Bob Tucker (American football)

Robert Louis Tucker (born June 8, 1945) is a former professional American football player in the National Football League (NFL). A 6'3", 230 lbs. tight end from Bloomsburg University, Tucker played for 11 seasons in the NFL, from 1970 to 1980, for the New York Giants and the Minnesota Vikings.

Bob Tucker
Born: (1945-06-08) June 8, 1945 (age 74)
Hazleton, Pennsylvania
Career information
Position(s)Tight end
Height6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight230 lb (100 kg)
Career history
As player
1970–1977New York Giants
1977–1980Minnesota Vikings
Career stats

Tucker is one of the few Giants to play for the team in four different home stadiums: Yankee Stadium (1970 through the first two home games of 1973); the Yale Bowl (last five home games of 1973 and all of 1974); Shea Stadium (1975) and Giants Stadium (1976–77).

Prior to joining the NFL, Tucker played for several seasons in the Atlantic Coast Football League, including the Pottstown Firebirds and the Lowell Giants. [1]

Tucker lived in Lincroft, a neighborhood in Middletown Township, New Jersey.[2]

Tucker was inducted into the American Football Association's Semi Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1982.[3]

Tucker was a biology teacher and freshman football coach at Acton-Boxborough Regional High School in Acton, Massachusetts in 1969.[4]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Dr. Ken (September 2013). ONE DEFINITION OF "MINOR LEAGUE" FOOTBALL, PART TWO Archived March 4, 2016, at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved September 10, 2015.
  2. ^ Harvin, Al. "An Offseason Game; New Jersey Sports", The New York Times, January 12, 1973. Accessed November 16, 2008. "Some of the other Jersey residents on the team, according to Davis, are Bob Tucker, the New York Giants' tight end from Lincroft; Phil Villapiano, Oakland Raider linebacker from Ocean Township, and Ron Johnson, Giant running back, now a resident of Fort Lee."
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  4. ^ "The 1969 Torch" Year Book for Acton Boxboro Regional High School

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