Justin Tucker may be the best kicker in the NFL, and it’s a pretty safe bet that he has the best singing voice as well. At least in the opera department.

The Baltimore Ravens’ two-time All-Pro participated in the NFL’s “Most Valuable Performer” talent show on Thursday night, and came away victorious after a fantastic performance of “Ave Maria”.

This is truly impressive:

Tucker’s ability to sing “Ave Maria” has actually been known for a while (we had a post about it in 2015), but this was a nationally televised performance on CBS, and with $50,000 on the line for charity. As he usually does on the football field, Tucker came through in the clutch.

The 28-year-old will give the $50,000 prize money to the Baltimore School of the Arts, according to ESPN:

Tucker, who earned a music degree at the University of Texas, will give his $50,000 prize money to the Baltimore School for the Arts.

“Hopefully, we’re going to keep encouraging Baltimore’s youth to stay involved in music, dance and all of the fine arts,” he said.

The talent competition also featured Tucker’s Ravens teammates Brandon Williams and Alex Collins, as well as the Panthers’ Jonathan Stewart, the Broncos’ Domata Peko, and the Browns’ Kevin Zeitler.

Stewart — who has 7,318 rushing yards and 51 touchdowns in his 10 years with Carolina — took to the piano to perform Adele’s “Hello”:

And Zeitler went with dog tricks (with his dog Amber), so obviously we have to include that video:


[CBS Sports; ESPN]

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