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Son of former Alabama national champion QB announces his commitment @SCRsports/Twitter

Braxton Barker, the son of former Alabama quarterback Jay Barker, announced his commitment to the Crimson Tide on Tuesday via Twitter.

Barker (5-foot-11, 175 pounds) is a pro-style quarterback who will join Alabama as a non-scholarship player. His father was the starting quarterback for the Tide’s 1992 national championship team and ranks sixth in school history with 5,689 career passing yards in 42 appearances. He was also the 1994 SEC Player of the Year and Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award winner.

The elder Barker spent two seasons in the NFL as a backup for the Green Bay Packers (1995), New England Patriots (1995) and Carolina Panthers (1996) before spending four seasons with the Canadian Football League’s Toronto Argonauts (1998-2001) and one season in the XFL with the Birmingham Thunderbolts (2001).

Alabama currently has three returning quarterbacks entering spring camp including College Football Playoff National Championship Game MVP Tua Tagovailoa, former starter Jalen Hurts and former 3-star 2017 prospect Mac Jones.

Jason has contributed to numerous websites in the past covering a wide range of sports including SEC football for the past four seasons. He began his journalism career as a student journalist at the University of Tennessee where he covered the Vols for the student radio station and newspaper. Here’s ...Read more
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