Finally received full bill of health last year and responded with his best season as a Bear ... an athletic offensive guard who overcame earlier knee problems to earn All-Pac-10 honorable mention honors in 2001 ... named a 2002 preseason second team All-Pac-10 guard by The Sporting News ... played solidly despite knee pain in 2000 ... has started majority of last three seasons ... had arthroscopic surgery on his knee during summer of 2000 and was never 100 percent during his sophomore campaign ... ... "Scott is a very good player," said offensive line coach Jim Michalczik. "He uses great leverage and is very athletic. We look forward to working with him to improve his strength and size, areas which could make him a dominating player." ... 2001 ... was perhaps Cal's most consistent performer on offensive line ... started all 11 games at right guard ... was given the team's Brick Muller Award as the most valuable offensive lineman ... 2000 ... missed entire preseason camp recovering from arthroscopic knee surgery during the summer ... sat out the Utah opener entirely, but came off the bench to play well at Illinois and started the rest of the season ... graded at 90 percent or better in five games ... best games were when he graded at 95 percent at Washington and 92 percent vs. Oregon and Stanford ... 1999 ... pulled down third team Freshman All-America honors as named by The Sporting News ... did not play in the season-opener as the coaching staff contemplated a possible redshirt season ... played some at Nebraska and then was inserted into Cal's starting line-up in the Pac-10 opener vs. Arizona State ... made eight starts down the stretch, missing only the Washington State game with a pulled hamstring.
High School/Personal: Matriculated from an accomplished Loyola HS program that he helped to a 12-1 record as a junior ... received five votes in the Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West poll ... earned first team Del Rey League and Central City honors as a senior ... also was a second team all-state selection ... a SuperPrep Far West selection, rating as the No. 75 overall prospect in the region ... also a PrepStar all-region selection ... intended cognitive science major ... parents are Richard, who is 6-7, and Theresa Tercero ... born Oct. 28, 1981 in Whittier, CA