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Scott Laidlaw

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Personal information
Date of birth: (1953-02-17) February 17, 1953 (age 67)
Place of birth: Hawthorne, California
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Career information
High school: Hawthorne (CA)
College: Stanford
NFL draft: 1975 / Round: 14 / Pick: 356
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Robert Scott Laidlaw (born February 17, 1953 in Hawthorne, California) is a former American football running back in the National Football League who played for the Dallas Cowboys and the New York Giants. He played college football for Stanford University.

Early years

Laidlaw attended Hawthorne High School. He started at fullback for Stanford University and led the team in rushing in 1973 and 1974. He finished fourth in the school career rushing list, with nearly 1,300 yards (4.4 average), while playing on pass-oriented teams.[1]

Professional career

Dallas Cowboys

Laidlaw was selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the fourteenth round of the 1975 NFL Draft, also known as the Dirty Dozen draft. As a rookie he was used mainly in short yardage situations, until suffering a mid season knee injury that placed him on injured reserve list. In 1976 he showed his receiving skills by catching 38 passes.

In 1978 and 1979 he got a chance to start some games at fullback ahead of Robert Newhouse. He was released before the start of the 1980 season, when the team gave his roster spot to rookie Timmy Newsome.[2] During his time with the Cowboys he was a key backup and was a part of three Super Bowl teams, winning Super Bowl XII.

New York Giants

In 1980, he was claimed off waivers by the New York Giants, where he played mainly in the special teams unit, before being released on September 31, 1980.[3]


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