15 Facts About Alijah Vera-Tucker


Solomon Alijah Lewis Vera-Tucker was born on June 17,1999 and is an American football guard for the New York Jets of the National Football League.


Alijah Vera-Tucker played college football at USC, where he was awarded the Morris Trophy in 2020 and was a two-time All-Pac-12 selection.


Alijah Vera-Tucker grew up in Oakland, California and attended Bishop O'Dowd High School.


Alijah Vera-Tucker played offensive tackle and defensive end on the football team and was named an Under Armour All-American as a senior.


Alijah Vera-Tucker was rated a four-star recruit and committed to play college football at USC over offers from Washington, Oregon, Arizona, Arizona State, California, UCLA and Washington State.


Alijah Vera-Tucker played in all 12 of the Trojans games as a reserve guard and on special teams during his redshirt freshman season.


Alijah Vera-Tucker was named first-team All-Pac-12 Conference by the Associated Press.


Alijah Vera-Tucker considered entering the 2020 NFL Draft, but opted to return to USC for his redshirt junior season.


Alijah Vera-Tucker reversed his decision to opt out after the Pac-12 announced that they would resume fall football.


Alijah Vera-Tucker was selected by the New York Jets in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft.


Alijah Vera-Tucker signed his four-year rookie contract with the Jets on July 20,2021, worth $15.88 million.


Alijah Vera-Tucker was named the Jets starting left guard, and started 16 games there, and was named to the PFWA All-Rookie Team.


Alijah Vera-Tucker was named the Jets starting right guard in 2022 after the team signed left guard Laken Tomlinson.


Alijah Vera-Tucker started at left tackle in Week 4 after an injury to George Fant, then moved to right tackle in Week 5 after an injury to Max Mitchell, and started the next three games.


Alijah Vera-Tucker suffered a torn triceps in Week 7 and was placed on injured reserve on October 25,2022.