OUTLOOK: A season removed from transferring from Florida State, Jake Coker looks to secure the Crimson Tide’s starting job at quarterback in 2015 ... arrived at the Capstone in the summer of 2014, after graduating at Florida State … a strong-armed, mobile quarterback who played in seven games for Alabama in 2014 and 11 during the 2012 and 2013 seasons for the Seminoles ... has thrown for 698 yards with five touchdowns and one interception during his career at Florida State and Alabama.
JUNIOR (2014): Saw action in six games in 2014 ... transferred from Florida State in May of 2014 after backing up for the Seminoles in 2012 and 2013 ... with the Tide, completed 64.4 percent of his passes (38-of-59) for 403 yards and four touchdowns ... had a passer efficiency rating of 144.16 ... did not throw an interception ... rushed seven times for 13 yards and took three sacks. West Virginia: Came off the bench in the game’s final drive for two plays. FAU: Entered on the game’s fourth offensive possession for Alabama ... completed 15-of-24 passes for 202 yards and a touchdown ... long throw was a 43-yard completion to ArDarius Stewart ... also rushed four times for 23 yards while taking one sack. Southern Miss: Came off the bench in the third quarter to throw for 48 yards on 5-of-7 passing with a long completion of 22 yards. Florida: Came off the bench when Blake Sims left with an injury late in third quarter to throw a four-yard touchdown pass to Amari Cooper ... finished 1-for-2 passing. Texas A&M: Entered the game early in the third quarter ... was 5-of-8 passing for 36 yards and a touchdown ... found Ty Flournoy-Smith on a 14-yard touchdown strike in the fourth quarter. Western Carolina: Came off the bench to throw for 115 yards and one touchdown ... completed 66.7 percent of his passes (12-of-18) with one touchdown.
PREVIOUS SCHOOLS AND PERSONAL DATA: A transfer from FSU who was the backup quarterback in 2013 to Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston … played in seven games in 2013, completing 18-of-36 passes for 250 yards … saw action in four games during the 2012 season, completing 3-of-5 passes for 45 yards over three games (vs. Murray State, Savannah State and Wake Forest) ... threw his first career touchdown pass, a 19-yard strike to Kelvin Benjamin in the win over Savannah State … redshirted at Florida State in 2011 … was a three-star prospect coming out of St. Paul’s Episcopal School in Mobile, Ala. … ranked the No. 18 pro-style quarterback by Rivals.com and No. 44 signal-caller by Scout.com ... rated a three-star prospect by 247Sports ... switched from running a wing-T offense in his junior season to a pro-style offense as a senior and completed 94-of-153 passes for 1,508 yards and 16 touchdowns while also carrying 61 times for 355 yards and five scores ... led St. Paul’s to the semifinals of the Alabama state playoffs and a 10-2 record in his final season (2010) ... No. 17 on the SuperPrep Alabama 43 ... selected to play in the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star game as a senior ... rated the No. 70 pro-style quarterback by ESPN ... also an exceptional basketball player who led St. Paul’s to 17 wins as a junior while averaging 17.4 points per game ... named the Mobile County Class 5A basketball player of the year as a junior and was invited to the state of Alabama’s North-South All Star basketball game ... averaged 21.9 points and nine rebounds per game as a senior for a team that made it to the Class 5A Area1 finals … coached by Dan Drum and Jimmy Perry at St. Paul’s.