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R.j. Luke

TE | (6-2, 255, 4.8) | Western Illinois
By Pro Football Weekly

Notes: High school tight end, basketball player and track performer. Parade All-American and coach's son. Played and lettered as a fullback at Penn State as a true freshman in 1998, carrying six times for 17 yards. Rushed 4-29 and made his first catch for six yards in '99. Redshirted in 2000 with a knee injury. Moved to tight end in '01 and started once. Caught 12-207 and one touchdown, including a 64-yard score vs. Michigan State. Was cleared of assault charges stemming from an incident in which a fraternity member was thrown through a window in April '02. However, opted to transfer to the I-AA level in fall of '02. Caught 40-726-5 with Western Illinois and won first-team All-Gateway honors.

Positives: Has improved as a route-runner and uses his body well to gain position as a receiver. A good effort-type who will block. Productive. Has good hands.

Negatives: Is not a good blocker and has average speed. Will take his eyes off a ball in the air and doesn't always make the proper adjustments. As a blocker, doesn't get good leverage, and was dominated at times, especially at Penn State. Durability is a concern. Has only adequate size.

Summary: Best chance would be as an H-back type.

* Player biographies are provided by Pro Football Weekly.