American football placekicker Justin Paul Tucker was born on November 21, 1989, and plays for the NFL’s Baltimore Ravens. He attended Texas for collegiate football and was a 2012 undrafted free agency signee by the Ravens.
Many consider Tucker to be the best placekicker of all time, and he ranks second all-time in terms of accuracy among NFL kickers. As of right now, Tucker’s 66-yard field goal is the longest in NFL history.
Justin Tucker Net Worth
The Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League (NFL) have placekicker Justin Tucker, an American professional football player with a net worth of $5 million. Austin native Justin Tucker attended Westlake High School and had an appearance in the 2008 U.S. Army All-American Bowl after being born in Houston, Texas in 1989.
While a student-athlete at UT Austin, Justin Tucker was a member of the Longhorn football team. In the 118th meeting of the rivalry game, the Longhorns prevailed against Texas A&M University, with Justin Tucker playing a key role. With the clock ticking down, he kicked the game-winning field goal, delivering the 27-25 victory to the Texas Longhorns, who were ranked #25 at the time.
Even though he registered for the 2012 NFL Draft, none of the 32 teams in the league picked Justin Tucker. He was signed as a free agent by the Baltimore Ravens on May 29, 2012, after he was not drafted. In spite of veteran Billy Cundiff’s best efforts, the Ravens starting placekicker position went to Justin Tucker after Tucker had a strong preseason.
As a member of the Baltimore Ravens squad that won the 2012 AFC Championship and Super Bowl XLVII, Justin Tucker has been recognized as the AFC Special Teams Player of the Month in November 2013, as well as the AFC Special Teams Player of the Week three times in 2013.
What is the Professional Career of Justin Tucker?
Justin Tucker was acquired by the Baltimore Ravens on May 29, 2012. He was also named starting because of his impressive performance. Making all 42 of his PAT tries and just missing three of his 35 field goals in his rookie campaign established his precision as a kicker. Kicking the game-winning field goal in Week 3, he led the New England Patriots to a defeat.
In what would later be dubbed the Mile High Miracle, he kicked a field goal from 47 yards out in double overtime on January 12, 2013, to defeat the Denver Broncos and send the Baltimore Ravens to their second straight AFC title game.
Subsequently, he was presented with his inaugural Super Bowl ring in the second quarter of Super Bowl XLVII, courtesy of two field goals he kicked in the fourth quarter against the San Francisco 49ers. Against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 2, he kicked the game-winning field goal. The AFC’s Special Teams Player of the Month for November was also bestowed upon him.
He kicked five field goals in the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thanksgiving Day as well. His six field goals tied a franchise record and were the sole source of offense for the Baltimore Ravens in their 18-16 Monday Night Football victory over the Detroit Lions at Ford Field in Detroit on December 16.
In the dying seconds, he added to his winning stature by kicking a field goal from 61 yards out. He became the only kicker in NFL history to kick a field goal in each of the following time periods: the 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s—all in the same game.
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