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Brad Elliott Scioli (born September 6, 1976) is a former American football defensive end for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League (NFL).

Brad Scioli
No. 99
Position:Defensive end / Defensive tackle
Personal information
Born: (1976-09-06) September 6, 1976 (age 42)
Bridgeport, Pennsylvania
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:277 lb (126 kg)
Career information
High school:King of Prussia (PA) Upper Merion
College:Penn State
NFL Draft:1999 / Round: 5 / Pick: 138
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

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College careerEdit

Scioli attended Penn State University, playing defensive end for coach Joe Paterno. Following a senior campaign in 1998 where he recorded ten sacks he was named the outstanding senior member of the Penn State team.[1] Scioli was also named defensive player of the game at the 1999 Hula Bowl college all-star game.[2] Scioli spent a season playing Tight end while in college.

Scioli earned a bachelor's degree in Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Management from Penn State.

Professional careerEdit

Scioli was drafted as the 138th overall pick by the Indianapolis Colts in the fifth round of the 1999 NFL Draft and played for the team from 1999 to 2006. He recorded 15 sacks in his six-year career, with a high of 7 sacks in 2002. He was drafted with a fifth round draft selection acquired from St. Louis for the Colt's star running back Marshall Faulk (also included in the deal was a 2nd round pick used on LB Mike Peterson). Scioli retired in 2004 due to injuries.

Personal lifeEdit

After retiring from football with a shoulder injury, Brad went back to school at West Chester University where he got his certification to teach. He then got a master's degree in Education Development & Strategies at Wilkes University. He then moved back to his home town of Bridgeport, Pennsylvania, which is in the Upper Merion Area School District. Following his move, in 2007 he began teaching Health and Physical Education at Upper Merion Area High School. He is married and he has two daughters.

Lawsuit against the NFLEdit

In December 2011, Scioli was part of a group of 11 other professional players who filed a lawsuit against the NFL. The players and their attorneys alleged that the League failed to properly treat head injuries in spite of prevailing medical evidence and the prevalent use of Toradol administered by the team to the players as a pain-masking agent, leading the players to develop effects of brain injury.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.personal.psu.edu/dept/psusportsinfo/football/1998/120798scioli.html
  2. ^ http://www.personal.psu.edu/dept/psusportsinfo/football/1998/012599scioli.html
  3. ^ "Seeger Weiss Represents Former NFL Players in Concussion Lawsuit". Seeger Weiss LLP. Retrieved 2012-03-25.