When Ravens kicker Justin Tucker missed the first extra-point kick of his career Sunday, it couldn't have come at a worse time. The Ravens had just scored a touchdown in the last seconds of the game against the New Orleans Saints and all they needed was that point to send the game into overtime.
But instead of roasting him on social media, as happens often enough in sports (and life), Baltimore fans for the most part seemed to take this opportunity to embrace Tucker. He is after all responsible for 215 field goals (out of 239 attempts) plus 222 extra points over his seven years with the Ravens. That translates to 867 points.
From his clutch kicking down the stretch in 2012 to his 61-yard game-winning field goal against the Detroit Lions (not to mention his beautiful voice), click on the photos above to see some of the reasons why he’s earned so much goodwill.