Justin Tucker Celebrity LifeBorn on the 21st of November, 1989, Justin Paul Tucker is a placekicker in American football, who has made a name for himself in the National Football League, commonly known as the NFL, playing for the Baltimore Ravens.
While in college, he played football representing the University of Texas and got selected and picked to play for the Baltimore Ravens in the year 2012 as an undrafted free agent.
His great success and acclaim come from his superior skills and accuracy as a placekicker, being the most accurate placekicker in the history of the NFL.
Tucker received his formal high school education in Austin, Texas, graduating from the Westlake High School. While at Westlake, he used to play alongside Nick Foles.
Foles is the current quarterback representing the Chicago Bears. In the year 2008, Tucker also got selected to play in the U.S Army, All-American Bowl.
He went on to study at the University of Texas, where he joined their local football team, the Texas Longhorns.
One of his most highlighting moments in football career has to be the field goal that won the University of Texas the game, which he kicked just at the end of playing time, thereby concluding an intense and fierce rivalry of 118 games between the University of Texas and the Texas A&M.
Texas was ranked 25 at the time and won the game 27-25. During his college life, Tucker received a major in Music and also secured a degree for himself in Recording Technology.
During 2012’s NFL Draft, Tucker was an undrafted free agent, after none of the 32 teams picked him. However, despite all odds, the Baltimore Ravens proceeded to sign him up on the 29th of May, 2012.
He was asked to start camping and working out for the Baltimore Ravens alongside Billy Cundiff, fellow placekicker.
Tucker has played six consecutive seasons representing the Baltimore Ravens and has a career statistic of 128 games played with 265 field-goals made.
He has attempted a total of 292 field-goals and has a field goal percentage of 90.8%. Throughout his professional career, Justin Tucker has blocked 5 field-goals and has a personal record of 61 yards being his longest field goal.
He has also attempted 700 kickoffs, achieving an average of 63.2 yards per kickoff, has made 436 touchbacks, and scored a total of 1093 points.
He is considered to be a near-automatic once he is out of the 40 yards’ mark. He is a player who shines brightly when attempting field goals but is similarly abled when attempting kickoffs or even punts.
A diligent and hard worker, Tucker is considered a locker-room asset, as he has the determination and will to do whatever it takes to improve his game.
Awards and Recognitions
Throughout his career, Justin Tucker has continued to receive myriad awards and recognitions. Some of the most prominent amongst these include being the most accurate kicker in the history of NFL, most seasons with 30 field goals made (six seasons), kicking the longest field goal inside a domed stadium (against the Detroit Lions, when he kicked a field goal of 61 yards in 2013), first NFL kicker in the history of the league to kick a goal in the same game from the 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, and 60s.
He also got selected for the 2019 Pro Bowl, the 2019 All-Pro Team, and received the Special Teams Player of the Week award by AFC eleven times and the Player of the month award by AFC seven times.
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