From Sylvester, Georgia, Tukes was named All-Region and All-Metro before committing to the University of Central Florida to play college ball.
The 6-5, 255 lb tight end became a force for UCF, as well. Possessing elite size, blocking ability and work ethic, Tukes totaled 286 receiving yards and 3 touchdowns in his UCF career. He signed a deal with the Philadelphia Eagles after going undrafted.
In 2017, Tukes played in The Spring League’s inaugural season to showcase his skills against elite competition in front of pro scouts.
Said Tukes: “My experience in The Spring League was great. From the moment you check in, the players and coaches have a great attitude. It gives you one less thing to worry about. What The Spring League is doing is what the game of football needs.”