best known for his longtime tenure as a sports anchor on the ESPN cable network (particularly on its SportsCenter series), Stuart Scott drew both fans and detractors for his vociferous, street-smart, urban mentality that made heavy use of slang and demonstrated no attempt to present varnished opinions in commenting on various sporting events. He made a number of guest appearances -- usually in cameos as himself -- in A-list feature films. These included the Bernie Mac-headlined sports comedy Mr. 3000 (2004), the Lindsay Lohan-starring Disney sequel Herbie: Fully Loaded (2005), and the Rock-headlined sports comedy The Game Plan (2007). Stuart died in 2015, at age 49.

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  • Performed in productions of West Side Story and The Wiz in Winston-Salem, NC, in the early 1980s.
  • In college, worked as a reporter for the student radio station, played on a club football team and became a member of the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity.
  • Started working for ESPN in 1993. 
  • Recorded his trademark "Boo-yah!" as a play call for the ESPN GameStation toy.
  • Nearly lost his vision after being hit by a football while covering the Jets at their 2002 training camp.
  • In 2004, was requested by U.S. soldiers to participate in ESPN's SportsCenter: Salute to the Troops programming.
  • Became ill during November 2007 Steelers-Dolphins game and had to have an emergency appendectomy; during surgery, a malignancy was discovered and he then underwent chemotherapy.
  • Honored at the 2014 ESPY Awards with the Jimmy V Award.