Jake Coker played entire 2015 season with broken toe
“Roll Tide” is more than just a catchy slogan. It’s a way of life. At least that’s the message that former Alabama quarterback Jake Coker made sure to put forth last season.
Coker made an appearance on WNSP 105.5 FM in Alabama on Tuesday and revealed that he played the entire 2015 season with a broken right big toe.
“I broke my big right toe in August, and I had two big screws put in it right after I broke it,” Coker said per Al.com. “Finally, I got them out on Friday. I’m dealing with that right now.
“It was good,” he continued. “At Alabama, they know how to do all that stuff, so it wasn’t that big of a deal.”
Coker, 23, had a solid senior year in Tuscaloosa, grinding through the injury to throw for 3110 yards with 21 touchdowns and eight interceptions as ‘Bama’s starting QB. The Crimson Tide finished the season with a record of 14-1, winning the CFP National Championship.
Led by a now even gutsier season-long performance by their veteran signal caller (who finished with 335 passing yards and two touchdowns in the title game against Clemson), it looks like Alabama’s championship run has given a whole new meaning to the phrase “toeing the line of success.”
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