Stanford senior offensive tackle Casey Tucker announced via Instagram he will transfer to Arizona State for his final year of eligibility Tuesday afternoon.
I am beyond excited to announce that I will be coming home to play my last year of eligibility… https://t.co/Rc0HJUWb1k— Bigctuck (@CaseyTucker77) January 30, 2018
“I am extraordinarily grateful for the opportunity to show all the work I have put in through this process. I can’t wait to go out and earn what I know this team and I are capable of. Thank you coach Edwards, coach Christensen, coach Likens, and the whole ASU staff,” Tucker said in his Instagram post.
The Gilbert, Arizona native, played high school football at Hamilton where he won the 2012 Division 6A State Championship. Tucker was rated a four-star by ESPN, Rivals and Scout and the No. 5 offensive tackle in the country by ESPN in the class of 2014.
The 6-6, 301-pound o-lineman started at right tackle in all 14 games of Stanford’s 2015 Rose Bowl season where he blocked for Christian McCaffrey, who at the time, posted the most single-season rushing yards in Stanford history at 2,019. Bryce Love broke it in 2017, placing second in the nation with 2,118.
Tucker played in just eight games as a junior due to injury in 2016 — two at left tackle and six at right tackle — before he sat out the 2017 season.
The one time Tucker played ASU, Stanford fell 26-10 on Oct. 19, 2014 to the then-No. 17 Sun Devils in Tempe. The next time the two programs collide: Oct. 18, 2018.
Offensive guard Sam Jones bypassed his senior season for the NFL Draft, while center A.J. McCollum graduated, leaving Steven Miller, Quinn Bailey, Cohl Cabral and Zach Robertson as the lone returners form the 2017 starting offensive line.