7 Willie Tucker
7 Willie Tucker
Height: 6-3
Weight: 200
Year: Jr
Hometown: El Dorado Hills, CA
High School: Oak Ridge HS
Position: WR
Experience: 2V

After starting all 12 games as the X wide receiver position last fall, will move to the Z wide receiver spot as a junior in 2013 ... named to College Football Performance Awards watch list for wide receivers in 2013.

2012 -- Cal Poly’s top receiver as a sophomore with 28 catches for 517 yards and seven touchdowns ... his seven scoring receptions came in seven different games and all were in the last eight games of the year ... career-high six catches for 152 yards and a score in final game of season at Sam Houston State ... caught five passes at Eastern Washington ... eight catches of 20 or more yards for the season, including receptions for 50 and 53 yards against Sam Houston State, 48 against Idaho State, 45 against Northern Colorado and 44 against Sacramento State ... earned All-Big Sky Conference honorable mention praise ... has made one scoring catch nine times in his Mustang career, but never two in a game ... one catch in 2013 Spring Game.

2011 -- Tied for No. 3 among Cal Poly receivers with 14 catches for 265 yards and a pair of touchdowns in first season with Mustangs ... the scores came in the final two games of the season against Eastern Washington (18 yards) and South Alabama (eight yards) ... caught a pair of passes in five games and one reception in four others ... longest catch was a 51-yarder from Andre Broadous against Southern Utah ... no catches in 2012 Spring Game.

High School -- Tucker was the leading receiver in the CIF-Sac-Joaquin Section in 2010, catching 55 passes for 1,257 yards (22.86 yards per catch) and 14 touchdowns as a senior under head coach Eric Cavaliere at Oak Ridge High School ... broke two school records -- single-season receiving yards and yards per catch -- held previously by Austin Collie of the Indianapolis Colts and Seyi Ajirotutu of the San Diego Chargers, respectively ... caught three touchdown passes against both Cordova and Del Oro ... also averaged 31.9 yards on 25 punts with a long of 49 yards and was a defensive back as well, recovering a Cordova fumble in the end zone for a touchdown ... named to the All-Delta River League first team, All-Metro first team as selected by the Sacramento Bee and first-team All-CIF-Sac-Joaquin Section ... also was named second-team All-NorCal by NorCal Preps and second-team All-State by Max Preps and was his team’s co-MVP ... helped the Trojans to a 7-4 overall mark and a berth in the CIF-Sac-Joaquin Division I playoffs ... visited Nevada and the University of San Diego before choosing Cal Poly ... also lettered in baseball and track ... names Collie as the biggest influence on his life as an athlete because “he always tries to do the right thing.”

Personal -- Son of Bill and Jennifer Tucker ... one sister, Carly ... enjoys surfing, wakeboarding, snowboarding, boating and fishing as hobbies ... born September 30, 1992, in Sacramento, Calif. ... majors in agricultural business.