UConn takes on nationally-ranked FCS team to kick off 2013.
2010: Team captain who saw significant playing time since the 2007 season...started all 13 games in UConn's 2007 BIG EAST title season and nine in 2010...was hampered in 2010 by a reoccurring neck injury suffered in the 2009 opener vs. Ohio (Sept. 5)...had a season-high nine tackles in win at Syracuse (Nov. 20)...had seven tackles in season-opening game at Michigan (Sept. 4) and then missed the next four games...returned to the lineup for BIG EAST play and helped guide the Huskies to their first BCS appearance...an All-BIG EAST Second Team pick in 2008.
2009: Was one of four team captains for 2009...experienced player who struggled with a stinger injury but came back strong as the year progressed...was injured in the opening win over Ohio (Sept. 5) and came back to action briefly in the Pittsburgh game (Oct. 10) before suffering the same injury...returned to the starting lineup against Rutgers (Oct. 31) and made six tackles...had nine tackles vs. Cincinnati (Nov. 7) and then recorded double-digit tackles in final three regular season games with 14 vs. Notre Dame (Nov. 21) and 11 vs. both Syracuse (Nov. 28) and USF (Dec. 5)...also had a great performance in the Papajohns.com Bowl vs. South Carolina (Jan. 2) with a team-high nine tackles and a fumble recovery...earned the Defensive Game Ball for the win vs. USF.
2008: Led the Huskies in tackles with 106 (64-42) at the strongside "Husky" linebacker ... was named Second Team All-BIG EAST Conference ... also had nine tackles for a loss and an interception with six deflections ... had five double-digit tackle games with a season-high 14 vs. South Florida (Nov. 23) ... had 12 tackles in win over Temple (Sept. 6) and was named to BIG EAST Conference Honor Roll for that effort ... led UConn with six tackles vs. Virginia (Sept. 13) and 10 vs. Baylor (Sept. 19) ... had nine tackles in win over BIG EAST champion Cincinnati (Oct. 25) ... contributed six tackles to the UConn International Bowl victory over Buffalo (Jan. 3) ... was named to the BIG EAST All-Academic team for 2008.
2007: Named first-team Freshman All-American ... Started all 13 games at strongside "Husky" linebacker and ranked third on the team with 107 tackles including 62 solo stops ... Recorded eight TFLs, including a sack ... Intercepted four passes, returning a school-record two for touchdowns ... Named the BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week in consecutive weeks vs. Louisville and USF, becoming the first defensive player to do so outright in the league since Nate Webster of Miami in 1999 ... Made nine stops at West Virginia (Nov. 24) including a TFL ... Had 11 tackles against Rutgers (Nov. 3) ... Had eight tackles against USF and returned an interception 23 yards for a touchdown ... Recorded 18 tackles against Louisville (Oct. 19), including a TFL, while making an interception to earn both BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week honors and the defensive game ball ... At Pittsburgh (Sept. 22), recorded nine tackles, one for a loss, and broke up a pass ... Earned the defensive game ball against Maine (Sept. 8) for making six stops, including 1.5 TFLs, and returning an interception 25 yards for a touchdown ... In his collegiate debut at Duke (Sept. 1), made eight tackles, including a TFL, while also intercepting a pass.
2006: Redshirted ... Named the Defensive Scout Team Player of the Week prior to the Syracuse game (Nov. 18) ... Was the star of the 2007 Blue-White Spring Game, making three interceptions, returning one of them 91 yards for a touchdown ... Also made nine tackles, one behind the team leader.
High School: Named All-State by the New Haven Register ... Team captain who also earned All-Area and All-Conference honors ... Had 232 rushes for 2,017 yards in his senior year - good for second in the state ... Also had 15 receptions for 249 yards and four touchdowns ... Returned a kickoff for a touchdown ... On defense, had 63 tackles, a sack and four interceptions, two returned for touchdowns ... Led the state in scoring with 204 points ... Brookfield went 12-1 his senior year, winning the South-West Conference Championship Game and advancing to the state Class SS finals ... Named MVP of the conference championship game ... Also lettered in lacrosse for four years ... Has an overall grade point average of 3.3 and had a 4.0 grade point average in the first quarter of his senior year.
Personal: Scott James Lutrus ... Born on April 23, 1988 ... An economics major
Most Tackles: 18, vs. Louisville, 10/19/07 Most TFLs: 2.5 vs. Baylor, 9/19/08 Most Sacks: 1.5, vs. South Florida, 12/5/09 Most Interceptions: 1, 5x, last vs. Hofstra, 8/28/08 Longest Interception Return: 25 vs. Maine, 9/8/07