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Anthony Tucker
Position: Offensive Technical Intern
Experience: 1st Year

Anthony Tucker enters his first year as the offensive technical intern, joining the Colorado staff in March 2010.

Tucker, 34, came to Colorado from Lakewood High School in Lakewood, Calif., where he was an assistant coach from 2006-09 serving as the offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach.  In both 2008-09, he also coached the quarterbacks and wide receivers in the Best of the West skills camp. 

He spent four years in the NFL, originally signing as a free agent with the New York Giants in 1999 and earning a spot on the Giants' practice squad in 2000.  He was allocated to NFL Europe from the Giants in 2001 and played for the Amsterdam Admirals, where he caught 17 passes for 172 yards and scored a touchdown.  He signed with the St. Louis Rams in 2002 and then suffered a career-ending leg injury. 

He started two seasons at Fresno State as a wide receiver from 1994-98 where he led the team in receiving yards as a junior in 1997 when he had 32 catches for 414 yards and three touchdowns.  He was on the Bulldog roster in 1998 when the team played CU at Folsom Field. 

He graduated from Fresno State in 1999 with a B.S. in criminology.  He was a WAC scholar athlete and was a member of the Dean's list three time and earned President's list honors one for having a 4.0 grade point average. 

A football and track & field star at Los Alamitos High School in Los Alamitos, Calif., under coach John Barnes, the winningest coach in Orange County history, he helped his team compile a perfect 14-0 record his senior season in 1993 to win the school's third straight CIF championship.  He was a team captain on the track, where he participated in hurdle and sprinting events. 

He was born February 27, 1976 at the Fort Carson Army Base in Colorado Springs, Colo.  He lived in Seoul, Korea for a year as a child.  He has been a boxing enthusiast most of his life and also studied film, commercial and improvisational acting in Philadelphia.  He enjoys reading and considers himself a novice film editor. 

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