After appearing in just 39 games for Exeter City between 1965 and 1967 Torquay-born former apprentice Bruce Stuckey signed for Sunderland in a £15,000 deal. He later played for Torquay United and Reading as well as having a spell in the United States.He was signed as an apprentice by Exeter City in May 1962, having played for Newton Abbot Spurs. He signed a full contract in February 1965. Making his league debut for the Grecians against Brentford at Griffin Park in November 1965, he scored his first goal for the club on New Years Day 1966 at home to Workington. After featuring in the opening 12 league matches of the 1967-68 season and scoring three goals, including being sent off in the home match with Halifax Town, he attracted the attention of Sunderland who paid £15,000 for his signature in November 1967.
He was to spend most of his stay at Roker Park in the reserve team although he did play in 26 league games and scored two goals. He moved back to Devon with Torquay United in February 1971 where his father was chairman of the supporters club and added a further 88 league games and eight goals. He then signed for Reading in November 1973 and featured in 97 league games netting seven goals. He had another spell with Torquay United in January 1975 when he played four games on loan. He also went on loan to AFC Bournemouth in March 1977, where he played five matches before his release from Reading and a stint in the United States with Connecticut Bicentennials. After retiring from playing Stuckey moved back to Torquay to live and worked in child care in Dawlish as well as being a well-known entertainer in pubs and clubs around South Devon. He played cricket for Barton in the Devon League.