Robert Tucker

Category
1987, State Inductee
About This Inductee
  • Hazleton High School-football and basketball
  • Bloomsburg State College, set three NAIA pass receiving records
  • Established league records with Pottstown Eagles
  • 1969 member of Philadelphia Eagles taxi squad
  • 1970 signed as free agent by New York Giants
  • 1971 became first tight end in NFL history to lead league in pass receptions with 59 caught for 791 yards and five touchdowns
  • Inducted into PA Sports Hall of Fame in 1982

 

Tucker lettered in football and basketball at Hazleton High. While attending Bloomsburg State College Tucker set three NAIA pass receiving records and went on to establish league records with the Pottstown Eagles. In 1969 he was a member of the Philadelphia Eagles taxi squad, and in 1970 was signed as a free agent by the New York Giants. In 1971 he became the first tight end in NFL history to lead the league in pass receptions with 59 caught for 791 yards and five touchdowns.