Justin Tuck‘s 6’4″ frame may make for an imposing defensive end, but it turns out the New York Giant‘s heart is as big as his body.
Tuck and his wife Lauran launched R.U.S.H. for Literacy five years ago. The program provides new books to low-income youth in three states.
“We felt that kids and education were something we would be passionate about for the rest of our lives,” Tuck, 30, tells PEOPLE.
As the couple prepare for this year’s charity fundraiser — the annual Tuck’s Celebrity Billiards Tournament, held May 30 at Slate NYC — we spoke to the author and Super Bowl champ about the importance of avoiding reading’s “summer slide” and learned some happy news — a sibling for 3-year-old son Jayce is on the way in June!