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Dae' Quan Scott Stars at James Madison

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JMU's Dae' Quan Scott is James Madison's most exciting and dynamic player.  He leads the team with eight touchdowns this season.  The former Robert E. Lee High School school star has developed into one of the best players in the FCS ranks.

Staunton's Dae' Quan Scott used to run into R-E Lee High School's end zone over and over again, and now he's doing the same at J-M-U.

JMU wide receiver, Quintin Hunter, says, "Since watching him on Friday Night Fury - He's gotten a lot bigger you know."

JMU senior linebacker, Chad Beyers says, "He was always on the news scoring six touchdowns a night."

JMU Coach Mickey Matthews says, "we just noticed on the tape how competitive he was, he would do anything to score a point to win a game."

Now the much bigger - 5'8'' 205 pounder says JMU pushes him to play with his brain and not his feet.

Scott says, "I've definitely gotten smarter, I know the game better. Last year I was doing stuff way to fast and this year I've been able to slow down. Ever since my injury I've been able to play a lot smarter."

As a Red Shirt Junior, he was named Sports Network Third Team Preseason All-American and Preseason All-CAA as kick return specialist.

He's ran a total of 444 yards and averages 88 yards a game.  "I've been behind some great players and just my work ethic has helped me to be where I'm at now."

Byers says, "whenever the ball gets in his hand, and your all just waiting to see."

Hunter says, "he makes plays and he can also extend plays."

Scott and his teammates are working toward a CAA title.

"All these guys out here they're like my brothers so I mean we're like family out here so if I'm doing it I'm doing it for them. And I hope it the same way. They're doing it for me."

The Staunton football stud sees every practice as chance to be the best player he can be.

"I hate to lose so every Saturday I'm out here trying to play for my team and I play as hard as I can so we can get that W."

JMU has a record of 5-2 this season.  The Dukes host 1-7 Georgia State Saturday at 3:30pm.

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