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Scott Quessenberry

School

UCLA

Position
Center
Major
Political Science

Classroom

Scott Quessenberry has been a consistently solid student over his years at UCLA, earning Athletic Directors Honor Roll mention for the fall quarter of 2014, winter quarter of 2017 and spring quarter of 2017. He was named honorable mention Academic All-Conference in 2014 and was presented the Coach K Award for Athletic and Academic Balance in 2013.

Character

Quessenberry has been one of the most reliable and dependable student-athletes in the past 30 years at UCLA. He is a stand-up guy with the media and with his teammates and has served as a game captain for the past two seasons. Without a doubt, he has emerged as a team leader over the past two seasons, a player his teammates look to when the going gets tough. He has been the beneficiary of some sage advice from his older brother who plays in the NFL and another older brother who played football at the Naval Academy.

Community

During two seasons, Quessenberry has participated in the Prime Time Games, which is a peer-mentor sports program wherein the TPT students coach and play alongside children with developmental disabilities. He took part in the team’s visit to a Soup Kitchen in a downtown area as part of UCLA’s participation in a bowl game. He was part of a group of team members who helped serve a Thanksgiving meal to a group of homeless people in Los Angeles one season.

In two seasons, Quessenberry was part of a UCLA group that visited a local elementary school where they helped to reinforce the value of education and playing sports as being vital parts of one’s life development. Several times during his years in the program, the football team has welcomed a group of youngsters who are battling terminal cancer (NEGU Kids – Never, Ever Give Up) to a few practices, and he has been one of the key players who has interacted with the kids after practices and in the locker room following some games.

Competition

Quessenberry was named to the first-team All-Pacific 12 Conference squad in 2016. He was named to the watch list for the 2017 Outland Trophy, which honors the nation’s top interior lineman, and the Rimington Trophy, which recognizes the nation’s top performer at the center position. As of nomination time, he has the most starts on the UCLA team with 34 after starting games in all four seasons at UCLA. In 2014, he helped block for the Pac-12’s leading rusher, who produced the second-best rushing total in school history that season.