CAREER: He has 52 tackles (3.5 for losses, with 2.5 sacks) in his career. He has 3 career starts.
2017: Tucker will work to get into the playing rotation at outside linebacker as a senior in 2017.
2016: Tucker served as a backup at inside and outside linebacker and he played on special teams as a junior in 2016. Overall in 2016 while appearing in 12 games (all but Penn State, when he was academically ineligible), he made 9 tackles. He had 1 tackle against both Alabama and Stanford, then 4 stops versus Arizona State, 1 tackle against Colorado and 2 tackles against Oregon.
2015: Tucker served as a backup inside linebacker as a sophomore in 2015 before becoming a starter late in the season. Overall in 2015 while appearing in 8 games (Arkansas State, Idaho, Arizona State, Colorado, Oregon, UCLA and Stanford in the Pac-12 Championship Game) and starting 3 times (versus Oregon, Stanford in the Pac-12 Championship Game and Wisconsin), he had 40 tackles, including 3.5 for losses of 22 yards (with 2.5 sacks for minus 21 yards).
He had 1 tackle against Arkansas State, 3 versus Idaho, 1 at Arizona State, 4 at Colorado, a team-best 9 at Oregon (with 2.5 for losses, with 1.5 sacks), 4 against UCLA (with a sack), a game-high 13 tackles against Stanford in the Pac-12 Championship Game and 5 stops versus Wisconsin.
2014: Tucker was a backup inside linebacker as a first-year freshman in 2014. Overall in 2014 while appearing in 7 games (all but Stanford, Utah, California, UCLA, Notre Dame), he made 3 tackles (1 each against Fresno State, Colorado and Washington State).
HIGH SCHOOL: He made 2013 Prep Star All-American, Max Preps All-American Medium Schools second team, Cal-Hi Sports All-State first team, Max Preps All-State Division II first team, All-CIF Western Division, South Bay Daily Breeze All-South Bay Defensive Player of the Year, Wave Newspapers All-West Region and All-Mission League Defensive Player of the Year as a senior linebacker at Serra High in Gardena (Calif.). He had 117 tackles, including 25 for losses (with 12 sacks), plus 7 interceptions, 7 deflections, 4 fumble recoveries and 2 forced fumbles in 2013.
As a 2012 junior, he made All-Mission League second team while getting 68 tackles, including 10 for losses (with 5 sacks), 7 deflections and 2 forced fumbles.
As a sophomore in 2011, he had 30 tackles, including 5 for losses (with 4 sacks), plus 2 interceptions.
He also played basketball at Serra. Current Trojans Jalen Greene, Jalen Jones, Rasheem Green, John Houston Jr., Deontay Burnett, Oluwole Betiku, C.J. Pollard and Christian Herrera also prepped at Serra.
PERSONAL: He is an international relations (global business) major at USC. His nickname is Boodah. His brother, Tim, played fullback and linebacker at Washington in 2010 and 2011.
GAME-BY-GAME WITH OLAJUWON TUCKER