Greg McElroy

Gregory Vincent McElroy, Jr. (born May 10, 1988) is a former American football quarterback of the National Football League. He was drafted by the New York Jets of the National Football League (NFL) in the seventh round of the 2011 NFL Draft after playing college football at Alabama. During his high school career, McElroy won several awards including being named an EA Sports All-American and winning a Texas 5A state championship for Southlake Carroll. He was the starting quarterback for the Crimson Tide football team. As a junior, he led the Crimson Tide to an undefeated 14–0 season, which included the 2009 SEC Championship and BCS National Championship.

Three days after announcing his retirement from the NFL, McElroy announced he would become a college football analyst for ESPN's SEC Network starting in August 2014.[1] Beginning with the 2017 College Football season McElroy began hosting "Thinking Out Loud" on the SEC Network with former LSU defensive end Marcus Spears.

Greg McElroy
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McElroy in 2018
No. 14
Position:Quarterback
Personal information
Born:May 10, 1988 (age 30)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High school:Southlake Carroll
(Southlake, Texas)
College:Alabama
NFL Draft:2011 / Round: 7 / Pick: 208
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Pass attempts:31
Pass completions:19
Percentage:61.3
TDINT:1–1
Passing yards:214
QB Rating:79.2
Rushing yards / TDs:30 / 0
Player stats at NFL.com

Early life

McElroy was born in Los Angeles, California to Greg and Jami McElroy.[2] In 1998, when he was 10 years old, his father was hired by the Dallas Cowboys to oversee sales and marketing for the franchise, and the family moved to Southlake, Texas.[2] As a former football player at the University of Hawaii,[2] Greg Sr. helped coach his son's Pee Wee football team.[3]

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McElroy passes the ball for Carroll Senior High in 2005, during his senior season.

McElroy attended Carroll Senior High School, Southlake, Texas, playing football under head coach Todd Dodge. During his sophomore and junior seasons, McElroy played behind Chase Daniel,[4] who later was in contention for the Heisman Trophy while playing for the Missouri Tigers. In his first season as a starter in 2005, McElroy passed for 4,636 yards, 56 touchdowns, and nine interceptions[4] en route to a 16–0 season, which included the Texas 5A state championship[5][6] For his efforts as a senior, McElroy was named the Texas 5A Player of the Year[7] and an EA Sports All-American.[8]

McElroy's 56 touchdown passes ranks first all-time in the Texas 5A classification,[6] and second all-time in Texas high school football history, behind only Graham Harrell's 67 touchdowns in 2003.[9] His 4,646 yards passing currently ranks fifth all-time in Texas.[9]

College career

McElroy had full-scholarship offers from several Division I football schools, eventually committing to Texas Tech.[10] However, he later changed his commitment, accepting an offer from the Alabama Crimson Tide.[11] In his first season, McElroy was redshirted by head coach Mike Shula.[12] McElroy is a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon.

On December 7, 2010, McElroy was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a National Football Foundation scholar/athlete.[13]

Freshman season

After his redshirt freshman year, McElroy saw limited playing time behind second-year starting quarterback John Parker Wilson. He played part of a game versus Western Carolina, throwing his first collegiate touchdown pass in the third quarter to tight end Nick Walker.[14] He again saw late playing time against rival Tennessee, in a 41–17 rout.[15]

Sophomore season

In the 2008 season, McElroy again saw limited action. He made six appearances late in games during the regular season. McElroy threw his first pass of the season in a 41–7 win over Western Kentucky,[16] completing 4-of-6 passes for 61 yards.[17] In the following game versus Arkansas, McElroy threw his first career interception early in the fourth quarter, which Razorback freshman cornerback Ramon Broadway returned to the Alabama 34-yard line.[18] His first touchdown pass of the season came in a 36–0 rout of in-state rival Auburn in the annual Iron Bowl.[19] His 34-yard strike to redshirt freshman Marquis Maze was the final score of the game.[20]

Junior season

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McElroy in the shotgun formation versus Tennessee

In Alabama's 2009 A-Day game, McElroy played impressively and was expected to be the starting quarterback for the 2009 season.[21] It was confirmed that he would start on opening day when the depth chart was released on August 31. His first start came in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game, when the #5 Crimson Tide faced #7 Virginia Tech Hokies. With a slow start, in which McElroy completed just two of his first ten passes including an interception,[22] the Tide were down 16–17 at halftime. However, he led the Crimson Tide to 18 points in the final quarter, including a 22-yard touchdown pass to running back Mark Ingram, as Alabama downed the Hokies 34–24.[23] For their performances, both he and Ingram shared the SEC Offensive Player of the Week award.[24] The following week, McElroy completed 14 consecutive passes—a school record—en route to a 40–14 win over Florida International.[25] He followed up the performance as he set another school record for passing efficiency in a single game, as he completed 13-of-15 passes (86.7%) in a 53–7 rout of North Texas.[26]

