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  Tony Tucker
Tony Tucker

Player Profile
Class:
RS Junior

Hometown:
Bowie, Md.

High School:
St. John's College (Washington, D.C.)

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 245

Position:
DL

2009 Scouting Report: Speedy defensive end who will be a significant member of Pitt's defensive line rotation... lettered last year in a reserve role...very effective with his hands and could emerge as one of the Panthers' top pass rushers.

2008: Played in each game as a top reserve at defensive end...had four tackles, one sack and one forced fumble on the year...helped clinch Iowa victory with a pair of key plays on Iowa's final possession...had a two-yard sack and then, on the next play, forced a fumble that was recovered by teammate Greg Romeus with 50 seconds left.

2007: Redshirted as a true freshman.

High School: One of the most heavily recruited prospects in the Washington, D.C. area...SuperPrep and PrepStar All-American...two-year, two-way starter at defensive end and tight end at St. John's College...compiled 43 tackles, 13 tackles for losses, seven sacks and 17 quarterback hurries as a senior...also had 23 receptions for 426 yards and scored three touchdowns with two 2-point conversion receptions and one 2-point conversion run...had 50 tackles, 19.5 tackles for losses and 9.5 sacks as a junior... Washington Post All-Metropolitan First Team...unanimous first team All-Washington Catholic Athletic Conference (WCAC)...selected to George Michael's "Golden 11"... rated the District of Columbia's No. 3 prospect by Rivals.com...rated the No. 4 prospect in the Maryland/D.C./ Delaware region by Scout.com...rated the Mid-Atlantic region's No. 8 prospect by SuperPrep...rated the nation's No. 11 weakside defensive end by Rivals.com...rated the nation's No. 24 defensive end by Scout.com...rated the nation's No. 36 defensive line prospect by SuperPrep... played under Coach Joe Paterson...four-year letterman at St. John's...led team to an 8-2 mark his senior year, St. John's best record since the 1980s...helped team to a 27-13 (.675) record during his varsity career...selected to play in the East Meets West All-American Game in Orlando, Fla....announced his commitment to Pitt on Jan. 6, 2007, at the all-star game via ESPNU...legendary Pitt defensive end Hugh Green (1977-80) was an East assistant coach.

Personal: Tony Tucker Jr., born 2/18/89, is the son of Tony and Regina Tucker...has two brothers... enrolled in the School of Arts and Sciences.