46  Brandon Tucker
Brandon Tucker

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Millington, TN

High School:
Millington HS

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 235

Position:
Full Back


Started four games for the Tigers last season ... Worked with Rashad Bailey at fullback in the spring ... Had 14 carries for 47 yards and one touchdown in spring scrimmages ...

1998: Was the Tiger starter in three games last fall but appeared in all 11 games ... Was used mainly in blocking roles ... Had just one rush from scrimmage for one yard and that came in the game against Mississippi State University ... Shared playing time with Jeremy Scruggs at fullback ... Gained 53 yards on nine attempts in spring scrimmages and caught one pass ... Received the Tiger Top Academic Award at the 1997 Football Banquet ...

1997: A former walk-on who not only earned a scholarship in 1997 but became the Tiger starter at fullback due to his great blocking abilities ... Was the starter in three games in 1997 and a regular in the final seven games of the year ... Had just one rush for 12 yards in 1997 and caught two passes for four yards ... Had a 12-yard carry in the season finale against Southern Mississippi ... Caught passes against Alabama-Birmingham and Tulane ... Named to the Tiger Academic 30 for the second year ...

1996: Spent the 1996 season working as a member of the Tiger special teams and as a tight end ... Participated in three games for the Tigers last season ... Saw action in the Miami, Cincinnati and Houston games ... Was a member of the field goal and PAT teams ...

1995: Came to the Tigers as a candidate for the fullback position ... Worked as a fullback but did not see playing time ... Was moved to tight end in the spring of 1996 after injury to Kerry Cobb ... Was listed as the number three tight end on the depth chart ...

Prep: Played football and baseball at Millington High School ... Lettered for four years in each sport ... Was named to the Best of the Preps team in 1994-95 ... Was named 1st team All-Region Defensive in 1994 ... Was 2nd team All-Region on defense in 1993 ... Helped his team to the district championship ... Blocked at Millington High for University of Colorado tailback Marlon Barnes ... A member of the National Honor Society ... Was named to Who's Who Among American High School Students and Boy's State ...

Born: 3/22/77 ... Played for high school coach Tommy Harrison ... Is the son of Keith and Barbara Tucker.

TUCKER'S STATISTICS

RushingG/S No Yds Avg Tds LG
19974/311212.0012
199811/3111.001
Total15/62136.5012
ReceivingG No Yds Avg Tds LG
19974/3242.006
199811/3000.000
Total15/6242.006

TUCKER'S CAREER HIGHS
Most Rushes/Game: 1 vs Southern Miss ('97)
Most Rush Yds/Game: 12 vs Southern Miss ('97)
Most Receptions/Game: 1, twice

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