Green Wave battle heat in preparation for 2014 season, defense shines in tough conditions
Defense shines as Green Wave go 64 snaps at the New Orleans Saints Indoor Practice Facility
Quarterback Tanner Lee throws for 139 yards, two scores; Sophomore Richard Allen posts eight stops
Entering his third year at the helm of the program, head coach Curtis Johnson previews the 2014 season
Tulane vs. UAB on Oct. 27, 2012 in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
Career Notes: Three-year letterman has 159 tackles (108 solo, 51 assists), 11.0 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, 10 pass break-ups, three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and a pair of interceptions for his career...played in 33 games with 17 starts...enters fall practice atop the depth chart at strong safety for the second-consecutive season.
2013: Started all 13 games at strong safety as a junior...named second-team All-Louisiana after leading the team with 104 tackles (74 solo, 30 assists) while ranking tied for first in fumble recoveries (2), tied for second in forced fumbles (2), fourth in tackles for loss (9.5), tied for fourth in pass break-ups (8) and tied for eighth in sacks (1.5)...finished tied for fifth in Conference USA in fumble recoveries and tied for sixth in tackles per game (8.0)...ranked tied for 34th in the nation in fumble recoveries and tied for 89th in tackles per game...had double-digit tackle outings on five occasions, including a career-high 18 (14 solo, 4 assists) with two pass break-ups, 1.5 tackles for loss and a forced fumble vs Tulsa (10/26) en route to earning C-USA and Louisiana Defensive Player of the Week as well as Bronko Nagurski National Defensive Player of the Week honors...had 15 tackles (13 solo, 2 assists) and 2.0 tackles for loss to go with a pass break-up vs South Alabama (9/7)...added 13 tackles (10 solo, 3 assists) with his first career sack among 1.5 tackles for loss agaisnt East Carolina (10/12)...logged a career-best four pass break-ups to go with six tackles (4 solo, 2 assists) and a half tackle for loss at Louisiana Tech (9/12)...recorded a pair of 10-tackle outings: 2 solo, 8 assists with a half a sack at FAU (11/2) and 8 solo, 2 assists vs Louisiana-Lafayette in the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl (12/21)...registered eight tackles (5 solo, 3 assists) with a pass break-up at Rice (11/30)...had six tackles (4 solo, 2 assists) with a forced fumble at UTSA (11/9)...tallied four stops four times: 2 solo, 2 assist with a half tackle for loss and a fumble recovery vs Jackson State (8/29), 3 solo, 1 assist with a tackle for loss and a pass break-up at Syracuse (9/21), 4 solo at ULM (9/28) and 3 solo, 1 assist with a tackle for loss and a fumble recovery vs UTEP (11/23)...off the field, was named second-team Capital One Academic All-American and first-team Academic All-District VI while claiming spots on the C-USA Football All-Academic Team, the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll, Tulane's 3.0 Club and the C-USA Academic Medal after posting a cumulative 3.776 GPA.
2012: Saw action in 10 games with a pair of starts - one at free safety and one at strong safety - as a sophomore...finished tied for second on the team in interceptions (2), tied for ninth in pass break-ups (1) and 10th with 32 tackles (21 solo, 11 assists) while posting 1.0 tackle for loss...ranked 14th in Conference USA in interceptions per game (0.20)...tallied double-digit tackle totals twice, including a season-best 12 (10 solo, 2 assists) to go with a pass break-up at Tulsa (9/8)...had 10 stops (7 solo, 3 assists) with a tackle for loss and a forced fumble at Memphis (11/10)...pulled down an interception at Louisiana-Lafayette (10/6) and vs UAB (10/27)...off the field, was a member of the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll, Tulane's 3.0 Club and the Dean's List, claimed C-USA Academic Medal honors for posting a 3.72 GPA and was named to the C-USA All-Academic Football Team.
2011: Played in 10 games with a pair of starts as a true freshman...ranked tied for 11th on the team in pass break-ups (1) while sitting 14th with 23 tackles (13 solo, 10 assists) to go with a half tackle for loss...had a season-high 10 tackles (4 solo, 6 assists), including a half tackle for loss, at Army (10/1) in first career start...added five stops (3 solo, 2 assists) and a pass break-up in a start vs Syracuse (10/8)...posted two-tackle outings vs Tulsa (9/10), at UAB (9/17), at Duke (9/24) and vs Houston (11/10)...off the field, was a member of the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll and Tulane's 3.0 Club while earning C-USA Academic Medal honors courtesy of a 3.82 GPA.
High School: Three-year letterman at St. Thomas More High where he played wide receiver, cornerback, linebacker and punter for coach Jim Hightower...two-star recruit by Rivals.com and Scout.com, and a one-star athlete by ESPN.com...rated the No. 168 safety in the nation by Scout.com while receiving a scout grade of 66 and the No. 151 national ranking at safety by ESPN.com...helped lead the Cougars to a combined 28-9 record, including back-to-back District 4-5A titles and a pair of trips to the state playoffs...named first-team all-district as both a safety and a punter, and was tabbed District Defensive MVP in each of his final two prep seasons...as a senior, named first-team all-state and All-Acadiana MVP after posting 124 tackles, four interceptions and a blocked punt...tabbed second-team All-Acadiana and honorable-mention all-state as a junior after tallying 92 tackles, one pick, four sacks and a pair of blocked punts...also lettered three years in baseball...off the field, was a four-year member of the Gold Cougar Club courtesy of a 3.8 GPA.
Personal: Born Samuel Stewart Scofield on Nov. 19, 1992, in Lafayette, La...son of Bryan and Kelly Scofield...has two brothers, Bryan Jr. and Alex...grandfather, John Scofield, played football at Tulane in 1954...majoring in finance.
Scofield's Career Defensive Statistics