|Date of birth:||December 1, 1950|
|Place of birth:||Amarillo, Texas|
|Height:||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight:||200 lb (91 kg)|
|College:||North Texas State|
|NFL Draft:||1973 / Round: 14 / Pick: 355|
|Career NFL statistics as of 1975|
Scales was born in Amarillo, Texas, the son of Hurles and Frankie Mae Scales.
He played college football at the University of North Texas. He earned a bachelor of science degree in Industrial Arts from UNT as well as a master's degree in Education. He is member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
He split the 1974 NFL season between the St. Louis Cardinals (seven games played) and the Chicago Bears (one game played). The following season was his final one in the NFL, as he played in seven games with the Green Bay Packers.
He is co-owner of ACV Water and has served as 1st Vice President of the National Football League Players Association Dallas, Texas Chapter. He has been an advisor at Mountain View College and currently serves as an instructor at the community college.