Michigan State running back LJ Scott will not be participating in the Senior Bowl on Jan. 26, according to a report from MLive.com.
According to the report, Scott pulled out of the game due to injury. He accepted an invitation to participate in the event last month but his name was not listed on the roster. It was the former Spartans’ last chance to play in front of NFL scouts.
Scott led Michigan State’s rushing attack each of his first three seasons in East Lansing. He had an opportunity to pursue the NFL Draft after his third year but decided to return for his senior campaign.
In 2018, Scott appeared in just five games for the Spartans, battling injuries throughout the year. When the regular season came to an end, the running back played in just four years and was eligible to utilize the year as a redshirt season. Initially, he planned on coming back in 2019. Scott had a change of heart, however, and decided to pursue the NFL.
This past season, Scott totaled 264 yards on 79 carries and had 10 receptions for 95 yards. He didn’t reach the end zone in his final year.
For his career, Scott leaves East Lansing with 2,855 yards and 25 touchdowns. He also had two receiving touchdowns in his four years.
Former Michigan State safety Khari Willis is the school’s only representative in the Senior Bowl.