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Founder & Chief Executive Officer

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Scott Cunningham Jr. is the owner and founder of Defensive Back University. He grew up in the inner city of downtown Orlando, Florida where his love for sports began at an early age. As a young kid Scott played little league football and basketball. Scott’s saw early on that participating in a number of athletic activities would only help his agility, strength and endurance; assisting him in becoming the athlete he aspired to be. So, while at Dr. Phillips High School he participated in football, basketball, weight lifting, as well as track & field (long jump/high jump, 100 meters, 200 meter & 400 meters). Scott set himself apart from other athletes earning the All-Orange County honors in football and was MVP of the east west Orange County All-star game his senior year. Scott still continues to leave his mark being acknowledges in Dr. Phillips Hall of Fame & Notables.


Scott continued to set himself apart from others earning both an academic and athletic scholarship to Division 1 Tennessee State University. During his freshman year at TSU Scott won an Ohio valley conference (OVC) championship ring in football. His performance on the field earned him all OVC first team his junior and senior year seasons (10 interceptions 1 TD, 30 pass break ups top 5 on team in tackles during collegiate career). Scott also ran track in college. He won the gold medal in the long jump his junior and senior seasons as well as silver in the 4x100 meter relays. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in business Scott signed as a free agent to play defensive back for the Tennessee Titans in the NFL. He also played arena 2 football where he won a championship with the Memphis Xplorers (14 INTS, 2 TDs). He later signed to play arena 1 football with the Las Vegas Gladiators where he led the team in tackles (60 total).  After transitioning from the sports world Scott worked in corporate America for 10 years. During this time, he went back to school to obtain his Master’s in Business Administration. His love for the game and sports never left; coaching little league, flag football and up and coming athletes. Scott decided to leave corporate America to do what he loves full time; Defensive Back University was born.

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