Justin Tucker willed the Baltimore Ravens to a win over the Detroit Lions on Monday, booting six field goals, including the game-winning 61-yarder.
And over the past few days, Ravens fans have gone out of their way to express their gratitude.
Tucker has become a rock star in Baltimore, and Jamison Hensley of ESPN writes that at an event this week, hundreds of fans showed up to ask for his autograph and one person even waited in line for seven hours and made Tucker a mix tape.
There are billboards in Baltimore which read "In Tucker We Trust" and shirts being made celebrating the second-year kicker.
For his part, Tucker has been bombarded with text messages and other gifts. He told ESPN Radio's "SVP & Russillo" show that he received 61 text messages in the wake of his performance Monday, and he said he couldn't even turn on his cell phone after the game because his Twitter mentions were killing his battery.
On Thursday Tucker posted a photo of six Dr Pepper bottles sent to him by the soda company:
All Tucker needs now is a nickname worthy of his celebrity.
Appreciate all the kind words and the idea of a nickname, but 'Legatron' has alrdy been earned by another quality PK, Greg Z..Open to ideas!
— Justin Tucker (@jtuck9) December 18, 2013
— Justin Tucker (@jtuck9) December 19, 2013
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