Kicker Justin Tucker #9 of the Baltimore Ravens celebrates after kicking a 50-yard field goal in the second quarter against the Pittsburgh Steelers at M&T Bank Stadium on December 27, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. Tucker was named the AFC Special Teams Player of the Month on Thursday. (Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

BEVO BEAT Football

Former Texas kicker Justin Tucker named AFC Special Teams Player of the Month

Posted September 30th, 2016


Justin Tucker is perfect.

Of course, Texas fans already knew that, but it rings especially true through the first three weeks of the NFL season. The former Longhorn and current Baltimore Ravens kicker has yet to miss a kick this season, and because of that the Ravens are still undefeated.

The league recognized Tucker on Thursday, naming him the AFC Special Teams Player of the Month for September. Tucker is 9-for-9 through the first three games, including his 53-yard game-winner against Jacksonville last week. It was the 12th game-winning field goal of his career.


He even dropped a line from “The Sandlot” in the postgame presser.

Tucker’s 13 go-ahead field goals since he entered the league in 2012 are the most of anyone during that span, according to ESPN Stats & Information. He’s also the NFL’s highest-paid kicker in terms of guaranteed money ($10.8 million).

Longhorns fans have long been aware of Tucker’s clutch gene.

News on Bevo Beat is free and unlimited. Access to the rest of is included with an Austin American-Statesman subscription in addition to and the ePaper edition. Subscribe today at