2018 NFL Draft

Matthew Tucker, RB

School: TCU  |  Conference: BIG12
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Tyler, TX
Height/Weight: 6-1 / 221 lbs.
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04/29/2013 - Eagles Add Nine Rookie Free Agents...Rushed for 2,618 yards and 33 touchdowns on 494 carries for the Horned Frogs. Also caught 29 passes for 262 yards. His 33 rushing touchdowns are the third most in school history. He earned honorable mention All-Big 12 honors as a senior after he rushed 531 yards and six touchdowns. Was a teammate of Bengals QB Andy Dalton in 2009 and 2010. A native of Tyler, TX, he earned first-team all-state honors at Chapel Hill HS. - PhiladelphiaEagles.com

03/08/2013 - 2013 TCU Pro Day: Matthew Tucker, RB (6-0 3/4, 218) - Tucker ran the 40 in 4.60 and 4.58 seconds, had a 4.44-second short shuttle and a 7.12-second three-cone drill. He had a 35 1/2-inch vertical and 9-foot-9 broad jump. He looked very good in the running back drills, as well as catching the ball from Dalton. - Gil Brandt, NFL.com

03/07/2013 - 2013 TCU Pro Day: Running back Matthew Tucker matched his 40-yard dash time from the combine with a 4.55 on Thursday. He stood on his bench press (17 reps), vertical jump (35-5) and broad jump (9-10-) numbers from Indianapolis, but he did run the short shuttle (4.44) and three-cone drill (7.14) for scouts on campus. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

01/05/2013 - TCU wide receiver Skye Dawson and tailback Matthew Tucker will play in the Feb. 2 Texas vs. The Nation All-Star Game in Allen, Texas. Dawson and Tucker give the Horned Frogs four players in postseason All-Star contests. Linebacker Kenny Cain is in the Jan. 11 Casino Del Sol College All-Star Game in Tucson, Ariz., while offensive guard Blaize Foltz will appear in the Jan. 19 East-West Shrine Game in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Tucker closed his career 10th on TCU's all-time rushing list with 2,602 yards. He ranks third with 33 rushing touchdowns. The Tyler, Texas, native placed second on TCU this season with 515 yards and a team-best six rushing scores. - TCU football

12/29/2012 - Scouting the TCU running game: TCU was dealt a blow in its Big 12 opener when RB Waymon James was lost for the season because of a knee injury. This, after another good back, Ed Wesley, declared for the draft after last season but did not make an NFL roster. In addition, RB Matthew Tucker was slowed much of the season by an ankle injury, leaving TCU to conduct its running game by committee. The Frogs were inconsistent on the ground, averaging 157.5 yards. QB Trevone Boykin is a dangerous threat to bolt the pocket, however. In addition, the prep time for the bowl will allow Tucker time to rest. - The Sports Xchange

12/10/2012 - 2012 ALL-BIG 12 HONORABLE MENTION (COACHES): Matthew Tucker (RB), has been selected Honorable Mention All-Big 12 Conference (Coaches selection) for the 2012 college football season. - TCU football

11/23/2012 - TCU could get used to these Thanksgiving games. Given their first chance to play one since 1928, the Horned Frogs beat No. 18 Texas to get the biggest win of their first season in the Big 12. Matthew Tucker scored two touchdowns, Jaden Oaberkrom kicked two field goals and TCU's defense forced four turnovers, three by Texas quarterback David Ash in the first half. Shortly after the Horned Frogs had dumped their old Southwest Conference rivals 20-13 on Thursday night, purple-clad fans sprinkled among the burnt-orange of Royal-Memorial Stadium chanted ''T-C-U!'' ''I'm going to probably get home some time tomorrow and go out in the street and yell,'' TCU coach Gary Patterson said.

The Horned Frogs (7-4, 4-4) picked off two passes near their own goal line to kill Texas scoring drives and picked up an Ash fumble at the Texas 16 that set up Tucker's second touchdown. The Horned Frogs also dominated the line of scrimmage, running the ball 48 times for 217 yards and passing just 10 times. Ash was relieved by Case McCoy, who led a late touchdown drive before an interception by Sam Carter in the final two minutes sealed the win for TCU. Although Texas (8-3, 5-3) has been a Thanksgiving regular since playing its first game on the holiday in 1895, those contests were usually against Texas A&M. But that rivalry broke apart when the Aggies left the Big 12 for the Southeastern Conference. - AP Sports

11/22/2012 - SCOUTING THE OFFENSE: Those who contend it all starts up front need to look no further than at TCU. A young line has been manhandled in some games, causing QB Trevone Boykin to dodge pressure while trying to adapt as a freshman starter. An experienced receiving corps with different playmakers helps, but Boykin sometimes cannot see openings because he is under so much duress. The Horned Frogs' rushing attack has been inconsistent, though with RB Matthew Tucker continuing to overcome an injury, more consistency in that phase is possible. - The Sports Xchange

10/08/2012 - RB Matthew Tucker was held out of the Iowa State game as he continues to deal with an ankle injury. Tucker could return for the Baylor game.

09/30/2012 - RB Matthew Tucker left the SMU game late in the first half with an injury to his left ankle but returned late in the third quarter. He carried just four times for 11 yards. TCU is already without RB Waymon James, who started the opener but suffered a season-ending knee injury at Kansas in game two.

07/20/2012 - 2012 DOAK WALKER AWARD PRESEASON WATCH LIST: Matthew Tucker (Sr.), TCU, has been selected to the Preseason Doak Walker Award Watch List for the 2012 college football season, presented annually to the nation's premier running back for his accomplishments on the field, achievement in the classroom and citizenship in the community. TCU is the only school to have two players on the Doak Walker Award Watch List. Former Horned Frog LaDainian Tomlinson was the 2000 recipient. Tucker an all-conference pick in 2011, led TCU with 12 rushing touchdowns while placing third on the Horned Frogs with 702 yards. His 27 career rushing scores place sixth on TCU's all-time list. A senior from Tyler, Texas, Tucker topped the 90-yard mark in three games last season. - TCU football