E:60 – Justin Tuck

New York Giants defensive captain, Justin Tuck is the next player to be profiled for ESPN’s E:60 series. In the episode, Justin’s parents along with his two older twin sister’s adding in their two cents speak on his upbringings and working hard to keep them out of trouble. His parents instilled a basically philosophy of always knowing where he came from and to always stay in school.

In high-school, Tuck would play tight-end, linebacker, defensive end and eventually becoming Alabama class 4-A player of the year. With Alabama University being on probation and his hatred for Auburn, Notre Dame recruiters ended up at Tuck’s game by mistake and immediately wanted to offer him a scholarship. Tuck would become Notre Dame’s all-time leader in sacks and would enter the draft with a lingering knee injury which caused his stock to drop as he was drafted by the Giants in the third round.

Upon coming to Jersey, many veterans were hoping for Tuck to become an impact player as he would get 31 tackles in his rookie year but in his sophomore year, he would suffer a foot injury which caused season-ending surgery. Justin went on Tuck returned the following year in 2007 to record 65 tackles and 10 sacks which would be his best year to date with Michael Strahan and would be awarded a 5-Year/$30M deal as he would help the Giants upset the undefeated Patriots at Super Bowl XLII.

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