Tucker Frederickson

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Tucker Frederickson
No. 24
Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1943-01-12) January 12, 1943 (age 71)
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
Debuted in 1965 for the New York Giants
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
Stats at DatabaseFootball.com

Ivan Charles "Tucker" Frederickson (born January 12, 1943 in Hollywood, Florida) was an 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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