Collinsville’s Coker signs with Birmingham-Southern
Mon. May 14, 2012 at 10:45 p.m. | By Times Staff
Collinsville's Nathan Coker recently signed to play football for Birmingham-Southern.. (Photo by Sarah Dudik | Gadsden Times | File)
COLLINSVILLE — Nathan Coker recently committed to play football for Birmingham-Southern College.
Coker, a quarterback and defensive back for the Panthers, had a big senior year. He was named The Gadsden Times’ All-Area Offensive Player of the Year, Region MVP and was selected to the Class 1A All-State team.
Coker completed 77 of 128 passes for 1,480 yards and 16 touchdowns as a senior. He added 549 yards on the ground and on defense made three interceptions as a shut-down corner.
Birmingham-Southern coaches said they want to use him as either a slot receiver or cornerback.
Coker plans to pursue a degree in the medical field.