Tucker Frederickson

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Tucker Frederickson
No. 24
Position: Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1943-01-12) January 12, 1943 (age 72)
Place of birth: Hollywood, Florida
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High school: Hollywood (FL) South Broward
College: Auburn
NFL draft: 1965 / Round: 1 / Pick: 1
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • Pro Bowl (1965)
  • SEC MVP 1964
  • 2x Jacobs Blocking Trophy
  • All-American (1964)
  • All-SEC (1964)
Career NFL statistics
Stats at NFL.com
Stats at pro-football-reference.com

Ivan Charles "Tucker" Frederickson (born January 12, 1943) is a former American football running back for the New York Giants of the NFL. Frederickson attended South Broward High School then moved on to Auburn University, and was a two-way player with the Tigers football team (averaging 4.4 yards per carry on offense and leading the team in interceptions as a safety on defense). In 1964, he won the Jacobs Award as the best blocking back in the Southeastern Conference and was a runner up in the Heisman Trophy race. Coach Shug Jordan called him "the most complete football player I've ever seen". He was an All-American in 1964. Frederickson was the first overall pick in the 1965 NFL Draft having been selected by the New York Giants, with whom he played until a knee injury forced his retirement in 1971 (six total playing seasons). Frederickson was inducted in the College Football Hall of Fame in 1994.

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