The Princeton community is invited to join us in McCosh 50 on Wednesday, March 23rd for a dynamic conversation with Kyle Brandt ’01 and Ross Tucker ’01 as
The Princeton community is invited to join us in McCosh 50 on Wednesday, March 23rd for a dynamic conversation with Kyle Brandt ’01 and Ross Tucker ’01 as part of the Jake McCandless ’51 PVC Speaker Series. Brandt and Tucker are former Princeton Football teammates who have gone on to impressive and diverse careers as mainstream sports media personalities, among other professional accomplishments.
“Tigers In Front of the Mic“
Conversation with Sports Media Personalities Ross Tucker ’01 & Kyle Brandt ’01
The conversation will be moderated by Ford Family Director of Athletics, John Mack ’00. The speaker series event is free and open to the general public (no advanced registration required).
The Jake McCandless ’51 PVC Speaker Series was endowed in the name of J.L. “Jake” McCandless ’51, who coached Princeton to the 1969 Ivy League football championship during the Tigers’ centennial year of football. Click here to learn more about the series and past featured speakers.
COVID POLICY: in accordance with current University policy, all attendees five years and older must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (an on-site attestation form will be available for visitors/attendees not currently in the University testing protocol). Face coverings will be optional. Ability to social distance at the event may not be possible.
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Ross Tucker ’01, a Politics major, was a two-time Academic All-American and offensive lineman for Princeton football before going on to play seven years in the National Football League (NFL). Tucker played for the Redskins, Cowboys, Bills and Patriots, and was named to the USA Today “All-Joe” team in 2003. He retired from the NFL in 2008, and leveraged his passion for football to begin a new career as a professional sports commentator and successful businessman. Tucker is now a game analyst for the Philadelphia Eagles, CBS Sports, and Westwood One in addition to his year-round duties for Entercom and The Athletic. He is also the co-founder of RT Media, which owns and operates all of his podcasts including the flagship Ross Tucker Football Podcast.
Kyle Brandt ’01 was an English major and three-year starter at running back and kick returner for Princeton football, and also appeared in several campus theatre productions. After graduation, he appeared on the hit MTV show The Real World Chicago (2001), and then as a lead on the soap opera Days of Our Lives (2003-06). In 2007 he joined The Jim Rome Show where he served as senior writer, producer and eventually executive producer. Today, he serves as a co-host of the popular NFL Network show Good Morning Football. He also recently launched the popular podcast Ten Questions With Kyle Brandt, which interviews celebrity guests through a series of trivia questions relating to their childhoods and careers.
(Wednesday) 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
McCosh Hall, Room 50