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Encyclopedia > Tucker Frederickson

Ivan Charles "Tucker" Frederickson (born January 12, 1943 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida) was a running back for the New York Giants of the NFL. Frederickson attended Auburn University, and was a two-way player with the Tigers football team (averaging 4.4 yards per carry on offense and leading the team in interceptions as a safety on defense). In 1964, he won the Jacobs Award as the best blocking back in the Southeastern Conference and was a runner up in the Heisman Trophy race. Coach Shug Jordan called him "the most complete football player I've ever seen". Frederickson was the first overall pick in the 1965 NFL Draft having been selected by the New York Giants, with whom he played with until a knee injury forced his retirement in 1971 (six total playing seasons). Frederickson was inducted in the College Football Hall of Fame in 1994. January 12 is the 12th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1943 (MCMXLIII) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1943 calendar). ... Nickname: Venice of America Location of Fort Lauderdale in Broward County, Florida. ... High school running back A running back, halfback or tailback is the position of a player on an American and Canadian football team who lines up in the offensive backfield. ... City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Big Blue Wrecking Crew, Big Blue, G-Men, the Giants, The New York Football Giants Team colors Royal Blue, Red, Gray, and White Head Coach Tom Coughlin Owner The Mara and Tisch Families General manager Ernie Accorsi League/Conference affiliations National Football League... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... Auburn University (AU or Auburn) is a state university located in Auburn, Alabama, in the United States. ... Auburn Tigers football represents Auburn University in NCAA Division I-A college football. ... The Southeastern Conference (SEC) is a college athletic conference which operates in the southeastern part of the United States. ... The Heisman Memorial Trophy Award (also known simply as the Heisman Trophy or The Heisman), named after former college football player and coach John W. Heisman, is considered the most prestigious award in American college football. ... James Ralph Shug Jordan (JURD-an) (September 25, 1910 - July 18, 1980) was the winningest football coach at Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama. ... The 1965 National Football League Draft took place on November 28, 1964. ... The College Football Hall of Fame, located in South Bend, Indiana, United States, is a hall of fame devoted to college football. ...


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