Justin Tuck is the former defensive end for the Oakland Raiders. Previously, as captain of the New York Giants’ defense, Tuck helped propel the Giants to two Super Bowl victories and was a two-time Pro Bowl selection. Born and raised in Kellyton, Alabama, the town has earned the moniker “Tuckville,” due to the 150+ family members who make up a good portion of the 215-person population. He earned his MBA from Wharton School of Business and serves as vice president of private wealth management at Goldman Sachs.
Outside of football, Tuck’s philanthropic passion is helping children overcome illiteracy. He and his wife Lauran have developed Tuck’s R.U.S.H. for Literacy for the children in his hometown community in Alabama, as well as children in New York and New Jersey. Tuck’s program donates money and thousands of new books to underserved children to help instill the ideals of reading at an early age. Tuck is also a member of Ronnie Lott’s All Stars Helping Kids. In furthering his passion for literacy, Tuck penned his first children’s book, “Home-Field Advantage” in 2011.
In addition to his two championship rings and superb individual stats, Tuck has received prestigious accolades over the course of his career. He has been named to the Pro-Bowl squad two times and was recently named one of the Top 100 Players in the NFL.