CAL CAREER: Had 50 catches for 815 yards and four TD, averaging 16.3 yards per catch and 35.4 receiving yards per game in 23 contests ... started 14 of the team's last 20 games.
2009: (Game-by-Game Stats) Had 453 receiving yards and a 15.6 yard-per-catch average (best on team) on 29 receptions ... had at least 50 yards receiving in five of the team's games ... caught a 59-yarder from Kevin Riley at Minnesota before the two hooked up again for a 50-yarder at Oregon ... selected fourth-team preseason All-Pac-10 by Phil Steele.
2008: (Game-by-Game Stats) Had an excellent season, beginning the season as a reserve receiver but moved into the lineup and started the team's final seven contests ... ranked second on the club with 362 receiving yards (No. 24 Pac-10) on 21 catches for a team-high 17.2 yards per catch average ... scored three touchdowns ... had at least one catch in each of the 10 games he played in with 19 of his 21 receptions and 323 of his 362 receiving yards coming over the final eight games of the season ... scored a touchdown on his first career catch vs. Maryland when Kevin Riley found him in the end zone from 10 yards out with 1:14 remaining in the contest ... had a career-high five receptions for 66 yards vs. Oregon and also had multiple catches in road games at Arizona (4-68), USC (3-40) and Oregon State (3-28) with his second and third TDs of the season coming in the Arizona and Oregon State contests, respectively ... had a memorable one-handed catch over a USC defender near the Cal sideline against the Trojans ... picked up all of his career-high 74 receiving yards on one catch during the Emerald Bowl vs. Miami, Fla., when he caught a Nate Longshore heave at the Hurricanes' two-yard line to set up the game's first score.
JUNIOR COLLEGE: Tabbed as a three-star junior college prospect at the wide receiver position by Scout.com ... listed at No. 57 among junior college prospects by Rivals.com ... tabbed as a SuperPrep Juco 100 player (No. 56) ... earned All-Mission League honors as a sophomore, helping the 2007 squad to its third in a current run of four straight conference titles (2005-08) by posting 26 receptions for 538 yards and a team-best nine touchdown catches... caught 16 passes for 229 yards and four touchdowns as a freshman in 2006 when the Warriors were also state champs.
HIGH SCHOOL: Caught 44 passes for 504 yards and seven touchdowns in his only season of prep football as a senior in 2005 while also rushing eight times for 40 yards ... picked off four balls for 140 yards and also made 58 tackles on defense ... team won the Los Angeles City title before being knocked off in the state playoffs.
PERSONAL: Full name is Verran Mitchell Tucker ... born June 26, 1988 ... major is Social Welfare.
LAST UPDATED: December20, 2009