Watch: Giants' Justin Tuck on E:60

October, 9, 2012
10/09/12
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ESPN's "E:60" will air a feature on New York Giants defensive end Justin Tuck tonight at 7 pm ET. It includes a wide-ranging interview with ESPN.com NFL columnist Jeffri Chadiha that touches on Tuck's incredibly small-town roots in Alabama. You can check out a video clip from the interview here, and in it Tuck discusses how unlikely he would have imagined were his chances of becoming a star in New York:
Chadiha: If someone would have told you this was how your life would have played out… would you have believed it?

Tuck: I would have laughed… And I probably would have told you I wouldn't want that life... I didn't want the pressure of the big city life or…being a celebrity where everybody’s probing into your personal life. I didn't want any of that…

I didn't want to grow up in Brooklyn, New York, or LA. I like simple things in life… and hopefully when I retire from the NFL I'll go back to those simple things…

Chadiha: How small of a town are you from?

Tuck: Uh… half of them are Tucks.

Tuck is one of the more interesting and thoughtful players to whom I get to talk on a semi-regular basis, so I feel good about recommending this to you without being accused of just being a company man. Plus, Giants fans who have been making all of the "Where's Tuck?" jokes the past couple of weeks will now have some fresh material, so there's that.

Dan Graziano

ESPN New York Giants reporter

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