A school-record-setting quarterback in his first year in a San Jose State uniform, Scott is the returning starter at the position. Rislov was among the top quarterbacks in the WAC and the NCAA last season. He ranked in the top half of conference quarterbacks in passing efficiency and total offense, second and fourth, respectively. In the same categories nationally, he was 24th in total offense and 30th in passing efficiency. Rislov ranked ahead of notable quarterbacks Craig Krenzel of Ohio State in total offense and Eli Manning of Mississippi in passing efficiency.
In 2002, Rislov set three single-season and two single-game school passing records. He surpassed the previous marks for pass completions (243) and passing attempts (415) and posted the best single-season school figure for total offense at 3,264 yards. The season records were due in some part to a record-setting performance against 2002 national champion Ohio State in which he completed 36-of-44 passes – a school record 81.8 completion percentage.
Rislov passed for more than 300 yards three times including a season-high 408 yards in the win over 2001 Big Ten Conference champion Illinois. His other 300-plus yard passing performances came in the UTEP and Louisiana Tech victories. Rislov also became the second quarterback in school history to catch a touchdown pass in a game when he was at the receiving end of a 6-yard touchdown play to open the scoring in the UTEP win.
Scott returned to major college action in the spring of 2002 and was named the number-one quarterback prior to the season-opener against Arkansas State. A 2001 first-team All-Iowa Community College Athletic Conference selection, Rislov is a transfer from Ellsworth College (Coach Chad Hayes). He threw 12 touchdown passes and rushed for four scores. Scott began his major college career at the University of North Dakota in 1999 and redshirted the season. In 2000, he played in six games and completed 55.9 percent of his passes for 245 yards and two touchdowns.
The graduate of Riggs High School in Pierre, S.D. lettered in football (Coach Chad Gusso), basketball and baseball. The two-time all-league quarterback was a 1998 USA Today honorable mention All-America choice. As a senior, he threw for 2,305 yards and 18 touchdowns and rushed for another 14 touchdowns.
Scott has achieved "President’s Scholar" status at San Jose State University and the University of North Dakota. Rislov, a 2002 San Jose State University "Scholar-Athlete" award winner, is the first Spartan football player in a generation to maintain a 4.00 cumulative grade-point average for three semesters. He also is a member of the 2002 WAC "All-Academic" team. Scott was born in Pierre, S.D., on June 29, 1980.
RISLOV’S MAJOR COLLEGE STATISTICS
YEAR NO. YDS. AVG. TD LG
2000...FR (North Dakota) 15 -113 -7.5 0 --
2002...JR (San Jose State) 72 13 0.2 0 25
CAREER 87 -100 -1.1 0 25
YEAR ATT. COMP. INT YDS. TD
2000...FR (North Dakota) 34 19 1 245 2
2002...JR (San Jose State) 449 275 14 3,251 22
CAREER 483 294 15 3,496 24
YEAR NO. YDS. AVG. TD LG
2002...JR (San Jose State) 1 6 6.0 1 6TD