|No. 65, 68, 69|
|Position:||Guard / Center|
|Born:||March 2, 1979|
|Height:||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Weight:||316 lb (143 kg)|
|High school:||Wyomissing Area|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics|
|Player stats at PFR|
Ross Finch Tucker (born March 2, 1979) is a former American football offensive lineman and current sports broadcaster. Tucker was an All-Ivy League offensive lineman at Princeton University, then played seven seasons in the National Football League (NFL). Tucker retired as a player after suffering a neck injury during the 2007 season. He has worked for NBC Sports Network, Westwood One, Sirius XM NFL Radio and the Yankees Entertainment and Sports Network. He currently hosts the Ross Tucker Football Podcast distributed through PodcastOne.
Tucker attended Wyomissing Area High School, where he earned three varsity letters each in football and basketball. He was All-league at both offensive tackle and defensive end while earning All-county honors at offensive tackle.
As a senior basketball player, he averaged 16.1 points and 9.8 rebounds while making 24 three-pointers. He also received the school's US Army Reserve Scholar-Athlete award.
As a sophomore, he and John Amburgy were moved to a right guard spot. As a junior, he became the full-time starter at right guard. He was named All-Ivy in 2000 and was a two-time Academic All-American selection.
Tucker played in 42 games in his 7-year NFL career, starting 28.
As an undrafted free agent after the 2001 NFL Draft. He surprised observers by making the team, even though he suffered a broken hand and a partially torn MCL. The next year, he started 7 games at right guard. He was waived on October 22, 2002.
Claimed off waivers on June 16, 2003, and appeared in 12 games, with 5 starts at right guard. In 2004, he started 9 games at left guard and 4 at center. After missing minicamps because of offseason back surgery and being limited with injuries, he was cut on September 3, 2005.
Signed on December 13, 2005. He played in one game and was declared inactive in 3 contests. On August 8, 2006, he was traded to the Cleveland Browns in exchange for a conditional 2007 draft choice (not exercised).
For the second time on March 8, 2007, Tucker signed with the Redskins again as a free agent. He suffered a career-ending neck injury that bruised his spinal cord during the preseason. On August 28, he was placed on the injured reserve list. He officially announced his retirement in March 2008. In 2003, he was named to the USA Today All-Joe team.
Tucker joined Sports Illustrated in 2008, writing on the NFL for SI's website. Starting with the beginning of the 2010 NFL season, Tucker became the host of The Morning Kickoff with Ross Tucker on Sirius XM NFL Radio. In July 2013, Tucker was named the lead NFL columnist for The Sporting News. Tucker has also written NFL columns for Sports on Earth, and has occasionally filled-in for hosting duties on The Dan Patrick Show. Currently, Tucker serves as a commentator for NFL games on Westwood One as well as for college games on NBC Sports Network. Tucker hosts the Ross Tucker Football Podcast and also provides commentary on the Keystone Sports Network syndicated radio show and podcast.