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6-3 / 237
A great athlete who transitioned to linebacker from quarterback prior to last year's Cotton Bowl.
2011: Appeared in four games on special teams and made one tackle against Texas A&M.
COMMUNITY COLLEGE: Rated as a three-star QB by Rivals.com and the No. 1 dual-threat quarterback among JUCO players... Led the Blinn Bucs to a win in the 10th annual C.H.A.M.P.S. Heart of Texas Bowl and was named the game's most valuable player after passing for 140 yards and running for another 78 yards... Named all-league on offense for the Southwest Junior College Football Conference (SWJCFC)... Named the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Offensive Player of the Week on Nov. 1 when he completed 17-of-24 passes for 262 yards and two TDs and also rushed for another 137 yards on 10 carries and three touchdowns... Threw for 2,015 yards and 17 TDs in 2010 while rushing for 733 yards and 12 scores.
BOSTON COLLEGE: Started three games for the Eagles as a redshirt freshman in 2009 where he threw for 229 yards and four touchdowns.
HIGH SCHOOL: Earned Greater Atlanta All-Area honors as a senior at Northview... Captured North Fulton second-team accolades in 2007... Threw for 1,310 yards and 12 touchdowns in his senior season... Also ran for 563 yards and six touchdowns... Set school career records in passing yards and passing touchdowns... Set school single-game records in passing yards, total yards and touchdowns scored... Served as team captain... Played in the second annual Offense-Defense All-American Bowl in Miami's Orange Bowl in January 2008... All-North Fulton County selection... Ranked in the top 50 of players to come out of Georgia by Rivals.com and the No. 36 quarterback nationally according to ESPN.com... Super 7 North Fulton honoree... Passed for 3,675 yards, ran for 1,300 yards and had 44 touchdowns in his career... Team captain as a senior under head coach George Gettle.
PERSONAL: Justin DuJian Tuggle was born January 4, 1990... Justin and his younger sister Jessica are the children of DuJuan and Jessie Tuggle, who played 14 seasons in the National Football League... Jessie was selected to five Pro Bowls and was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2007... Majoring in political science.