About the PresenterRoss Tucker is a Wyomissing, Pennsylvania native and graduated from Wyomissing
High School in 1997.
He then matriculated to Princeton University where he was an All-Ivy selection in football and a two-time Academic All-American who majored in politics.
Tucker went on to a seven-year career in the NFL as an offensive lineman, starting 24 games and playing in 44 for the Washington Redskins, Dallas Cowboys, Buffalo Bills, and New England Patriots from 2001-2008.
After suffering a neck injury, Tucker retired from pro football. He continues to stay close to the game as a columnist and podcast host for ESPN.com in addition to calling NFL and NCAA games for FOX Sports, USA Radio, VERSUS, and YES. He also has his own morning radio show on SiriusXM NFL Radio channel 124.
In addition to his media pursuits, Tucker is a frequent public speaker and the Founder and CEO of GoBigRecruiting.com, a website that allows high school student-athletes to submit their video and information to college coaches online.
This event is part of the 2011 Greater Reading Literary Festival at AlverniaStart Date: 10/20/2011 1:00 pm
End Date: 10/20/2011 3:00 pm
Location: Bernardine Hall Lecture Hall
- History: Established as a private four-year liberal arts college in 1958, Alvernia celebrated its 50th year by being awarded university status in 2008.
- Heritage: Founded by the Bernardine Sisters, a Catholic religious order, the university embraces the Franciscan core values of service, humility, collegiality, contemplation and peacemaking.
- Motto: “To Learn, To Love, To Serve”
- Campus: The main campus in Reading is 121 acres, with two satellite campuses in Philadelphia and Pottsville (Schuylkill County).
- Location: Our residential campus is situated three miles from center-city Reading, in the scenic Blue Mountain area of Eastern Pennsylvania.
- Enrollment: 3,000 students attend Alvernia including 1,500 traditional undergraduates, 600 continuing education students, and 780 graduate students. Over 77% of first-year students live on campus.
- Faculty: Our professors are accomplished scholars, experts in their fields, and supportive mentors. The student-to-faculty ratio is 14:1. Most classes are 20 students or fewer.
- Athletics: NCAA Division III, member of the Commonwealth Conference of the Middle Atlantic States Athletic Corporation and member of Eastern College Athletic Conference, 8 men’s and 10 women’s intercollegiate sports.