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|Born:||April 28, 1979|
|Height:||6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)|
|Weight:||250 lb (113 kg)|
|High school:||Oxnard (CA) Rio Mesa|
|NFL Draft:||2002 / Round: 5 / Pick: 143|
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Scott Anthony Fujita (; born April 28, 1979) is a former American football linebacker in the National Football League (NFL), and current Head of School at All Saints' Day School. He was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the fifth round of the 2002 NFL Draft. He played 11 seasons for the Chiefs, Dallas Cowboys, New Orleans Saints and Cleveland Browns. He was a member of the 2009 Saints team that won Super Bowl XLIV, defeating the Indianapolis Colts. He played college football at California.
On January 30, 2019, All Saints' Day School announced Fujita as its Head of School. Fujita holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a minor in Business Administration, and a Master of Arts in Education from the University of California, Berkeley, where he graduated with honors. 
Scott Fujita was adopted as an infant by Rodney Fujita, who is a third-generation Japanese-American, and his wife Helen, who is white. Rodney was born at the Gila River War Relocation Center in Phoenix, Arizona where his father Nagao, a 442nd Infantry Regiment combat veteran who later became an attorney, was one of many Japanese-Americans whose family was interned during World War II. Fujita grew up in a traditional Japanese household, celebrating Japanese festivals and holidays, and considers himself "half-Japanese at heart".
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|6 ft in
|10 ft 2 in
|All values from NFL Combine|
Fujita was selected in the fifth round (143th) of the 2002 NFL Draft by the Kansas City Chiefs and became a starter midway his rookie season. The next year, he started all 16 games and led the team with 151 tackles (fifth most in club history), while also recording 4 sacks, 6 passes defensed, one forced fumble and one interception.
In 2004, although he led the team with 112 tackles, he is best remembered for a devastating hit to LaDainian Tomlinson near the sideline of a Kansas City / San Diego contest. After the hit, Fujita recovered the ball before it went out of bounds and proved to be a turning point in the game.
In 2005, after the Chiefs selected linebacker Derrick Johnson with its first-round pick and also signed linebacker Kendrell Bell, Fujita asked for a trade and was sent to the Dallas Cowboys in exchange for a 2006 sixth round selection and a 2007 conditional selection. In three seasons, he registered 326 tackles and 9 1/2 sacks.
In the 2005 season, he played in 16 games and became the left outside linebacker starter for the last 8, after Al Singleton was placed on the injured reserve list. He recorded 58 tackles, 2 sacks and 2 forced fumbles. He was declared a free agent at the end of the season.
On March 13, 2006, he signed with the New Orleans Saints, reuniting with former Dallas Cowboys offensive coordinator, now head coach Sean Payton. He was the first free agent to join the Saints when they returned to New Orleans after their year-long absence in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
Fujita was named defensive captain of the 2007 Saints. In Week 1 of the 2008 season, Fujita caught a crucial game-winning interception in the very end against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In the 2009 season, he earned a Super Bowl ring as a member of the Saints team that won Super Bowl XLIV on February 7, 2010, defeating the Indianapolis Colts 31-17 to win the team's first league championship.
Fujita was a free agent after the 2009 season, and on March 7, 2010, he signed a contract worth $14 million over three years, including $8 million in guaranteed money with the Cleveland Browns, who coveted his leadership qualities. In September, he was elected one of the Browns' defensive captains for the 2010 season. Through nine games, Fujita was second on the team in tackles and sacks, but he was injured in a November 14 game against the New York Jets and was expected to be out of action for an extended period. Fujita was suspended by the NFL for the first 3 games of the 2012 season because of his alleged participation in the Saints' bounty scandal. On September 7, his suspension was lifted.
On October 9, 2012, four weeks and three days after an internal appeals panel vacated suspensions imposed on Fujita, Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma, Saints defensive end Will Smith, and free-agent defensive end Anthony Hargrove, the league re-issued the discipline, with reductions to the suspensions of Fujita and Hargrove. Vilma's suspension remained a full season, and Smith's remained four games. Fujita's suspension was reduced from three games to one, and Hargrove's reduced from eight games to seven. After Week 6 against the New York Giants, Fujita was placed on injured reserve after injuring his neck, ending his season.
Former commissioner Paul Tagliabue eventually exonerated Fujita of all culpability and wrongdoing in the Saints pay-for-play scandal, vacating his suspension and clearing his record.
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On April 22, 2013, Fujita signed a one-day contract with the New Orleans Saints while in Machu Picchu with his former teammate Steve Gleason, announcing his retirement immediately after. In August 2013, Fujita joined the new Fox Sports 1 sports network as an analyst on its Fox Football Daily program.
In 2018 Fujita became the Athletic Director of All Saints Day School, in Carmel, California, where he had been a parent for years. In 2019 he was selected and currently serves as Head of School after entering the vetting process with 38 candidates from across the United States.
Fujita is married with three children; he and his family have a home in Carmel Valley, California. He is politically liberal, and has gone on record as a supporter of women's rights and gay rights as well as an advocate for adoption, wetlands preservation, and other causes; he was named the Saints "Man of the Year" in 2009 for his charitable activities.
Fujita comes from a family of teachers and he's ready for this next big role.
Scott Fujita has been an integral part of the school for the past 7 years, first as a parent, then Board member, and most recently as part of the faculty.
"I feel fortunate to join that team," Fujita said. "And to be able to go outside on that beautiful campus and experience the physical surroundings with those kids, it's a dream job."