The strong safety talked with our media partners at DiscoverSD about his pre-game ritual.
There’s no special socks or blood-pumping music involved.
“I’m more of a mellow guy before a game,” Stuckey told the website. “ I’m very energetic (but) I like to contain my energy and really express everything else.”
In his first days practicing at training camp, Stuckey’s professional attitude helped him make a good first impression with his teammates.
As for that yawning before the game thing…
“I like to calm my nerves, a lot positive self-talk, and (I like to) think through my responsibilities on the field and kind of mellow out and relax,” he said.
“Sometimes my body gets so relaxed, I might start yawning, and I’m not even tired,” he said.
Read more from Stuckey in the DiscoverSD article.