Former Alabama quarterback Jake Coker hanging up his cleats

Jan 11, 2016; Glendale, AZ, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback Jake Coker (14) celebrates with the 2016 CFP National Championship trophy after beating the Clemson Tigers at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Following a college career that ended with two national championship rings, former Alabama quarterback Jacob Coker has decided to walk away from playing the game of football.

The starting quarterback for Alabama’s 2015 national championship team, he was also on Florida State’s 2013 title team, Coker had a brief stint with the Arizona Cardinals last offseason after going undrafted in the 2016 NFL Draft. According to Coker, who was a guest on WNSP Sports Radio 105.5 FM, his short time in the NFL resulted in another surgery, which attributed to the end of this playing career.

“I’m just going to move on,” Coker said on the air, according to Creg Stephenson of “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.”

Coker doesn’t sound very upset with his decision, however, as the former Tide quarterback claims to have fulfilled his personal goal during his time in Tuscaloosa.

“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.”

During his two years with Alabama, Coker threw for 3,513 yards, 25 touchdowns, and eight interceptions.

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