Reggie Rucker

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Reggie Rucker
Reggie Rucker.jpg
Rucker at the 2011 Greater Cleveland Sports Awards
No. 88, 83, 33
Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1947-09-21) September 21, 1947 (age 67)
Place of birth: Washington, D. C.
Career information
High school: Washington (DC) Anacostia
College: Boston University
Undrafted in 1970
Debuted in 1970 for the Dallas Cowboys
Last played in 1981 for the Cleveland Browns
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Receptions 447
Receiving yards 7,065
Receiving TDs 44
Stats at NFL.com

Reginald Joseph Rucker (born September 21, 1947) is a former professional American football player. Rucker played in twelve National Football League seasons from 1970–1981, primarily for the Cleveland Browns.[1][2] He played college football for Boston University.

Rucker has been a part of the Cleveland media since his retirement. He was a color analyst for the Cleveland Indians baseball team from 1982-1984. (It was believed that since Rucker was a popular player with the Browns, his presence would increase the ratings for Indians broadcasts on WUAB Channel 43.) He also served as an analyst for NBC's NFL coverage from 1983-1988.[3]

Rucker then hosted a nightly sports talk show on the then new WKNR AM 1220 (since moved to 850) in the early 1990s.

After a hiatus, Rucker returned to the Cleveland airwaves as a football analyst for WEWS Channel 5 covering both the Browns and the Buckeyes since 2004.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rucker Retires After 12 Years". Youngstown Vindicator. September 3, 1982. Retrieved October 25, 2010. 
  2. ^ "SPORTS PEOPLE; Back Afflictions". New York Times. September 3, 1982. Retrieved October 25, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Alzado joins NBC team; Rucker, Randolph booted". USA Today. July 17, 1989. Retrieved October 25, 2010.