OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- Baltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tucker might be the second-most accurate kicker in NFL history, but he also sings opera in seven languages and does a mean impersonation of Matthew McConaughey.
He can also rap about fried chicken.
Tucker's commercials for a regional convenience store features him rhyming about chicken and fries while holding a drumstick as a mic. For Tucker, he's as comfortable performing in this ad as he is lining up for a winning field goal.
"Memorizing the rap about the fried chicken was something that came somewhat naturally to me," he said. "I've been known to drop the occasional mix tape here and there back in my collegiate days."
This 30-second commercial took about an hour to film, Tucker said.
Here is a portion of the lyrics for Tucker's rap commercial:
Got some chicken in my hand
Gonna eat it, understand?
It's crispy, golden brown
Moist and tender going down
Did Tucker have any input in this rap?
"There is a little give and take," Tucker said. "For this last go-around, I was more than happy to be a company guy and accommodate in whatever way Royal Farms needed me to do."
While he might be the first NFL player to rap about friend chicken -- ESPN Stats & Information is working hard to confirm this -- Tucker has also distinguished himself in the first two games of the season. Tucker is 5-for-5 on field goals, including making both kicks from 50 yards and beyond.
Consistency on the long-distance kicks is perhaps the one flaw to his game. In his previous two seasons, Tucker was 8-of-19 (42 percent) on attempts from 50 yards and longer and was 54-of-55 (98.1 percent) from inside 50.
Special-teams coordinator Jerry Rosburg said Tucker isn't doing anything differently with his 50-yard kicks this season.
"We expect to make them real honestly," Rosburg said. "He's that kind of kicker. You put him out there at 50 yards and those are balls he should be making. He has so far, and we have a lot of confidence in him."
So, what's more difficult: kicking 50-yard field goals or rapping about fast food? Tucker said it's neither.
"What definitely hits me harder is hearing and seeing the reviews of the commercial via social media and otherwise," Tucker said. "That's harder to hear about that than to hear about how Tucker might have missed one last week. Some of the comments, people cut deep. People can be harsh critics, but it's all in good fun."