Justin Tucker is an America-based professional football placekicker who plays for the Baltimore Ravens of the NFL (National Football League). Earlier he used to play college football for the University of Texas Longhorns. Later, he was signed by Baltimore Ravens where he started his professional career while being an undrafted agent in 2012. He is one of the most accurate placekickers in the history of the NFL who has the record of kicking the longest field goal of about 66 yards which he set on 26th September 2021.
Justin Tucker was born on 21st November 1989 and his parents are Paul and Michelle Tucker, who both attended the same university. Apart from this, he has two sisters, Samantha and Nicole. Nicole also completed graduation from Texas while Justin done majors in recording technology. As far as his early education is concerned then Justin done his graduation from Westlake High School, Austin, Texas. Tucker remained a standout player from high school as he was ranked at 3rd spot in the list of the best placekicker in the whole nation by ESPNU. At Westlake, Justin has a teammate named Nick Foles who is currently playing as quarterback for the Chicago Bears.
Justin Tucker Career
Justin Tucker went to the University of Texas and there he played football while being in the team named Texas Longhorns Football team. He played for a match the saw Texas A&M University and the University of Texas square off 118 times over 117 years, where he kicked a game-winning field goal before the time expired. His performance made him rank at number 25 with a winning of 27-25. While being at the University of Texas, Justin studied music with a degree that was related to the subject of Recording Technologies.
During his earlier days, Tucker was not selected as a drafter under the category of 2012 NFL Draft. Later he was signed by Biltmore Ravens on 29th May 2012 where he participated in camps and honed his game with placekicker Billy Cundiff. After seeing his performances, he was named as the starter and Billy Cundiff was later released. Tucker was known for his accurate kicking till 2020 when he didn’t miss any kick until week 5 of the 2020 season. He missed the kick against Cincinnati Bengals that was rushed for 61 yards but he failed the attempt.
In Week 14 on the Monday Night Football game, while being against Cleveland Browns, Justin kicked a goal-winning kick with 55 yards that made the ravens win by the overall score of 47-42. Because of the difficult wind conditions, Justin missed the pair of field goals that made his team make the overall score of 17-3 that was the big loss to the Buffalo Bills on 16th January 2021. On 26th September 2021, Tucker kicked one of the longest kickoffs with a 66-yard winning field goal as the time expired with a 19-17 win over Detroit Lions.
Justin Tucker Biography
|Real Name||Justin Paul Tucker|
|Birth Date||21 November 1989|
|Age (as of 2021)||31 Years|
|Birth Place||Houston, Texas, United States|
|Height||in feet inches – 6’ 1” – in Centimeters – 185 cm|
|Weight||in Kilograms – 83 kg – in Pounds – 183 lbs|
|Shoe Size||12 (U.S.)|
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
Justin Tucker Family
|Sister||Two (Samantha & Nicole Tucker)|
|School||Westlake High School|
|College||The University of Texas at Austin|
Justin Tucker is married to his long-time love named Amanda Bass. They both had been together since their college days. The couple met in college and since then they have been living a happy love life. Justin proposed Amanda in a unique style in 2013. He took Amanda on a dinner date and went to a fully decorated place with candles and red roses. He went down on his knees while proposing to her. The moment was later filmed and stole the heart of many while getting stormed on the Internet. Later in 2015, the couple got married in Austin.
Justin Tucker Net worth
On 4th March 2016, Justin Tucker first signed the franchise tender which paid him off $4.5 million. He signed a four-year contract with ravens that paid him off $16.8 million that was later extended till 15th July 2016. On 24th April 2019, Tucker signed a four-year contract that further paid him off $12 million that kept him under the contract through the 2023 season. Recently, he is playing for the Baltimore Raven for which he kickoff the longest field goal in the history of the NFL. He is estimated to have a net worth of around $5 million.
- In the season 2013, Tucker continued with his accurate kicks for the Raven.
- He kicked one of the game-winning field goals while playing against Cincinnati Bengals that led Raven by 20-17.
- Later to this performance, he was named as AFC Special Player of the month for November 2013.
- He has won many honors and awards while playing for Baltimore Ravens and are enlisted as:
1) Longest Field Goal in the history of NFL (2021)
2) Longest Field Goal in the domed stadium with 66 yards against Detroit Lions (2021)
3) First NFL kicker to achieve three 50+ yards field goals in one half (2016)
4) 7 times AFC player of the month (for November 2013, September 2016, September 2018, November 2018, November 2017, and October 2019).
5) 11 times AFC special teams’ player of the week.