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Tennessee Titans name draft room after Arlington-based scout

The Tennessee Titans honored longtime scout C.O. Brocato by naming the draft room at their Nashville training facility after him. Brocato has resided in Arlington since he served as an assistant coach at UT-Arlington from 1971-74.

“I’ve been in the football business a long time and won coach of the year a few times, but I think this beats it all,” Brocato said. “It’s a great honor. I know not a lot of scouts have something named after them, so it really is nice.”

Brocato enters his 41st season with the organization, having started with the Houston Oilers in 1974 before leaving for a few years to scout for the United States Scouting Combine. The Titans/Oilers franchise has played 599 games with Brocato as an employee.

Brocato earned a spot among the candidates for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s inaugural contributor category in 2014.

Brocato, a star player at Baylor, served as the head coach at Jesuit High School in Louisiana from 1958-67, earning coach of the year honors in 1967 when his team finished 13-0 in AA play. In 1968, he became defensive coordinator at Northern Arizona before taking the same position at UTA for the 1971 season.

Charean Williams, 817-390-7760

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