ATLANTA -- Plenty of college athletes transfer but few hit the trail like Bobby Baker.
"I have tons of people who I consider my family,” Baker said. "So many things happen that wouldn't have happened if you were just in one place."
Baker changed colleges not once, not twice, but three times.
"That's huge for who I am today," he said.
His first stop was Glendale Community College - then L.A. Pierce after that.
"For me, it was like let me develop a little bit longer,” Baker said. “Let me try to find better opportunities."
Baker then blazed a trail to UAB - right before Blazers football closed down for budget cuts in 2014.
"When they tell you you have to find a new home it's like, whoa," Baker said. "It was really just a blessing in disguise."
The fourth - and final – destination was Georgia State University.
"Atlanta is a city of opportunities," he said.
Baker kicked up his feet and made himself at home as a Panther. He was a two-time all-conference safety in two seasons of work.
"I've built comfort, built a family, built a lot of friends," he said.
So when the Falcons had Baker at a team workout, the thought of staying put was a good one.
"To move down the street and play in that new [Mercedes-Benz Stadium] dome would be a dream come true," he said.
Home - a strange place to be for a man on the move.
"Two different schools in high school, two different junior colleges, two universities and hopefully one NFL team," Baker said.
The game film speaks for itself. Baker hopes the workout numbers do enough to send him anywhere in the NFL.
"There's a lot of teams that want to see me explode out of breaks - see me explode off the line so that's what we're working on right now,” he said.
With all those jerseys in the collection, one more would just make sense.
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