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Ross Tucker
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Personal information
Date of birth: (1979-03-02) March 2, 1979 (age 40)
Place of birth: Wyomissing, Pennsylvania
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Weight: 310 lb (141 kg)
Career information
College: Princeton
Undrafted in 2001
Debuted in 2001 for the [[{{{debutteam}}}]]
Last played in 2008 for the [[{{{finalteam}}}]]
Career history
Career highlights and awards
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Games played     42
Games started     24
Fumble recoveries     1
Stats at NFL.com

Ross Finch Tucker (born March 2, 1979 in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania) is a former American football offensive lineman, and currently a media personality, entrepreneur, and motivational speaker.

Tucker is a year-round host on SiriusXM NFL Radio, including his own show called The Morning Kickoff which airs 6am-7am EST Monday-Friday and The Opening Drive which airs from 7-11am EST.

He is also a television analyst for the YES Network's This Week in Football and NBC Sports Network's Pro Football Talk.

During the fall Tucker serves as a color commentator for NFL games on Sports USA and for college games on both NBC Sports Network and YES Network.

Tucker also hosts the Ross Tucker Football Podcast for Sports USA.

He was hired by Sporting News as their lead NFL columnist in July of 2013.

Outside of his media pursuits, Tucker is the Co-Founder and CEO of GoBig Recruiting, a service that allows high-school student-athletes to submit their game and highlight videos to colleges online and know when it has been reviewed.

Tucker is also a popular motivational speaker whose message focuses on each individual becoming their own personal best in order to live their life with no regrets.


High school yearsEdit

Tucker attended Wyomissing Area High School in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, and won three varsity letters each in football and basketball. He was all-league at both offensive tackle and defensive end while earning all-county honors at offensive tackle. As a senior basketball player, he averaged 16.1 points and 9.8 rebounds. Tucker was a team captain in both football and basketball and was an outstanding student as well, winning the schools US Army Reserve Scholar-Athlete award.

College yearsEdit

A graduate of Princeton University, Tucker was a four-year starter on the Tigers Ivy League football squad. He started against Colgate University as a freshman at defensive end and in the offseason was moved to right guard where he became a starter his final three years.

Tucker was All-Ivy in 2000 and a two-time Academic All-American at Princeton.

NFL careerEdit

Tucker played for the Washington Redskins, Dallas Cowboys, Buffalo Bills, New England Patriots and Cleveland Browns.

As of March 9, 2007 Tucker re-signed with the Redskins, but was placed on injured reserve after suffering a neck injury. He has stated that he has played his last down of football in the NFL and officially retired in March 2008.[1]

He played in 42 games in his 7-year NFL career, starting 24. In 2003, he was named to the USA Today All-Joe team.

Journalism/broadcasting careerEdit

Toward the end of the 2007-2008 season, Ross Tucker joined Sports Illustrated, writing on the NFL beat for their website.[2]

Ross left Sports Illustrated and joined ESPN as an NFL columnist in September 2010. In July of 2013 Tucker was named the lead NFL columnist for The Sporting News.

He is also the host of the Ross Tucker Football Podcast on Sports USA.

A fill-in and weekend host since 2008, starting with the beginning of the 2010 NFL season Tucker became the Host of The Morning Kickoff with Ross Tucker which aired Monday-Friday from 6am-7am EST. Beginning with the 2011 season, he joined Bob Papa on The Opening Drive from 7am-11am EST on SiriusXM NFL Radio, Channel 88.

Tucker can be seen on television Monday thru Wednesday evenings at 5pm ET on Pro Football Talk on the NBC Sports Network and throughout the week during the fall on the YES Network's This Week in Football show.

He also calls NFL games for Sports USA and NCAA games for both NBC Sports Network and YES Network.

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