Stuckey played as both a wingman and half back during his career and was the first captain of the VFL team Essendon. By leading his side to the premiership in 1897, the inaugural VFL season, he thus became the first VFL premiership captain. He remained captain until the end of the 1900 season and was a premiership player again in 1901. During his career he represented Victoria at interstate football.
A talented sportsman, in addition to his football career, Stuckey also played first class cricket for Victoria and, in 1897 (the year he captained Essendon to its first VFL premiership) he won the 130-yard Stawell Gift, in 12.2 seconds, off a handicap of 12 yards.
In 2010, Stuckey was inducted into the Essendon Hall of Fame.