THE EAGLES INSIDER Q&A
Dave Spadaro sits down with running back Boston Scott in this edition of the Eagles Insider podcast, presented by Lincoln Financial Group. The
two discuss Scott’s unique journey from a young musician to a professional football player. Scott also shares how he overcomes roadblocks
and the impact three-time Pro Bowl running back Darren Sproles has had on his career. Check out the interview here!
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DAVE SPADARO: Where did you grow up?
BOSTON SCOTT: “I was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, but
we moved around a lot. My mother (Shelley) raised me, my older
brother (Tony), and my younger sister (Alana). We started off in
Baton Rouge and that’s where I was born and raised. We ended up
in Zachary, Louisiana, which is where I went to high school.”
DS: What was your childhood like?
BS: “I grew up in the church. Pretty good childhood. I did a lot
of sports camps, but didn’t really get involved with contact sports
until middle school.”
DS: What is your musical background?
BS: “I have musicians all in the family. I can play guitar. In band,
I played trombone and sang baritone. When I was young, my
grandma forced me to sing in church, so I did that.”
DS: Were you allowed to play contact sports along with your
BS: “Yes, but I was doing more of the music-type thing because
we really didn’t have money like that. Contact sports aren’t cheap.
Multiple factors played into it.”
DS: Right now, you are listed at 5-6, 203 pounds. What was your
body type in high school?
BS: “I was 170-something in high school. I knew if I wanted to go
where I wanted to go, I was going to have to change my body. I was
going to have to excel in all those areas just to level out the playing
field. That is something I take pride in.”
DS: How did you decide you wanted to be an NFL player?
BS: “My dad (Anthony) and brother both played football. I was a
big Saints fan growing up, coming from Louisiana. I see Reggie Bush,
Darren Sproles, Deuce McAllister, guys like that making plays on a
daily basis. It ran in the family too; we were running backs. That’s
what I wanted to be.”
DS: What has been your inspiration to help you overcome any
adversities you’ve faced?
BS: “Definitely, it’s my relationship with Jesus Christ. A lot of
people talk about proving the doubters wrong, that’s cool and fun,
but at the end of the day, whenever you achieve what you want to
achieve, those haters aren’t even there. The people who support
you from the very beginning, they are always going to be there.”
DS: Is social media a big part of your life?
BS: “I try and use it the best I can, just to promote and inspire
and support. I know that is where a lot of negativity lurks, too.”
DS: How did it feel to be drafted by the New Orleans Saints in
the 2018 NFL Draft?
BS: “That was my birthday weekend. I had just got done eating
lunch with my family. I ended up leaving the lunch spot and I got a
call from a 504 number. I was thinking, is this family or something? I
answered and it was (Saints head coach) Sean Payton.”
DS: What is it like working with Darren Sproles and what do you
admire about him?
BS: “His habits, consistency. The consistency is just incredible.
That’s what determines your success in this league. I feel like Darren
Sproles is that, through and through. Every day how he approaches
his diet, the weight room, the film room, practice, he is consistent in
everything he does. You see it on the field. He should be a template
for all the guys.”