Returned as the Crimson Tide long snapper, now having played in 38 career games ... has played in all 13 games during 2012 season and has been successful on 133-of-135 snapping attempts.
Tinker completed his second season as the Crimson Tide starting long snapper ... accepted the Disney Spirit Award for the 2011 Alabama football team for the efforts following the April 27, 2011, tornado that devestated Tuscaloosa ... handled both field goal/extra point snaps and longer punt snaps ... was perfect on the season on 91 short snaps and 39 long snaps ... recorded a solo tackle on punt coverage against Arkansas.
Tinker started all 13 games as the Tide's snapper ... was 121 of 123 on snapping opportunities in 2010 ... successfully completed 58 snaps on extra points, 24 on field goals and 40 long snaps on punts.
He played in one game for the Crimson Tide during their 2009 national championship season ... saw second-half action in a 45-0 win over Chattanooga on homecoming.
Tinker Redshirted during his first season at the Capstone.
He played for head coach Aydelott at Riverdale High School in Murfreesboro, Tenn. ... led his team to an 11-1 record in 2007 as a senior, including a 7-0 record in the Tennessee 5A Region 4 ... as a junior the Warriors went 11-2 and captured the Tennessee 5A Region 4 ... Riverdale also won the 5A Region 4 during Tinker's sophomore season in 2005 ... majoring in pre-business at Alabama.