Northern Michigan University wide receiver Marcus Tucker was drafted in the ninth round of the only NCAA Division II fantasy football league in the country.
“I’m excited. Ecstatic actually,” Tucker said. “I was unaware that such a thing existed but I’m honored to be a part of that. It’s always something a player wants to happen, to be drafted in a fantasy league. It’s definitely going to help step up my game.”
Tucker was one of the multiple GLIAC players that were drafted in the league, highlighted by number two overall pick, Ferris State quarterback Jason Vanderlaan. The conference had the most players selected in the first round, including Lake Erie’s Anthony Bilal and Findlay’s Daiquone Ford. Michigan Tech’s Charlie Leffingwell and Ashland’s Anthony Taylor — both running backs — were also drafted.
Tucker was the top receiver for the Wildcats last season and was named one of the captains for the 2014 campaign. A transfer from Mott Community College (Mich.). The five-foot-ten, 190-pounder had two 100-plus receiving games last year was named Offensive Newcomer of the Year in 2013.
The league is hosted on D2messageboard.com and started in 2009. Wide receiver Vernon Johnson from Texas A&M – Commerce was drafted first overall.