In Justin Tuck's NFL career, he has accomplished just about everything he could with the New York Giants, including winning two Super Bowl Championships in his tenure. But on Wednesday, you could add another wrinkle to the celebrity that is Tuck, as he finally graced the TV scene as he made a cameo appearance on the hit television show, "Necessary Roughness."
It makes sense for Tuck to appear on the one-hour show on the USA Network considering the show is football-centered. The TV show is a spin-off of the early 1990's movie, "Necessary Roughness," which was about a college program that had to start from scratch after violating college rules in the past.
On the day of the airing for the TV show, when asked why it took so long for Tuck to get a TV spot on such a hit show, he said he doesn't have the star power in Hollywood like others do.
“I’m not that big of a star,” Tuck said with a chuckle Tuesday. “Sometimes it takes a little longer than you might think. But I got the opportunity to do something different, and I jumped on it. It was a fun experience, and I got an opportunity to work with great people. I mean, I think everybody in America knows Uncle Jessie.”
The "Uncle Jessie" that Tuck is referring to is world-known actor and star of Necessary Roughness, John Stamos, who made his calling playing Jessie on the hit 1990's TV show "Full House." Before then, Stamos was also a part of the musical group, the Beach Boys as a backup drummer.
When asked where he would be when the show would air on Wednesday night at 10 PM, Tuck said "probably at home, changing diapers." The Tuck family welcomed their latest addition to their family on Fathers Day with the birth of their son, Jonah Tuck.
The recently-turned 30-year-old Tuck is in the final year of his contract with the Giants and is looking to have a bounce-back season after two lackluster years that were centered around injuries and inconsistency.
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