Tucker attended Wyomissing Area High School in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, and won three varsity letters each in football and basketball. He was all-league at both offensive tackle and defensive end while earning all-county honors at offensive tackle. As a senior basketball player, he averaged 16.1 points and 9.8 rebounds while making 24 three point shots.
Tucker was a team captain in both football and basketball and was an outstanding student as well, winning the school"s United States Army Reserve Scholar-Athlete award
A graduate of, Tucker was a four-year starter on the Tigers Ivy League football squad.
He started against Colgate University as a freshman at defensive end and in the offseason was moved to right guard where he became a starter his final three years.
Tucker was All-Ivy in 2000 and a two-time Academic All-American at Princeton.