The Secret to Justin Tucker’s Success Is…Singing?

December 16, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

OWINGS MILLS, Maryland — When Justin Tucker was in eighth grade, he discovered the joy of watching a football sail through the uprights.
The way it made him feel was a little like the way he felt when he made music.
This is therapeutic, he thought.
Two years earlier, he had taken up the trumpet. Classical music stirred his soul. Even rigorous practices for concerts didn't bother him. He was given a guitar, and he taught himself to play with YouTube tutorials. His first song was "Wingman" from the old Coors Light commercials.
His plan was to pursue his twin passions in high school: music and sports. But it wasn't to be. His football coaches had no problem sharing him with the band. The band director, however, told him he had to choose.
Put off by the band director, Tucker chose football.
It is a decision for which the Baltimore Ravens are thankful.
Through five NFL seasons, Tucker has the second-best field-goal percentage in NFL history at 89.4 p...

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