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2009 Football Roster


Gary Tucker

Class: r-Jr.
Position: DT
Height: 6-2
Weight: 260 pounds
Previous School: Maryville
Hometown: Maryville, TN

2009: Played in all 13 games and had 365 total snaps ... Saw action in a season-high 46 plays against FAU ... Earned five winning grades from the coaching staff ... Finished the year with 15 tackles and two TFLs ... Added two tackles, including a TFL at Clemson ... Turned in four tackles, including a TFL in win over Maryland ... Had two tackles against Troy and two at ULM.

2008: Played all 11 games and was in on 178 total snaps, including a season-best 40 against FAU ... Ended the year with nine total tackles (coaches had him with 17 stops) and 1.5 tackles for loss ... Earned six winning grades from the coaches ... Missed all of spring drills while recovering from a shoulder injury ... Added one tackle in win over Maryland ... Had a season-high 40 snaps against FAU but did not register a tackle ... Collected two tackles and a TFL at Mississippi State.

2007: Played in 11 games and had 238 total snaps ... Had nine tackles on the season to go with two tackles for loss, a sack, and a fumble recovery ... Did not compete in spring practice due to team disciplinary reasons ... Had one tackle in 15 snaps against FAU ... Played 27 snaps at Louisville but did not record a tackle ... Collected two tackles including his first career sack at LSU ... Was in on just seven plays against WKU ... Did not have a tackle in 30 snaps against FIU or against UVA in 25 snaps ... Had two tackles in win at Memphis and one against ASU ... Registered his first career fumble recovery in win over North Texas ... Did not play at ULM due to a shoulder injury ... Added two stops including a tackle for loss at Troy.

2006: Sat out the year in order to better utilize the Blue Raider strength and conditioning program while gaining valuable experience at the collegiate level.

High School: Led Maryville to back-to-back state championships (won three total) while earning Defensive MVP honors at the 2004 title game after registering five tackles, a fumble recovery, and a blocked kick ... Named to the 2006 TACA All-Star game ... Rebels had back-to-back perfect 15-0 records in 2004 and 2005 ... Named first team all-state by the Tennessee Sports Writers Association in 2005 and was a finalist for Class 4A Lineman of the Year ... Was the Region 3-4A Most Outstanding Lineman ... Also tabbed all-region and all-county and was on the Knoxville News Sentinel All-Prep Extra team ... Collected six tackles and 2.5 tackles for loss in state title game against Melrose ... Compiled an overall record of 58-1 during his four years and won the last 30 games in a row ... As a senior, he tallied 66 total tackles, 9.5 tackles for loss, and seven sacks and returned an interception and a fumble for touchdowns ... Played for Coach George Quarles.

Full Name: Gary Ellison Tucker ... Parent: Betty Ogle ... Born: 3/14/88 ... Major: Liberal Studies.



2007 Game-by-Game Stats
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