Clarence Scott played at Kansas State from 1968 to 1970, being named All-American after his 1970 season. Scott did not play under legendary coach Bill Snyder. He was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in 1971 in the first round with the 14th overall pick.
In the NFL, Scott was a ball hawk all over the field. He spent his entire career with the Browns playing 186 games over 13 seasons. Scott recorded 39 interceptions, two pick-sixes, and 11 fumble recoveries. The Atlanta native retired with the Browns in 1983.