Jyles Tucker

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Jyles Tucker
No. -- – Free agent
Position: Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1983-09-18) September 18, 1983 (age 34)
Place of birth: Dover, New Jersey
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight: 258 lb (117 kg)
Career information
College: Wake Forest
Undrafted: 2007
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
  • Honorable mention All-ACC (2006)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2009
Tackles: 53
Sacks: 9.0
INTs: 0
Player stats at NFL.com

Jyles Christopher Tucker (born September 18, 1983 in Dover, New Jersey) is an American football linebacker who is currently a free agent. He was originally signed by the San Diego Chargers as an undrafted free agent in 2007. He played college football at Wake Forest. Tucker has also played for the Carolina Panthers.

Early years[edit]

His hometown is Dover, New Jersey, but Tucker played high school football at Morristown-Beard School, and a post-graduate season at Hargrave Military Academy.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Tucker was one of five nominees for the Diet Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week award in Week 17. He recorded three tackles, three sacks and two forced fumbles and a touchdown in the Chargers' 30–17 win over the Oakland Raiders.

Tucker was awarded the Week 17 AFC Defensive player of the week for his performance against the Oakland Raiders.

On August 25, 2008, it was announced that the Chargers re-signed Tucker for 5 years at a reported $14 million.

On July 28, 2011, he was released by San Diego.[2]


  1. ^ Jyles Tucker Archived 2007-10-20 at the Wayback Machine., San Diego Chargers. Accessed November 21, 2007.
  2. ^ Rosenthal, Gregg. "Release Tracker". Pro Football Talk. Retrieved 29 July 2011. 

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