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Miami Football 2015 Player Profile: Walter Tucker

In an effort to keep even the most hardcore Miami fan up to date on their favorite players, SOTU will be running a Player Profile series. In these posts, our writers will profile players from each position that they think should get more face time. They will recap their previous year, or in some cases, preview what may be to come. That way, when the season get's here, you hopefully will have a new found love for the team on the field.

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Walter Tucker

Junior - RB - 6'0 226 - Plantation, Fl (American Heritage HS)

Although Tucker barely touched the ball in 2014, he arrived as a valuable lead blocker at FB.

Whenever UM went to two back sets, they ran behind Tucker, who proved up to the challenge.

And check out the block #44 throws at the end of the TD, 40+ yards down field.

In last summer's camp, also saw some time at LB.

Tucker brings athleticism to whatever position he plays, and was an amazing track athlete in H.S. (two time state champion in the 110 meter hurdles). Has also been clocked at 4.4 in the 40.

Summary:  Walter Tucker's value as a lead blocker was on full display last season. He has definitely turned into a nice option at FB.  But one has to wonder if he was underutilized last season. Tucker seems to be good enough to touch the ball at least a few times a game. With his size and speed he could be dangerous slipping out in the flat on play action passes, sort of like the way Najeh Davenport was used in the 90s/2000s. I wouldn't look for him to take too many carries away from Joe Yearby, Mark Walton, or Gus Edwards, but I could see a few goal line carries and 10-15 catches this year from the talented big man.

Stay tuned for more player profiles from SOTU as we count down to kick off.