Ross Tucker

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Ross Tucker
No. 65, 68, 69
Position: Guard / Center
Personal information
Date of birth: (1979-03-02) March 2, 1979 (age 36)
Place of birth: Wyomissing, Pennsylvania
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight: 310 lb (141 kg)
Career information
College: Princeton
Undrafted: 2001
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Games played: 42
Games started: 24
Fumble recoveries: 1
Stats at

Ross Finch Tucker (born March 2, 1979 in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania) is a former American football offensive lineman, and currently a media personality, entrepreneur, and motivational speaker.

Tucker is the host of the popular Ross Tucker Football Podcast as well as the Fantasy Feast: Eatin, Even Money, and The College Draft podcasts all available at

He is also a studio television analyst for the NBC Sports Network's Fantasy Football Live.

Tucker is also a year-round host on SiriusXM NFL Radio, including his own show called The Morning Kickoff which airs 6am-7am EST Monday-Friday and The Opening Drive which airs from 7-11am EST.

During the fall, Tucker serves as a color commentator for NFL games on Westwood One as well as college games for NBC Sports Network.

He also writes a weekly NFL column for Sports on Earth [1].

Outside of his media pursuits, Tucker is the co-founder and CEO of Go Big Recruiting, LLC, a service that allows high-school student-athletes to submit their videos to college coaches online and know when it has been reviewed.

Tucker is also a very popular motivational speaker whose message focuses on each individual becoming their own personal best in order to live their life with no regrets.

High school years[edit]

Tucker attended Wyomissing Area High School in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, and won three varsity letters each in football and basketball. He was all-league at both offensive tackle and defensive end while earning all-county honors at offensive tackle. As a senior basketball player, he averaged 16.1 points and 9.8 rebounds while making 24 three point shots. Tucker was a team captain in both football and basketball and was an outstanding student as well, winning the school's US Army Reserve Scholar-Athlete award

College years[edit]

A graduate of Princeton University, Tucker was a four-year starter on the Tigers Ivy League football squad. He started against Colgate University as a freshman at defensive end and in the offseason was moved to right guard where he became a starter his final three years.

Tucker was All-Ivy in 2000 and a two-time Academic All-American at Princeton.

NFL career[edit]

Tucker played for the Washington Redskins, Dallas Cowboys, Buffalo Bills, New England Patriots, and Cleveland Browns.

As of March 9, 2007, Tucker re-signed with the Redskins, but was placed on injured reserve after suffering a neck injury. He has stated that he had played his last down of football in the NFL and officially retired in March 2008.[1]

He played in 42 games in his 7-year NFL career, starting 24. In 2003, he was named to the USA Today All-Joe team.

Journalism/broadcasting career[edit]

Toward the end of the 2007-2008 season, Ross Tucker joined Sports Illustrated, writing on the NFL beat for their website.[2]

Ross left Sports Illustrated and joined ESPN as an NFL columnist in September 2010. In July 2013, Tucker was named the lead NFL columnist for The Sporting News. He now writes for Sports on Earth.

Tucker is the host of the popular Ross Tucker Football Podcast available at In 2014, he also added the Fantasy Feast: Eatin and Even Money podcasts to his offerings at In 2015 The College Draft was added as well.

A fill-in and weekend host since 2007, starting with the beginning of the 2010 NFL season Tucker became the Host of The Morning Kickoff with Ross Tucker which aired Monday-Friday from 6am-7am EST. Beginning with the 2011 season, he joined Bob Papa on The Opening Drive from 7am-11am EST on SiriusXM NFL Radio, Channel 88.

Tucker can be seen on television Tuesday thru Thursday evenings most weeks at 6:30pm ET on Fantasy Football Live on the NBC Sports Network.

He calls NFL games for Westwood One as well as NCAA games for NBC Sports Network.


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