This article will answer every question you have about Jay Barker. Below are some of the frequently asked questions about him.
- What does Barker do for a living?
- Who are Barker’s parents and siblings?
- What are Barker’s interests and hobbies?
- Is Barker married or does he have a girlfriend?
- Does Barker have any children?
- Where is Barker now?
- How tall is Barker?
- How much money does Jay Barker earn?
- What is Jay Barker’s net worth?
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Who is Jay Barker?
Jay Barker is a famous retired professional American football quarterback. Currently, he is a Birmingham radio personality.
Jay Barker Football career
Barker started his football career at Hewitt-Trussville High School in Trussville, Alabama. He played college football at the University of Alabama, under head coach Gene Stallings. Jay guided the Crimson Tide to a national championship in the final game of the 1992 season, by beating the No. 1 Miami Hurricanes by 34-13, in the 1993 Sugar Bowl. He received the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award and completed fifth in the voting for the Heisman Trophy in the 1994 season.
Barker guided the Crimson Tide as their starting quarterback to a 35-2-1 record, becoming the NCAA record for most victories for a college quarterback at that time. However, the official NCAA record book shows a 27-11 mark because of later forfeiture of games during the 1993 season.
Jay was then drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the 1995 NFL Draft but did not make the team. Later he was on the roster of the New England Patriots and the Carolina Panthers, however, he never played in a regular-season game. The Toronto Argonauts signed Barker, bringing him to the Canadian Football League in 1998. He later left after three seasons with the Argonauts to join the Birmingham Thunderbolts in the XFL. He was a fan favorite, as the team’s second-string quarterback and played several games in the middle of the season, prior to suffering a career-ending concussion late. In comparison to his college career, Jay’s time in the XFL saw him oversee the beginning of a seven-game losing duration.
Jay Barker radio career
Presently, Barker is an analyst for ESPN Radio, and previously an on-air personality for WJOX in Birmingham. Together with Al Del Greco, a former Auburn placekicker along with Tony Kurre hosted the Opening Drive program on WJOX, until 2018.
How old is Jay Barker?
Jay Barker was born on July 20, 1972, in Birmingham, Alabama, U.S., and is aged 49 as of 2021. He shares his birthday with celebrities including Pop Smoke, Joey Bragg, Melissa Metrano, Jaclyn Hill, Carlos Santana, Dean Winters, Elliott Yamin, Frank Whaley, Gisele Bundchen, John Lodge, Sandra Oh, Cheo Coker, among others.
Jay Barker Family
Who are Jay Barker’s parents?
Jay Barker was born in Birmingham, Alabama to his parents Jerome Barker and his wife. Not much information is available about his parents as his mother is not mentioned. He also keeps his family information very personal and away from the limelight.
Does Jay Barker have siblings?
Barker is not known to have any siblings and is the only child of his parents. Additionally, he has not shared any information about his siblings and also non has come to the limelight as his sibling.
Jay Barker Education
Barker studied at Hewitt-Trussville High School in Trussville, Alabama, where he began playing football and graduated in 1990. He then joined the University of Alabama, where he went on to play football as a quarterback.
Jay Barker Interest
His interest in sports especially football started in high school, where he began playing football. He carried on his interest to college and played in the school’s team as a quarterback. After graduating he joined professional teams as a player, before retiring and becoming an analyst and personality on the radio.
Jay Barker Wife
Barker has been married twice in his life. He was initially married to Amy DiGiovanna from 1995 to 2007 and has four children together.
Jay then married American country musician Sara Evans in 2008. The couple currently live in Mountain Brook, Alabama, a suburb of Birmingham together with his four children and Evans’ three children.
Barker was recently arrested on January 15, 2022, on domestic violence charges after he allegedly tried to hit his wife Sara and another person with his car. The report also stated that the couple is currently separated and lives separately and that Sara had filed for a divorce claiming ‘irreconcilable differences and inappropriate marital conduct’ in August 2021.
Jay Barker Children
Barker has seven children collectively from his two marriages. He has four children with his first wife, Amy DiGiovanna, and three children with Sara Evans. Amy’s children are named Andrew, born in 1999, Braxton, born in 2000, and twins Harrison and Sarah Ashlee, born on September 10, 2001. Evan’s three children are a son named Avery Jack and daughters namely Olivia Margaret and Audrey Elizabeth.
Jay Barker Height
Barker has a well-built, muscular, and athletically fit body, adding up to an impressive height of 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) and a weight of 100 kg (220 lbs).
Jay Barker Net Worth
Retired American professional football player and radio personality, Barker, played professional football from 1995 to 2001. After retirement, he became a radio personality, and currently is an analyst for ESPN Radio. He earns an undisclosed amount of money for his salary as a radio personality and has garnered an accumulative net worth of $7 million as of 2021.