A former Alabama quarterback’s playing days are over.
Jake Coker, who helped lead Alabama to a national title during the 2015 season, is hanging up his cleats. Coker, who went undrafted in the 2016 NFL Draft and spent time with the Arizona Cardinals last summer, announced the news on WNSP-FM 105.5 this week. He cited injuries as part of his decision. Here’s more, via AL.com:
“I’m just going to move on,” Coker said on The Tide & Tiger Reporton WNSP-FM 105.5 in Mobile. “I had another surgery when I was with the Cardinals, and that was kind of the last thing. I didn’t want another surgery. I’m just kind of ready to move on. I’m excited about what’s ahead.”
Coker noted that his “main goal” was to win a national title at Alabama. He also won one as part of Florida State’s roster back in 2013.
“To be honest with you, my main goal in football was to win a national championship at Alabama,” Coker said. ‘That was my dream growing up and I got to fulfill that. I have no regrets with what I’ve done or what I’m doing now. I had a blast doing it and I couldn’t be more happy with the outcome.”
Coker reportedly has a job lined up at Cooper Marine and Timberlands.