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Slutzker, Scott

Scott Lawrence Slutzker

Slutzker, a second team All-Big Ten selection in 1995, played four seasons in the NFL with the Indianapolis Colts and New Orleans Saints as a tight end.

Birth and Death Dates:
b. December 20, 1972

Career Highlights:
Slutzker was a four-year letterman and three-year starter at Iowa in the early 1990s. In 1993, he caught 29 passes for 307 yards with two touchdowns, earning All-Big Ten recognition and helping the Hawkeyes (6-6-0) get to the Alamo Bowl; they lost 37-3 to California. In 1994, the Hawkeyes struggled with a record of 5-5-1, but Scott caught 27 passes for 379 yards and two touchdowns.

In 1995, Slutzker capped off his college career with career-highs in receptions (35) and yards (501). He also caught one touchdown and was named second team All-Big Ten. Iowa finished the season ranked No. 22 in the USA Today poll (No. 25 in the AP) with a record of 8-4-0. Iowa then proceeded to defeat Washington, 38-18, in the Sun Bowl. Scott, who played in the Senior Bowl that year, finished his Iowa career with 95 receptions for 1,261 yards.

In 1996, Scott was selected in the third round (66th overall) by the Indianapolis Colts. In his rookie season, he played primarily on special teams and was tied for fourth on the team with 12 special team tackles. After two seasons with the Colts, playing in 27 games with three receptions, Slutzker moved to the New Orleans Saints in 1998. In 1999, Scott had 11 catches for 164 yards, an excellent 14.9 average gain. His longest gain went for 49 yards, and he scored one touchdown. He has played in 41 career NFL games.

Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey

Career Dates:
Slutzker played at the University of Iowa from1992-1995, then played tight end in the NFL for the Indianapolis Colts from 1996-1997 and the New Orleans Saints from 1998-1999.

Physical description:
6'4", 250 pounds

Career Statistics:
In the NFL:
Games: 15
Receptions: 15
Receiving yards: 196
Receiving average: 14.9
Receiving touchdowns: 1
Fumbles: 1

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Total Football: The Official Encyclopedia of the National Football League, edited by Bob Carroll, Michael Gershman, David Neft, and John Thorn (New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 1999)
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