Tucker Frederickson was described by Coach Ralph Jordan as "the most complete football player I have seen in the 38 years I have been connected with the game." He was a consensus All-American and was Player of the Year in the South in 1964. An outstanding fullback and defensive back, Frederickson ended his Auburn career with 100-yard games against Georgia and Alabama. He was also a two-time winner of the Jacobs Blocking Trophy. Frederickson finished sixth in the Heisman balloting in 1964 and was the first player picked in the NFL draft by the New York Giants.