Martin Rucker (American football)

Martin Rucker (American football)
Martin Rucker

Martin Rucker hugs a fan following the 2008 Cotton Bowl Classic.
No. 85     Jacksonville Jaguars
Tight end
Personal information
Date of birth: May 4, 1985 (1985-05-04) (age 26)
Place of birth: St. Joseph, Missouri
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Weight: 255 lb (116 kg)
Career information
College: Missouri
NFL Draft: 2008 / Round: 4 / Pick: 111
Debuted in 2008 for the Cleveland Browns
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • First-team SN Freshman All-Big 12 (2004)
  • Honorable mention All-Big 12 (2005)
  • 2× First-team All-Big 12 (2006-2007)
  • Consensus All-American (2007)
Career NFL statistics as of 2009
Receptions     2
Receiving Yards     17
Receiving TDs     0
Stats at

Martin Rucker (born May 4, 1985 in St. Joseph, Missouri) is an American football tight end for the Jacksonville Jaguars. He was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the fourth round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He played college football at Missouri.

Rucker has also been a member of the Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys. He is the younger brother of former NFL defensive end Mike Rucker and the son of politician Martin T. Rucker.


Early years

Rucker attended Benton High School in St. Joseph, Missouri.

College career

Rucker was named as a first-team All-American tight end for the 2007 season by the American Football Coaches Association and the Associated Press.[1][2] Rucker finished his collegiate career with over 200 receptions, 2175 yards, and 18 touchdowns.

Professional career

Cleveland Browns

Rucker was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the fourth round (111th overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft. He signed a contract with the team on July 22.

He was waived on September 22, 2009.

Philadelphia Eagles

Rucker was signed to the Philadelphia Eagles practice squad on September 24, 2009. He was promoted to the active roster on December 15. He was waived on August 9, 2010.[3]

Dallas Cowboys

Rucker signed with the Dallas Cowboys on August 20, 2010. He was cut on September 4, 2010, and signed to the practice squad a day later. He was promoted to the active roster on December 1, 2010. On September 13, 2011, he was waived by Dallas.

Jacksonville Jaguars

On October 18, 2011, Rucker was signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars off the Dallas Cowboys practice squad.

Career statistics

Career Offensive Statistics
Year G GS Rec Yds Y/R TD Lg
2008 5 1 2 17 8.5 0 9
2009 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
TOTAL 5 1 2 17 8.5 0 9


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