Justin Tucker sings in 7 languages, and other facts about Ravens kicker

Justin Tucker is the fastest kicker in NFL history to make 100 field goals, reaching that milestone in 50 games. AP Photo/Don Wright

Here are five things you might not know about Baltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tucker, who hit the winning 52-yard field goal Thursday night to beat the rival Pittsburgh Steelers:

1. Tucker wasn't among the 253 players drafted in 2012. He needed to try out for the Ravens before signing a deal that included no signing bonus. That occurred 31 days after the draft. There were four kickers taken in that draft: Randy Bullock (fifth round), Greg Zuerlein (sixth), Blair Walsh (sixth) and John Potter (seventh). Bullock and Potter are out of the league, and Zuerlein and Walsh have converted less than 85 percent of their field goals. Tucker has made 89.9 percent of his attempts, which is the second-highest in NFL history behind Dallas' Dan Bailey (90.1 percent).

2. He can sing in seven different languages -- English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Latin and Russian. Tucker majored in recording technology at Texas and studied under professor Nikita Storojev, a renowned opera singer. He has sung for teammates during training camp, and he can now be heard bellowing out his love for coffee in commercials for a regional convenience store chain.

3. This season, Tucker became the fastest kicker in NFL history to reach 100 field goals made, reaching that milestone in 50 games. Jan Stenerud, the only kicker in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, previously held the mark at 53 games. Tucker has now connected on 107 field goals in 52 games, which is an average of two per game.

4. Tucker has an unusual pregame routine. He lays out his entire uniform -- jersey, pants, helmet, cleats and even underwear -- on the floor in front of his locker. Why? Deion Sanders was Tucker's football hero when he was a kid, and he read that "Prime Time" did the same before he dressed for every game. Teammates are known to mess with his uniform when he's not looking.

5. He's only the sixth-highest paid kicker in the NFL this season. As a restricted free agent, Tucker is earning $2.356 million -- which is a significant raise from his $570,000 base salary in 2014. Still, he is getting paid nearly $1 million less than the league's highest-paid kicker (Oakland's Sebastian Janikowski). Funny enough, Tucker is getting paid less than Pittsburgh's Josh Scobee, who missed two field goals Thursday night. After the season, the Ravens are going to have to put the franchise tag on Tucker or sign him to a long-term deal that could make him the NFL's highest-paid kicker. The Ravens are certainly not going to let him leave.