Baltimore School for the Arts has 50,000 reasons to love Ravens kicker Justin Tucker this morning.
Tucker was named the winner of the "Most Valuable Performer" talent show on CBS Jan. 25, a competition in which various NFL football players showcased their talents and online voters picked the champion. Tucker's charity, chosen to receive a $50,000 donation, is the Baltimore School for the Arts in Mount Vernon.
In addition to being one of the most accurate kickers in NFL history, Tucker is a renowned opera singer who has performed at a Catholic Charities holiday concert and on various commercials. He majored in music at the University of Texas.
On the CBS show, he wowed the crowd with a stirring rendition of "Ave Maria."
Incidentally, three Ravens were among the six finalists in the competition -- running back Alex Collins showed off his Irish dance moves, and defensive lineman Brandon Williams sang the Bruno Mars tune "What I Like."
The other three finalists were Carolina Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart (piano), Cleveland Browns guard Kevin Zeitler (dog tricks) and Denver Broncos defensive lineman Domata Peko (guitar and singing).
The Baltimore School for the Arts took to twitter to congratulate and thank Tucker: