Tucker Confirms That he will play Football at UTEP Next Season


POSTED: Thursday, June 23, 2011 - 2:08pm

UPDATED: Thursday, June 23, 2011 - 9:42pm

Former Chapin Huskie and Maryland Terrapin Cliff Tucker tweeted today that he was “officially a UTEP Miner.” Tucker, the former Terps basketball player, confirmed it on his personal Facebook account, here is what Tucker wrote in his post [everything sic]-

"Thank GOD and Coach Price for another opportunity.Its official ima be a UTEP MINER!!!!!!TIME TO WORK!!!"

If you’ve been following Tucker since his final season in a Maryland basketball uniform ended, the former forward for Gary Williams was trying to land a spot on the Terps’ football squad this fall. After a scholarship was not available, Tucker went looking for another opportunity and it looks like he found one with the Miners.

Tucker averaged 6.0 points per game in his 131-game basketball career at College Park, averaging 9.6 PPG his senior season.

As a Senior at Chapin in 2006, Tucker led Chapin with 58 receptions for 986 yards and 17 touchdowns.

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