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Young Arnold Tucker


Inducted: 2008

DOB: 1/5/1924

Birthplace: Calhoun Falls, SC

Young Arnold Tucker


Few quarterbacks in college football history match the success of Army's Arnold Tucker. After first playing for the University of Miami in 1943, Tucker began his career at Army the following year. A member of two national championship teams (1944-45), this two-time first-team All-America led his fellow Cadets to an unparalleled 27-0-1 record. Tucker, along with Tom McWilliams and Heisman trophy winners Doc Blanchard and Glenn Davis, composed Army's 1946 backfield, often regarded as the greatest of all time. Coached by West Point legend Earl "Red" Blaik, Tucker led Army to three Lambert trophies, passing for 1,127 yards and ten touchdowns. As a safety he led the nation in interceptions. After graduating from the USMA and flight training, Tucker returned to West Point as an assistant to backfield coach Vince Lombardi. He later served both the Army and Air Force, assuming numerous roles such as Deputy Chief of Operations for the 5th AF in Japan from 1968-1970 and Commanding Officer of the 16th Special Operations Squadron in Thailand in 1970. From 1971-74, Tucker acted as Commanding Officer of the Army ROTC program at the University of Miami. He retired as a Lieutenant Colonel.


United States Military Academy






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