Former Alabama quarterback Jake Coker is hanging up his cleats just one year after winning a national championship.
On Friday, Coker announced his retirement during an interview with WNSP-FM 105.5 this week. Coker did not see the field in 2016 and after a short stint in NFL camp the timing was right.
Coker cited injuries as a contributing factor to his retirement.
“I’m just going to move on,” Coker said on The Tide & Tiger Report, via AL.com. “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.
“To be honest with you, my main goal in football was to win a national championship at Alabama. 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 finished his career with two national titles — one as a backup at Florida State and his second leading the Crimson Tide.
While it was brief, you can’t argue the success he had and the memories he will cherish for a lifetime.
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