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AState RB coach Anthony Tucker Moves To Maryland Staff

Anthony Tucker will join Maryland staff as running backs coach

Anthony Tucker, the only holdover from Bryan Harsin's staff at Arkansas State, is headed to Maryland.

The Red Wolves' running back coach, Tucker will join former A-State offensive coordinator Walt Bell in College Park, taking the same position at the Big 10 member school.

Tucker, who was at A-State for 3 seasons, coached receivers under Harsin and made the move to running back coach under Anderson. Red Wolf running backs posted over 2500 yards rushing in 2015.

He came to Arkansas State after two seasons at Idaho State, where he coached  wide receiver. Prior to joining Idaho State, in 2010 Tucker  was Colorado's Offensive Technical Assistant under Dan Hawkins. Tucker went to Colorado after spending the 2006-09 seasons as Lakewood (Calif.) High School's Passing Game Coordinator and Wide Receivers Coach.  

Tucker spent four seasons in the NFL, signing as a free agent with the New York  Giants in 1999 and later earning a spot on the team's practice squad in 2000.   He was allocated to NFL Europe from the Giants in 2001 and played for the Amsterdam  Admirals. He signed with the St. Louis Rams in 2002 but suffered a career-ending leg  injury.

Tucker was a football and track and field star at Los Alamitos High School in Los Alamitos, Calif.,and a three-year letterman at Fresno State, where he started at wide receiver his last two seasons with the Bulldogs.

Tucker earned his bachelor of science degree in criminology in 1999.