Luke Stocker

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Luke Stocker
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Stocker with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2012
No. 88 – Tennessee Titans
Position: Tight end/Fullback
Personal information
Born: (1988-07-17) July 17, 1988 (age 29)
Lexington, Kentucky
Height: 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight: 253 lb (115 kg)
Career information
High school: Berea (KY) Madison Southern
College: Tennessee
NFL Draft: 2011 / Round: 4 / Pick: 104
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career NFL statistics as of 2017
Receptions: 53
Receiving yards: 412
Receiving touchdowns: 3
Player stats at NFL.com

Lucas Aaron "Luke" Stocker (July 17, 1988) is an American football tight end and fullback for the Tennessee Titans of the National Football League (NFL).[1] He played college football at Tennessee, and was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the fourth round of the 2011 NFL Draft.

Early life[edit]

Stocker was born on July 17, 1988 in Berea, Kentucky. He attended Madison Southern High School in Berea where he was an honor student and three-year starter.

College career[edit]

Stocker played tight end for the Tennessee Volunteers.

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
6 ft 5 in
(1.96 m)
258 lb
(117 kg)
33 in
(0.84 m)
10 in
(0.25 m)
4.68 s 1.62 s 2.72 s 4.40 s 7.03 s 33 in
(0.84 m)
9 ft 7 in
(2.92 m)
27 reps
All values from the NFL Combine[1]

Tampa Bay Buccaneers[edit]

Stocker was selected in the fourth round, 104th overall, by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 2011 NFL Draft and signed his contract worth four years on July 28, 2011. Stocker suffered his first injury on the first day he practiced, and was out for a few weeks recovering from a hip injury. He caught his first career pass against the Minnesota Vikings on September 18, 2011 for a 17-yard gain. He finished the season with 12 receptions for 92 yards and no touchdowns.

During the 2012 season under new head coach Greg Schiano, Stocker saw some slight improvement in play. He also was praised for being a good interior blocker but again had a season shortened by injuries. He finished his sophomore campaign with 16 receptions for 165 yards and 1 touchdown.

Stocker was injured during the 2013 season having been on injured reserve. No receptions recorded for the 2013 season.

2014 saw Stocker be healthy for a majority of the season only missing 2 games late in the season due to a concussion. Though his receiving stats were a low 7 receptions for 41 yards and no touchdowns his game took a turn in a more positive direction as an interior blocker as well as moving to Fullback in place of a suspended and injured Javorskie Lane. His ability to be an effective lead blocker earned great praise and a new role as a blocking full back after the team let last years lead blocking machine Erik Lorig go via free agency. He also was a solid special teams contributor.

On March 9, 2015, after a strong performance at full back and on special teams, the Buccaneers signed Stocker to a three-year contract extension.[2]

On November 28, 2017, Stocker was released by the Buccaneers.[3]

Tennessee Titans[edit]

Stocker with the Titans in 2017

On December 4, 2017, Stocker signed a two-year contract with the Tennessee Titans.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Stocker is married to Diane Stocker and the couple has a son, Liam. He was named Academic All-State in football and basketball.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Luke Stocker, DS #3 TE, Tennessee, retrieved June 16, 2013 
  2. ^ Smith, Scott (March 9, 2015). "Bucs Re-Sign Four Pending Free Agents". Buccaneers.com. Retrieved July 9, 2017. 
  3. ^ Smith, Scott (November 28, 2017). "Bucs Waive Stocker, Tapp". Buccaneers.com. 
  4. ^ Wyatt, Jim (December 4, 2017). "Titans Place DaQuan Jones on IR, Sign TE Luke Stocker". TitansOnline.com. 

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