LOS ANGELES — As the Rams Vice President of Sports Medicine and Performance, Reggie Scott is a permanent fixture behind the scenes and on the field. 

However, it's not often you'll see him up close and in front of a camera. 

What You Need To Know

  • February is known throughout the country as Black History Month, a special time to honor and celebrate Black Americans' achievements

  • This year, the Rams put together a special storytelling series highlighting personnel within their organization

  • Reggie Scott, the Rams vice president of sports medicine and performance, is one of the few Black men in the NFL to hold his role

  • Scott hopes that by telling his story, he can continue to spread awareness and inspire others, and celebrate diversity in sports and beyond

"Taking the pictures, I am thinking this is way too much attention on me," he said. "I was starting to get uncomfortable."

But as a head athletic trainer, helping others is in his DNA, and that's exactly what the photos were meant to do: help and inspire others. 

"The story is not about me, it's about us and we," Scott said. "When the Rams asked me to do this project, the first thing I thought was it's a responsibility to pay it forward."

During February, to celebrate and honor Black History Month, the Los Angeles Rams reached out to local Black artists like Max Hemphill, hoping to share stories from within their own team and spark conversations throughout the community. 

For Hemphill, the call out from the Rams was an overwhelming "yes." 

"I feel like we have a duty to uplift each other," Hemphill said. "I'm just so proud to be a part of Black history and use my gifts."

Like Scott, Hemphill has seen firsthand throughout his own career that the power of representation in the industry is immeasurable, he said. 

His hope by taking these photos of Scott and helping with the larger Black History Month initiative was to show others, whether in sports or the creative field, that they too can achieve their goals. 

"I really do feel that what you radiate is what you give back," he said. "Honestly, it sounds a bit cliché, but I really want people to take a bit of inspiration."

It's a very similar story to Scott, who is one of the few Black men in the NFL to serve in his role. He didn't see many people who looked like him coming up through the ranks in the league. 

"People ask me all the time, who'd you look up to in athletic training," Scott said. "I'm like, I looked up to Allen Iverson and Michael Jordan. I mean, I didn't know a Reggie Scott out there. I didn't see that." 

The Rams hoped to celebrate diversity and spread awareness through a unique photo and video series on their community page. 

People can walk away inspired to make a change by looking through the photos and reading the stories behind their team personnel. 

"I don't know how many times people say there's nothing like being inspired by people like you in these positions," Scott said. "It truly gives hope."

And he is the perfect example. Even just working with Hemphill to take his photos, he said he was encouraged as well. 

"When I saw the picture, I was like, 'Oh, my gosh. This is an elite picture; it was perfect," Scott said. "It was so inspiring to see his path and his craft."