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Tucker Melcher
Tucker  Melcher


Reno, Nev.

High School:
Galena HS

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 200

Wide Receiver


Junior (2016):
After returning from a medical condition to play in seven games last season, will eye an increased role at wide receiver as a junior in 2016.

Sophomore (2015): Played in seven games on the season … Made his collegiate debut in Nevada’s season-opening victory against UC Davis … Saw playing time against UC Davis, Arizona, Texas A&M, UNLV, Wyoming, San Jose State and against Colorado State in the 2015 Arizona Bowl … Letter winner.

Redshirt Freshman (2014): Served as a student assistant after recovering from a serious infection that led to hospitalization in the spring.

Freshman (2013): Joined the team as a true freshman and redshirted his first full season with the program.

High School
A graduate of Galena High School ... Was a three-year letterwinner in football and also lettered in track and field, baseball and basketball ... Was part of a league championship team as a senior in 2012 ... Earned second-team All-League honors ... Was a member of the National Honor Society and earned an academic-athlete award.

Born Tucker McKenna Melcher on Oct. 21, 1994 ... Son of Bubba and Tracy Melcher ... Has a younger brother and a younger sister ... His father played tight end at Nevada and was a four-year letterwinner (1978-81) ... Uncle played defensive end at UNLV ... Picked Nevada because it has been his dream to play here since the second grade ... Earning a major in community health science.

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