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December 31, 1994 | JOHN CHERWA, TIMES DEPUTY SPORTS EDITOR
The scene is familiar, if not universal, for most young boys growing up in America. Football in the front yard until dark, until after dark, until your parents call, until they call a second time. "It was kind of funny because our neighborhood was split between Alabama and Auburn," recalled Jerome Barker, better known as Jay Barker's daddy. "The kids would always play in our front yard. One side always said it was Alabama, and the other said it was Auburn.
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December 31, 1994 | JOHN CHERWA, TIMES DEPUTY SPORTS EDITOR
The scene is familiar, if not universal, for most young boys growing up in America. Football in the front yard until dark, until after dark, until your parents call, until they call a second time. "It was kind of funny because our neighborhood was split between Alabama and Auburn," recalled Jerome Barker, better known as Jay Barker's daddy. "The kids would always play in our front yard. One side always said it was Alabama, and the other said it was Auburn.
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October 9, 1994 | From Associated Press
Jay Barker, who threw for a career-high 396 yards the previous week in a comeback victory over Georgia, injured his right shoulder early in the second half against Southern Mississippi, and the Crimson Tide offense vanished without its senior quarterback. Fortunately for Alabama, Barker left with his team ahead and the 11th-ranked Tide held on for a 14-6 nonconference victory--even though Southern Miss had a commanding 371-194 advantage in total yards.
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October 23, 1994 | From Associated Press
Neither a 10-0 halftime deficit nor a severe lightning storm at Tuscaloosa, Ala., could fluster Jay Barker, who calmly rallied No. 8 Alabama to a 21-10 victory over Mississippi on Saturday as the Crimson Tide remained in contention for the national championship. In the process, Barker became the winningest quarterback in Alabama history, improving his record to 31-1-1 in four years as the starter. Barker eclipsed the record of 30 victories set by Harry Gilmer from 1944-47.
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October 17, 1993 | From Associated Press
Second-ranked Alabama rallied in the final two minutes, scoring on a one-yard run by Jay Barker with 21 seconds left and then getting a two-point conversion run by David Palmer to salvage a 17-17 tie with 10th-ranked Tennessee on Saturday. "I'm not pleased with the tie," said Gene Stallings, Alabama's coach, "but I am pleased with the way we came back in the latter part of the game."
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October 25, 1992 | From Associated Press
Jay Barker completed a career-best 25 of 39 passes for 285 yards as No. 4-ranked Alabama won its 18th in a row with a 31-10 victory over Mississippi Saturday in a Southeastern Conference game at Tuscaloosa, Ala. Alabama, one of the nation's better rushing teams, had to change its run-first, pass-second philosophy against a blitzing Ole Miss defense. But as Barker said earlier in the week, "You live by the blitz, you die by the blitz."
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October 23, 1994 | From Associated Press
Neither a 10-0 halftime deficit nor a severe lightning storm at Tuscaloosa, Ala., could fluster Jay Barker, who calmly rallied No. 8 Alabama to a 21-10 victory over Mississippi on Saturday as the Crimson Tide remained in contention for the national championship. In the process, Barker became the winningest quarterback in Alabama history, improving his record to 31-1-1 in four years as the starter. Barker eclipsed the record of 30 victories set by Harry Gilmer from 1944-47.
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December 29, 1992 | ROBYN NORWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jay Barker knows what it's like to be criticized and cursed by strangers. His ancestry has been questioned in the crassest terms by fans sitting in the stands within earshot of his parents. Too often, the young Alabama quarterback has underthrown or overthrown passes, misread defenses or thrown into double coverage. This season, he has thrown nine interceptions and only seven touchdown passes in 12 games. In four of those games, he passed for fewer than 100 yards.
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November 7, 1991 | Associated Press
Alabama quarterback Danny Woodson has been suspended indefinitely for violating team rules and will miss Saturday's game against LSU. Woodson, the Southeastern Conference's second-rated passer, missed at least two mandatory treatments last week for a hamstring injury, but Coach Gene Stallings would not specify why he was suspended. Freshman Jay Barker replaces Woodson.
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December 27, 1991 | Associated Press
The quarterback matchup in the Blockbuster Bowl pits Colorado's three-year starter against Alabama's three-game starter. "That's the starting point as far as the difference in the teams," Alabama Coach Gene Stallings said. No. 15 Colorado (8-2-1) will be led Saturday night by senior Darian Hagan, who in three seasons has directed the Buffaloes to 28 victories and a national championship. No.
SPORTS
October 9, 1994 | From Associated Press
Jay Barker, who threw for a career-high 396 yards the previous week in a comeback victory over Georgia, injured his right shoulder early in the second half against Southern Mississippi, and the Crimson Tide offense vanished without its senior quarterback. Fortunately for Alabama, Barker left with his team ahead and the 11th-ranked Tide held on for a 14-6 nonconference victory--even though Southern Miss had a commanding 371-194 advantage in total yards.
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October 2, 1994 | From Associated Press
Jay Barker threw for a career-high 396 yards and Michael Proctor kicked a 32-yard field goal with 1:12 remaining to give No. 11 Alabama a 29-28 victory over Georgia, ruining a record-breaking night for Bulldog quarterback Eric Zeier on Saturday at Tuscaloosa, Ala. Zeier became the yardage leader in Southeastern Conference history, throwing for 263 yards and four touchdowns to give him 9,327 yards in his career.
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October 17, 1993 | From Associated Press
Second-ranked Alabama rallied in the final two minutes, scoring on a one-yard run by Jay Barker with 21 seconds left and then getting a two-point conversion run by David Palmer to salvage a 17-17 tie with 10th-ranked Tennessee on Saturday. "I'm not pleased with the tie," said Gene Stallings, Alabama's coach, "but I am pleased with the way we came back in the latter part of the game."
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December 29, 1992 | ROBYN NORWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jay Barker knows what it's like to be criticized and cursed by strangers. His ancestry has been questioned in the crassest terms by fans sitting in the stands within earshot of his parents. Too often, the young Alabama quarterback has underthrown or overthrown passes, misread defenses or thrown into double coverage. This season, he has thrown nine interceptions and only seven touchdown passes in 12 games. In four of those games, he passed for fewer than 100 yards.
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December 27, 1994 | JOHN CHERWA
The outcome of the Jan. 2 Citrus Bowl game between Ohio State (9-3) and Alabama (11-1) might be decided by how well each team adjusts to its previous game. Ohio State is on a clear high after defeating Michigan for the first time since 1987, 22-6. The only negative was that the Buckeye players accidentally dropped Coach John Cooper when they were carrying him from the field.
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