He was signed by the Ravens as an undrafted free agent in 2012.
Tucker played for the Texas Longhorns football team while attending the University of Texas. An undrafted free agent in the 2012 NFL Draft, Tucker was not selected by any of the 32 teams.
Nonetheless, the Ravens went on to win the game, giving Tucker his first Super Bowl ring.
The following 2013 season, despite missing two field goals in Week 2 against the Cleveland Browns, Tucker continued his success as an accurate kicker for the Ravens.
On January 12, 2013, during the divisional playoff round game against the Denver Broncos, Tucker kicked a 47-yard field goal in double overtime to win the game (later known as the Mile High Miracle) and sent the Ravens to the AFC championship for the second consecutive year.
During the 2nd quarter of Super Bowl XLVII against the San Francisco 49ers, Tucker failed in converting the first fake field goal attempt in Super Bowl history, coming up just one yard short of the nine needed for the first down.
In his debut season, Tucker proved to be a very accurate kicker, making all 42 of his PAT attempts while missing only 3 out of his 35 Field Goals.
During Week 3 against the New England Patriots, Tucker kicked a game winning field goal with 2 seconds left, giving the Ravens a 31–30 victory and their first ever regular season victory over the Patriots.
In 2011, concluding a 118 game rivalry with Texas A&M University and the University of Texas, he kicked the game winning field goal as time expired. However, the Baltimore Ravens signed him on May 29, 2012 to begin workouts and camp for the Ravens alongside placekicker Billy Cundiff.
After impressive showings and accurate field goals during the team's preseason games, Tucker earned the starting job as the Ravens official placekicker upon Cundiff's release from his contract with Baltimore on August 26, 2012.
Justin Paul Tucker (born November 21, 1989) is an American football placekicker for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League (NFL).