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Jacksonville has locked up former Alabama standout Carson Tinker for four seasons, as he signed his extension with the team Friday. A native of Murfreesboro, Tenn., Tinker has played in 32 career games, despite not being selected in the 2013 NFL Draft.

He was signed by the Jaguars and earned a starting role at long snapper on Aug. 25, 2013 after two players were released. Jacksonville took to Twitter to reveal Tinker’s extension.

Tinker was a stalwart on special teams at Alabama from 2008-12.

He excelled on all but two attempts (133 of 135) at long snapper, and was one of many decorative players that captured three national championships and two Southeastern Conference titles. Tinker was named a finalist for Sportsman of the Year in 2011, for his efforts in the restoration of Tuscaloosa, Ala., after a devastating tornado.

His book “A Season to Remember: Faith in the Midst of the Storm” captivated many readers and became the launching pad for his charity called, “The Be a Blessing Foundation.”

Its goal is to help those who have suffered any kind of loss or hardship, to stop living in their circumstance and begin living in their vision. Jacksonville’s head coach Gus Bradley said Tinker “is really all what the Jaguars are about.”

Stephen M. Smith is a senior analyst and columnist for Touchdown Alabama Magazine and SB Nation. You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @ESPN_Future.

Stephen Smith is a 2015 graduate of the University of Alabama. He is a senior writer and reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. He has covered Alabama football for 10+ years and his knowledge and coverage of the Crimson Tide's program have made him among the most respected journalist in his field. Smith has been featured on ESPN and several other marquee outlets as an analyst.

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