Former NFL lineman and CBS Sports analyst Ross Tucker

Wyomissing graduate Ross Tucker found out recently that he would be in the television booth this NFL season as an analyst for CBS.  "Oh man, that was a little emotional for me. I'm absolutely thrilled," said Tucker.  The former NFL offensive lineman has spent the past 15 years working in the sports broadcasting industry.  Despite not being a quarterback or household name, Tucker was able to reach his goal.  "It's certainly harder. That's for sure. It's definitely a longer, harder path. I think it probably does make it more rewarding," Tucker told SV Sports' Paul Roberts at an appearance in Pottstown.  The All-Ivy League selection at Princeton went on to play seven years in the NFL with Washington, Dallas, Buffalo, New England, and Cleveland.  He retired in 2007 due to a neck injury.  Tucker is the Eagles' preseason television analyst and a regular contributor on WIP in Philadelphia.  He has worked for Sports Illustrated, Sirius XM Radio, and Westwood One.  Tucker also hosts daily podcasts that cover all aspects of the NFL.  In addition, he runs a website for high school athletes called  Tucker remains a huge fan of high school football, especially his Spartans.  Wyomissing is the home of Penn State freshman J'ven Williams (6'5, 310) and PSU commit Caleb Brewer (6'5, 295).  "They both are really big young men that move extremely well. It's so fun to watch J'ven pull. He's off to a fast start at Penn State," stated Tucker.  He noted that Brewer plays with an edge.  Tucker grew up cheering for the Eagles.  Randall Cunningham was his favorite player.  Tucker has high hopes for Philadelphia again this season.  "They can absolutely get back to the Super Bowl and win it, but there's a lot that goes into that including health...I think the Eagles are the favorite in the NFC and they should be," he replied.  Tucker will be in New Orleans on September 10th as the Saints face the Titans on CBS.



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