Eagles Q&A: Boston Scott’s talent extends beyond the football field originally appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia
Each week during the 2022 regular season, we’re going through the Eagles’ media guide and they serve as a good way to meet the player behind the helmet.
The Eagles’ PR interns do a great job of filling out these little oddities in the media guide and they serve as a good way to meet the player behind the helmet.
This week, we chatted with running back Boston Scott, whose bio says he’s surprisingly good at: “I play a lot of instruments.”
Me: What do you play?
Scott: I was in the band growing up. In middle school, I didn’t make the team and I wasn’t playing football for the 6th grade year. I’ve had a bunch of musicians in my family. My little sister is 100 times more talented than me. She actually composes music and just recently had a piece of work played at a museum in Tampa. So she’s a pretty big deal. My grandma also, she played piano, she led the choir in church. My aunt, my dad, we had a lot of musicians in the family.
One of the things my parents always told me, don’t limit yourself and put yourself in a box. Try different things, do different things. Music is one of the things I’ve explored. I started off with trombone, I played that, played in the jazz band in high school. Couldn’t really march because I played football.
Me: Double duty.
Scott: Some people do double duty but I wasn’t about that life. But, yeah, I did trombone and I just kind of mess around with other instruments, guitar, piano. I only know like one song on piano. But I play around on guitar. I have an electric guitar back at home. It’s something that I just like to do as a hobby. It eases my mind.
Me: That’s cool. How much younger is your sister than you?
Scott: My sister is 3 years younger that me.
Me: So were you guys like growing up, playing together?
Scott: Yeah, we were in the choir together. She was in the youth choir with me at one point. But she definitely stuck with music. I went the sports route. She stuck with the music, she’s done an incredible job. She went to a jazz festival where our jazz band from high school was performing at UMass and she was offered a scholarship on the spot. So she’s a highly talented individual.
Me: That’s cool. So do you still mess around with it in down time?
Scott: I do in downtime. Obviously, with Dignitas I haven’t had much time.
Me: Yeah, you’ve got a lot going on.
Scott: Yeah, but I’ll definitely just pick it up and play around a little bit.
Me: If you pick it up now, what are you going to?
Scott: I just like playing on the acoustic. What would I play? I don’t know. Some church-type stuff.
Me: Yeah, but the acoustic, you can play that by yourself. Because the trombone …
Scott: Yeah, the trombone. If you’re special you can make it a solo. But it’s tough unless you’re in a group setting.
Me: Cool, man. I didn’t know that about you.
Scott: Yeah, man. The more you can do.
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