Former Alabama quarterback Braxton Barker is set to join the Crimson Tide staff as a graduate assistant rather than take his opportunity to transfer to another program, Joey Blackwell of Bama Central reports.

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Barker announced his decision to enter the transfer portal in January alongside former Tide quarterbacks Paul Tyson and Stone Hollenbach, but, rather than continue his player career, has opted to begin his coaching career.

The Birmingham, AL native is the son of former Alabama quarterback Jay Barker who led the team to a national title in 1992 and sits eighth all-time for career passing yards in a Crimson Tide uniform. While Barker's father found a lot of success in his time in Tuscaloosa, Braxton was unable to ever find the field, redshirting his freshman season and spending his remaining three years as a reserve quarterback.

From 2018-2021, Barker attempted and completed just a single pass for a 10-yard gain against New Mexico State in his final season.

While Barker was unlikely to ever find time on the field, coming out of Spain Park High School as a two-star recruit, he can certainly provide a lot of excellent knowledge and experience as an assistant now.

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