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Tucker II transitions smoothly to RB for Bobcats

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Editor’s note: This is the second installment in a series breaking down the Montana State Bobcats following the third spring under head coach Jeff Choate and his staff. Today’s installment addresses former wide receiver Karl Tucker II moving to running back this spring. 

FIRST INSTALLMENT: Bobcats still searching for Murray’s main competitor

SECOND INSTALLMENT: McGhee acclimating quickly to coaching MSU running backs

BOZEMAN — As he put his foot in the ground and cut up field sharply, Karl Tucker II looked like he had been running angle routes out of the backfield his entire career.

As the stout 6-foot-1, 205-pounder cut back after taking a handoff on an inside zone read option play during Montana State’s recently completed spring football session, he looked like a natural.

If you didn’t know any better, you’d never know that Tucker spent his first two seasons playing wide receiver for the Bobcats. The Great Falls C.M. Russell High product was one of the standouts of spring for MSU playing running back for the first time.

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Photos by Brooks Nuanez. All Rights Reserved.

Montana State running back Karl Tucker (13)/by Brooks Nuanez

Montana State running back Karl Tucker (13)/by Brooks Nuanez

Montana State running back Karl Tucker (13) takes on linebacker Chad Kanow (54)/by Brooks Nuanez

Montana State running back Karl Tucker (13) with running backs coach DeNarius McGhee/by Brooks Nuanez

Montana State running back Karl Tucker (13)/by Brooks Nuanez

 

 

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About Colter Nuanez

Colter Nuanez is the co-founder and senior writer for Skyline Sports. After spending six years in the newspaper industry with stops at the Missoulian, the Ellensburg Daily Record and the Bozeman Daily Chronicle, the former Washington Newspaper Association Sportswriter of the Year and University of Montana Journalism School graduate ('09) has cultivated a deep passion for sports journalism during his 13-year career covering the Big Sky Conference. In August of 2014, Colter and brother Brooks merged their passions of writing and art to found Skyline Sports.

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