Stocker with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2012
|No. 88 – Tennessee Titans|
July 17, 1988 |
|Height:||6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)|
|Weight:||253 lb (115 kg)|
|High school:||Berea (KY) Madison Southern|
|NFL Draft:||2011 / Round: 4 / Pick: 104|
|Career NFL statistics as of 2017|
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). He played college football at Tennessee, and was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the fourth round of the 2011 NFL Draft.
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.
Stocker played tight end for the Tennessee Volunteers.
|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
|4.68 s||1.62 s||2.72 s||4.40 s||7.03 s||33 in
|9 ft 7 in
|All values from the NFL Combine|
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
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.
On November 28, 2017, Stocker was released by the Buccaneers.
Stocker is married to Diane Stocker and the couple has a son, Liam. He was named Academic All-State in football and basketball.
- Luke Stocker, DS #3 TE, Tennessee, retrieved June 16, 2013
- Smith, Scott (March 9, 2015). "Bucs Re-Sign Four Pending Free Agents". Buccaneers.com. Retrieved July 9, 2017.
- Smith, Scott (November 28, 2017). "Bucs Waive Stocker, Tapp". Buccaneers.com.
- Wyatt, Jim (December 4, 2017). "Titans Place DaQuan Jones on IR, Sign TE Luke Stocker". TitansOnline.com.