The name Jake Coker will surely be familiar to you if you are a lover of American football and even more if you are a big fan of the Alabama Crimson Tide, which he led to a national championship in 2015.
Who is Jake Coker?
He was born on August 4, 1992, as Bryant Jacob Coker. He attended St. Paul’s Episcopal School Alabama where he played for both the basketball and football teams. After high school, he went to Florida State University, where he was also heavily involved in the school soccer team.
His Early Life and Career
As a freshman at the State University of Florida, Coker was retired for the entire 2010 season. The following year he became EJ Manuel’s replacement, playing in three games and scoring three of five passes for 45 yards and a touchdown.
In 2013 he competed with Jameis Winston for the position of quarterback, but Winston won the job and Coker served as his replacement until he missed the rest of the season due to a knee injury. He played a total of six games, 18 of 36 over 250 yards, and one interception.
When Coker transferred from Florida State University to the University of Alabama in 2014, he did not have to be dressed in red like in his former institution, he was immediately eligible to play and took advantage of the opportunity with both hands.
Now in Alabama, he fought for the starting spot on Crimson Tide, lost to Blake Sims, and had to play as a substitute again. Coker is not one to take no for an answer. In 2015 he fought for the starting job again and this time he won the competition and helped the Crimson Tide win the 2016 College Football Playoff National Championship match against the Clemson Tigers with a final score of 45-40.
In 2016, Coker became the starting quarterback for the South at the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama. He scored a 3-8 pass over 23 yards and led his team to the game’s first touchdown.
After his successes to date, and after going undrafted in April 2016 in the 2016 NFL Draft, Coker signed a free-agent contract with the Arizona Cardinals.
In August 2016, he was dismissed from the team as part of a squad reduced to 75 players. Because he was unable to fully recover from knee surgery, Coker was forced to retire from the team in April 2017.
His Family and Siblings
Poker’s family is full of athletes, and he just came and joined in. With the exception of his older brother, Patrick Brown, who serves as a U.S. Air Force captain and pilot of an A-10 Warthog, the rest of his family seems to be in the sports business.
It is perhaps not entirely inappropriate to say that Coker lived his grandfather’s dream, who was unable to realize his dream of becoming a professional American footballer because of his service to the country in Korea. Coker’s grandfather is said to have been drafted by both the Boston Celtics and the New York Yankees, but never had the chance to play professionally.
Coker’s half-sister Shelley Spires plays volleyball in the Air Force. It is on record that she played at St. Paul’s Episcopal, played at club level before she joined the Air Force – where she competed with the athletics team and received the Newcomer of the Year award.
It’s also on the record that during high school she set the record straight in the state of Alabama, scored a record 5,000 points in 2014, and won the title by nearly 700 points.
His younger brother (half brother), Peyton Spires, is also an outstanding high school basketball player in St. Paul’s Episcopal. As you can see, the whole family is passionate about sports in one way or another.
Who is Jake Coker’s Girlfriend
Sarah Jeffries, that’s the name of Coker’s girlfriend. Jake and Sarah, who also studied at the University of Alabama, have been together for a long time. The couple was together before Coker retired from football for professional reasons.
In 2017, the former quarterback and national champion of Alabama proposed marriage to his sweetheart on bended knees. They are definitely still together, and since there is no news or rumors of their separation/separation, we should probably hear wedding bells soon.
How Tall is Jake Coker?
Coker is a pretty big guy, he’s at 6″5 inches and weighs 232 pounds.
Real Name: Bryant Jacob Coker
Date of Birth: August 4, 1992
Place of Birth: Mobile, Alabama
Country: U. S
Marital Status: Engaged
Parents: Michelle Spires, Ant Coker.