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#38 Tyler Tucker
Position: Linebacker
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 227
Year: Redshirt Junior
Hometown: East Lansing, Mich.
High School: East Lansing

2014: Played in one game, recording two tackles versus UMass.

2013: Played in 12 games, making four starts … finished the season with 50 tackles and 2.5 tackles for loss … made his first career start versus Bowling Green … finished that contest versus the Falcons with six tackles … had a season-high 11 stops and two tackles for loss versus Buffalo … had six tackles versus Kentucky and Illinois.

2012: Redshirted due to injury.

2011: Appeared in 11 games his freshman season, recording 18 total tackles ... made his debut in the opening game against Missouri (Sept. 3) with four tackles, one of which was a tackle for loss ... among 120 Division I teams nationwide, he helped RedHawks rank 22nd in tackles for loss, 24th in passing defense, 36th in first down defense and 39th in scoring defense.

HIGH SCHOOL: Coach at East Lansing High School was Bill Feraco ... was an all-conference quarterback who threw for 3,019 yards and 21 touchdowns his last two seasons with the Trojans ... defensively, the Lansing State Journal chose Tucker as its “Dream Team” linebacker (60 tackles and 11 quarterback sacks) ... a two-time captain in football, also served as captain of East Lansing High’s basketball team ... earned academic all-conference honors in both football and basketball.

PERSONAL: Born September 14, 1992 ... son of Sam and Jan Tucker …majoring in sports leadership and management.

Year UT AT Total TFL
2013 22 28 50 2.5