THIS IS EPISODE 262 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST
Carson Tinker is a veteran NFL long snapper who has played six seasons in the NFL with the Jacksonville Jaguars before being released on Friday. He signed with the Jaguars after going undrafted in 2013, following a college career at Alabama, where he won three BCS national championships as a member of Nick Saban’s club.
In April of 2011, Tinker’s story became national news when he was injured in a devastating Alabama tornado that ended up taking the life of his girlfriend, Ashley. Tinker suffered a broken wrist, a concussion and other injuries, but was able to return to play and contribute to the 2011 and 2012 title teams.
In 2015 he married Annie, and together the couple has a son named Carson Jr., a.k.a. “Hootie.”
On this episode of the podcast, we talk to Tinker about recovering from injury, his decision to go to Alabama and play for Saban, and how his faith has sustained him through the trials, especially in the aftermath of the 2011 tornado.
So much to be thankful for… pic.twitter.com/YKZG0mzilF
— Carson Tinker (@carsontink) July 27, 2018
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