About Tucker: One of several veterans in Army receiving corps ... worked his way into the regular rotation as a receiver in 2012 ... enters preseason on top of the depth chart at X-WR.
2012: Played in all 12 games ... caught one pass for 18 yards ... made first career reception versus Temple ... hauled in 18-yard pass from A.J. Schurr in the fourth quarter.
2011: Played in four games ... did not figure statistically ... made collegiate debut versus Ball State ... also played opposite Tulane, Fordham and Temple.
2010: Did not see any varsity action.
High School: Earned eight letters in football (3), track & field (3) and basketball (2) at Marlboro High School ... captained all-three teams ... played wide receiver, running back and returned both punts and kickoffs ... three-time team MVP ... chosen to play in All-Shore All-Star Game ... posted fastest 100-meter and 200-meter times in district as a junior and senior ... finished sixth in state in 100-meter dash in final season ... won 25 of 27 races during junior campaign ... posted personal bests of 10.95 in the 100-meter dash and 22.3 in the 200-meter sprint.
Personal: Given name is Earnest Jesstin-Francis Tucker Junior ... parents' names are Earnest and Shannon Tucker ... both parents served in U.S. Army ... plays the steel guitar and drums ... majoring in Information Technology.