Solomon Alijah Lewis Vera-Tucker is an American football guard for the New York Jets of the National Football League (NFL).
He played college football at USC, where he was awarded the Morris Trophy in 2020 and was a two-time All-Pac-12 selection. Vera-Tucker was drafted by the Jets in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft.
Vera-Tucker grew up in Oakland, California, and attended Bishop O’Dowd High School. He played offensive tackle and defensive end on the football team and was named an Under Armour All-American as a senior.
Vera-Tucker was rated a four-star recruit and committed to playing college football at USC over offers from Washington, Oregon, Arizona, Arizona State, California, UCLA, and Washington State.
Vera-Tucker redshirted his true freshman season. Vera-Tucker played in all 12 of the Trojans games as a reserve guard and on special teams during his redshirt freshman season.
He was named first-team All-Pac-12 Conference by the Associated Press. Vera-Tucker considered entering the 2020 NFL Draft but opted to return to USC for his redshirt junior season.
Following the announcement that Pac-12 would postpone the 2020 season, Vera-Tucker announced that he would opt out of the season in order to focus on preparing for the 2021 NFL Draft.
Vera-Tucker reversed his decision to opt-out after the Pac-12 announced that they would resume fall football.
Alijah Vera-Tucker Parents: Meet Rhonda and Solomon
Alijah Vera-Tucker’s parents are Rhonda and Solomon, unfortunately, there is no information about them.