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Karl Scott

Defensive Backs Coach


Karl Scott will serve as the defensive backs coach in his 1st season with the Vikings and 1st in the NFL in 2021. Scott most recently served as Alabama's cornerbacks coach from 2018-20.

In 2020, Scott helped Alabama to a national championship title as the defense allowed just 19.4 points per game, ranking 13th in the nation. The Crimson Tide ranked third in the SEC in pass defense and opposing quarterbacks completed just 58.1% of passes, throwing 12 interceptions. Alabama finished the 2020 season leading the SEC in pass efficiency defense and scoring defense. Under Scott's guidance, CB Patrick Surtain II led the SEC with 13 passes defended and 12 pass breakups, en route to being tabbed a unanimous All-American.

Scott tutored 2020 second round NFL draftee Trevon Diggs on one side and Surtain II on the other while senior Shyheim Carter manned the star position in 2019. Diggs picked off three passes and recorded 37 tackles and eight pass breakups. Surtain II made 42 stops with two interceptions, three forced fumbles and eight deflections, while Carter added 43 tackles and seven pass breakups. Under Scott's direction, Alabama ranked fourth nationally and first in the SEC in pass efficiency defense (109.75), finishing with 17 interceptions and 50 pass breakups.