Tucker Day

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Tucker Day



Mississippi State University

MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY: Earned his undergraduate degree in political science in December 2020 …  Two-time member of the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll (2019-20) … Appeared in 37 career games … Earned a year of eligibility back after an injury in 2017 … Team’s primary punter in 2018 and 2019 …  Longest career punt is 70 yards, which he has recorded twice … Pinned 30 punts inside the 20-yard line and nine inside the 10-yard line… Owns 21 punts of 50-plus yards.  NCAA Active Leaders: Sits No. 38 nationally in punting average (41.5) … Ranks No. 44 in the FBS in total punting yards (5,269).  Source: Hailstate.com

BRENTWOOD HIGH SCHOOL: Prepped at Brentwood High School under head coach Ron Crawford … Nation’s top-ranked punter by Chris Sailer Kicking and No. 9 by 247Sports … Tabbed No. 2 combo specialist by Pro Kicker … Became the first player in program history selected for the U.S. Army All-American squad … Tennessee Class 5A Punter of the Year as a senior … Defeated 8- participants to earn national punt championship at Chris Sailer Kicking Camp prior to his senior season … Prior to his senior season, nailed a 60-yard punt with 4.84-second hang time at a specialist camp … Tasked with kickoffs, punts, field goals and extra point attempts during his prep career … As a senior, averaged 39.3 yards per punt with 13 inside the 20 … Connected on 15 field goals with a long of 50 yards and hit 48-of-51 extra points … Made a 35-yard game-winning field goal as time expired in the quarterfinal round of the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association Class 5A state playoffs … Also lettered in soccer and hockey … Committed to MSU on January 15, 2017.  Source: Hailstate.com