Former Alabama quarterback Jake Coker might have been dealing with some serious pain while leading the Crimson Tide to the national championship this season.
Coker told The Opening Kickoff on WNSP-FM 105.5 that he played the entire campaign with a broken right toe.
“I broke my big right toe in August and I had two big screws put in it right after I broke it,” Coker told the show, according to AL.com’s Mark Heim. “Finally, I got them out Friday.”
The hosts were surprised by Coker’s revelation, but the quarterback simply played it off.
“It was good,” he said according to Heim. “At Alabama, they know how to do all that stuff, so it wasn’t that big of a deal.”
Coker’s toughness will add even more lore to a tremendous season.