|No. 65, 68, 69|
|Position:||Guard / Center|
|Date of birth:||March 2, 1979|
|Place of birth:||Wyomissing, Pennsylvania|
|Height:||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Weight:||310 lb (141 kg)|
|Career NFL statistics|
|Stats at NFL.com|
Tucker is the host of the popular Ross Tucker Football Podcast as well as the Fantasy Feast: Eatin, Even Money, and The College Draft podcasts all available at RossTucker.com.
He is also a studio television analyst for the NBC Sports Network's Fantasy Football Live.
Tucker is also 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 also writes a weekly NFL column for Sports on Earth .
Outside of his media pursuits, Tucker is the co-founder and CEO of Go Big Recruiting, LLC, a service that allows high-school student-athletes to submit their videos to college coaches online and know when it has been reviewed.
Tucker is also a very popular motivational speaker whose message focuses on each individual becoming their own personal best in order to live their life with no regrets. RossTucker.com.
- High school years 1
- College years 2
- NFL career 3
- Journalism/broadcasting career 4
- References 5
- External links 6
High school years
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 while making 24 three point shots. Tucker was a team captain in both football and basketball and was an outstanding student as well, winning the school's US Army Reserve Scholar-Athlete award
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.
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 had played his last down of football in the NFL and officially retired in March 2008.
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.
Toward the end of the 2007-2008 season, Ross Tucker joined Sports Illustrated, writing on the NFL beat for their website.
Ross left Sports Illustrated and joined ESPN as an NFL columnist in September 2010. In July 2013, Tucker was named the lead NFL columnist for The Sporting News. He now writes for Sports on Earth.
Tucker is the host of the popular Ross Tucker Football Podcast available at RossTucker.com. In 2014, he also added the Fantasy Feast: Eatin and Even Money podcasts to his offerings at RossTucker.com. In 2015 The College Draft was added as well.
A fill-in and weekend host since 2007, 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 Tuesday thru Thursday evenings most weeks at 6:30pm ET on Fantasy Football Live on the NBC Sports Network.
- SI.com - Writers - Peter King: First-hand account of what it's like to get cut from an NFL team - Monday September 3, 2007 2:02PM
- SI.com - Writers - Ross Tucker: When the stakes are high, game goes to a new level - Tuesday January 8, 2008 1:55PM
- Ross Tucker's columns at The Sporting News
- Ross Tucker's column at Sports USA
- Ross Tucker on Twitter
- A brief article written by Tucker, for Peter King of Sports Illustrated.
- Go Big Recruiting Ross' post-NFL project.