Scott Arellano Athlete Profile

#23 Scott Arellano

Position: Punter Height: 6-1 Weight: 187 Class: Senior Roster Years: 2012-2014 Hometown: Santa Ynez, CA Last School: Foothill College



National Honors

  • Named Honorable Mention Punter of the Week by College Football Performance Awards in 2014 (9/8, 11/24, 12/1)
  • Named National Punter of the Week by CFPA in 2014 (9/22)
  • Named Ray Guy Award Player of the Week in 2014 (11/13)
  • 2014 Ray Guy Award Semifinalist
  • College Football Performance Awards Hon. Mention Punter of the Week in 2013 (11/11)


Conference Honors

  • Named to the 2014 Phil Steele Preseason All-Independent Second Team
  • Named FBS Independent Special Teams Player of the Week several times in 2014 (9/22, 10/27, 11/3, 11/24, 12/1)
  • Named to the 2014 Phil Steele Midseason All-Independent Team
  • Named to the 2014 College Sports Madness All-Independent First Team
  • Named FBS Independent Special Teams Player of the Week (9/2) for his play against Virginia in 2013

Career Summary

Scott Arellano transferred to BYU as a first-team all-conference punter from Foothill College. He played in all 26 games of his career at BYU and tallied 37 punts of 50 yards or more to go along with 55 landing inside the 20. As a senior, Arellano set a BYU record for longest punt with an 81-yarder against Middle Tennessee. He also held two of the three longest punts in the FBS in 2014 and helped BYU to a No. 10 national ranking for net punting. Arellano received more than 10 player of the week honors during his career as well as nominations to several All-Independent teams and was a Ray Guy Award semifinalist in 2014. See the season summary tabs below and the recognition and stats tabs for more details. 

Before BYU

  • Served as the punter and defensive back at Foothill College
  • Had four interceptions as a freshman at Foothill
  • Averaged 40.67 yards per punt
  • Had 15 punts inside the 20 and eight punts more than 50 yards
  • First-team all-conference as a punter

Personal

  • Exercise science major
  • An eagle scout
  • Married with two children


2012 | Sophomore Year

  • Member of scout team

2013 | Junior Year

  • Named FBS Independent Special Teams Player of the Week (9/2) for his play against Virginia
  • Punted nine times for 368 yards, including four punts inside the 20-yard line at Virginia
  • Kicked a 59-yard punt vs Utah, a personal-best
  • Averaged 44.1 yards per punt on eight punts at Utah State
  • Notched a new career high with a 73-yard punt against Wisconsin
  • College Football Performance Awards Hon. Mention Punter of the Week (11/11)

2014 | Senior Year

  • Phil Steele Preseason All-Independent Second Team
  • Recorded three punts over 50 yards (with a high of 64) in win against Texas
  • FBS Independent Special Teams Player of the Week (9/22, 10/27, 11/3, 11/24, 12/1)
  • Named Honorable Mention Punter of the Week by College Football Performance Awards (9/8, 11/24, 12/1)
  • Named National Punter of the Week by CFPA (9/22)
  • Tied his career high with four punts inside the 20-yard line vs UVA
  • Notched five total punts for 275 yards with a long of 65 against Virginia, averaging 55 yards per punt, also a career high
  • Averaged 43.5 yards per punt while reaching a career-high 435 yards punting and tied his career high of three punts of at least 50 yards against UCF
  • Phil Steele Midseason All-Independent Team
  • Against Boise State he averaged 48.4 yards per punt, registered a career-long 76-yarder and tallied three punts of at least 50 yards, bringing his season total to 15 and surpassing his 2013 total of 13
  • Set career highs with punts inside the 20-yard line (5) and longest punt (81 yards) in the win over Middle Tennessee
  • The 81-yard punt from the BYU 6-yard line to the MT 13-yard line set a BYU record for longest punt, surpassing the previous long of 80 yards by Lee Johnson against Wyoming in 1983
  • Currently has the longest and third-longest punts in FBS this season with an 81-yarder and a 76-yard boot 
  • Ray Guy Award Player of the Week (11/3)
  • Ray Guy Award Semifinalist
  • Recorded three punts inside the 20-yard line with an average of 41 yards on seven punts including one downed at the 1-yard line against UNLV
  • Placed his 23rd punt inside the 20-yard line and recorded his 19th punt of 50 or more yards, ending the game with an average of 51.5 yards with a long of 61 against Savannah State
  • Recorded a 47.2 average on four punts with three punts downed inside the 20-yard line and two punts of 50 or more yards in win against Cal
  • Averaged 45.0 yards per punt on the season
  • Named to the College Sports Madness All-Independent First Team