Bob Tucker (American football)

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Bob Tucker
Date of birth (1945-06-08) June 8, 1945 (age 71)
Place of birth Hazleton, Pennsylvania
Career information
Position(s) Tight end
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 230 lb (100 kg)
College Bloomsburg
Career history
As player
1970–1977 New York Giants
1977–1980 Minnesota Vikings
Career stats

Robert Louis "Bob" Tucker (born June 8, 1945 in Hazleton, Pennsylvania) is a former professional American football player in the National Football League. A 6'3", 230 lbs. tight end from Bloomsburg University, Tucker played for 11 seasons from 1970-1980 for the New York Giants and the Minnesota Vikings. In 1971, he led the NFC in pass receptions. Tucker caught more passes than any other tight end in the 1970s. [1] Tucker is the most productive tight end never to make the Pro Bowl.

Tucker is one of the few Giants to play for the team in four different home stadiums: Yankee Stadium (1970 through the first two home games of 1973); the Yale Bowl (last five home games of 1973 and all of 1974); Shea Stadium (1975) and Giants Stadium (1976–77).

Prior to joining the NFL, Tucker played for several seasons in the Atlantic Coast Football League, including the Pottstown Firebirds and the Lowell Spinners.[1]

Tucker lived in Lincroft, a neighborhood in Middletown Township, New Jersey.[2]

Bob Tucker was inducted into the American Football Association's Semi Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1982

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  1. ^ Dr. Ken (September 2013). ONE DEFINITION OF "MINOR LEAGUE" FOOTBALL, PART TWO Archived March 4, 2016, at the Wayback Machine.. Retrieved September 10, 2015.
  2. ^ Harvin, Al. "An Offseason Game; New Jersey Sports", The New York Times, January 12, 1973. Accessed November 16, 2008. "Some of the other Jersey residents on the team, according to Davis, are Bob Tucker, the New York Giants' tight end from Lincroft; Phil Villapiano, Oakland Raider linebacker from Ocean Township, and Ron Johnson, Giant running back, now a resident of Fort Lee."

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