Former Alabama QB Jake Coker ‘just going to move on’ from football
Former Alabama QB Jake Coker is officially retiring from football, he announced Thursday.
In a radio interview with WNSP 105.5 FM in Mobile, Ala., the former national championship-winning quarterback said he is done with the game. A knee injury ended his chances at an NFL roster spot last summer.
“I’m just going to move on,” Coker said, according to AL.com’s Creg Stephenson. “I had another surgery when I was with the (Arizona) 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.”
The former Crimson Tide quarterback has taken a job with Cooper Marine and Timberlands in Creola, Ala. However, he said he isn’t disappointed about how his football career turned out. He said he achieved his “main goal” in football: winning a title at Alabama.
“That was my dream growing up, and I got to fulfill that,” he said. “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 was the starter for Alabama in 2015 when the Crimson Tide went 14-1 and beat Clemson 45-40 in the national championship game. He threw for 3,110 yards that season, with 21 touchdowns and eight interceptions.
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