McElroy was given his first conference start in a SEC matchup against Arkansas on September 26. His first touchdown came in the second quarter out of the wildcat formation[27] when he connected with Julio Jones on a 50-yard pass. He finished the game with a career-high 291 passing yards[28] and three touchdowns, while completing 17 of 24 passes in a 35–7 rout of the Razorbacks.[29]

The following week, he made his first start on the road against the Kentucky Wildcats at Commonwealth Stadium. With another slow start,[30] Alabama eventually pulled away as McElroy completed a 3-yard pass for a touchdown to Colin Peek in the final minute of the first half. He finished the game with 148 yards and two touchdowns, as Alabama rolled to a 5–0 start with a 38–20 victory in Lexington.[31]

Alabama faced off against Ole Miss at Vaught–Hemingway Stadium in front of 62,657 fans, a record for the state of Mississippi.[32] Another slow start kept the game close for Alabama, as the Crimson Tide led 3–0 midway through the first quarter. Alabama's only offensive touchdown finally came with under a minute in the second quarter, when running back Mark Ingram rushed for a 36-yard touchdown, en route to 22–3 victory.[33]

McElroy's worst performance of the season occurred on October 17, when Alabama hosted #22 South Carolina. He completed just half of his passes, including two interceptions.[34] However, running back Mark Ingram helped Alabama to a 20–6 victory with his 246 rushing yards.[35] In the Third Saturday in October versus Tennessee, the Volunteers defense shut down Alabama's offense, keeping them from scoring a touchdown. McElroy completed 18-of-29 for 120 yards as Alabama held on for a 12–10 victory with four Leigh Tiffin field goals.[36] On November 7, he helped Alabama clinch their second straight SEC West title as the team faced #9 LSU.[37] After failing to throw a touchdown in four consecutive games,[38] McElroy threw a 21-yard touchdown pass to Darius Hanks in the third quarter.[39] After trailing in the fourth quarter, he threw his second touchdown of the game, connecting with Julio Jones on a 73-yard pass.[39] McElroy finished 19-for-34 for 276 yards, including two touchdowns and one interception in a 24–15 victory.[40]

As Alabama faced in-state rival Auburn on November 26, McElroy and the offense were in a 14–0 hole after the first quarter. With 5:31 left before halftime and trailing 14–7, he connected with tight end Colin Peek on a 33-yard pass to equalize before halftime. Entering the final 15 minutes, the Tide trailed Auburn, 21–20. He threw a 4-yard touchdown pass to running back Roy Upchurch with 1:24 remaining, with Alabama holding on for a 26–21 victory.[41]

McElroy and Alabama squared off against the #1 Florida Gators in the 2009 SEC Championship Game, a rematch of the previous year's conference championship. Alabama got off to an early 9–0 lead in the first quarter, and still had the lead heading into halftime at 19–13. In the third quarter, he threw his lone touchdown of the game on a 17-yard high pass to Colin Peek to extend the lead to 26–13.[42] Despite being a five-point underdog heading into the game, McElroy and Alabama rolled over the Gators 32–13[43] and secured a spot in the 2010 BCS National Championship Game.[44] McElroy finished 12-for-18 for 239 yards and a touchdown which earned him the game's MVP honors.[45][46]

McElroy led the Crimson Tide to the 2010 BCS National Championship Game versus the undefeated Big 12 Conference champions Texas Longhorns at the Rose Bowl. He was able to complete 6 of 11 pass attempts for 58 yards while being sacked five times and losing 27 yards.[47] Ingram and freshman Trent Richardson carried Alabama to a 37–21[48] victory with 225 yards and four touchdowns rushing combined.[49] After the Tide's victory, McElroy revealed that he had suffered two cracked ribs during the 2009 SEC Championship game, explaining the Tide's shift from a passing to pure rushing game.[50]

Senior season

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McElroy takes the snap out of the shotgun in the Iron Bowl in 2010.

McElroy led the Alabama Crimson Tide to a 10–3 record including a 49–7 win over Michigan State in the 2011 Capital One Bowl. His senior season began with a 5–0 start that was capped off by a 31–6 defeat of the Florida Gators on October 2. Alabama had defeated Duke, 62–13, on September 18.[51]

After Alabama lost on the road to South Carolina, 35–21, on October 9, McElroy rallied the Crimson Tide to a 9–2 mark and a No. 9 ranking nationally heading into their grudge match with in-state rival Auburn in the annual Iron Bowl event. Along the way, he put up more numbers against SEC opposition that included Ole Miss (17-of-25, 219 yards passing, 2 TDs), Tennessee (21-of-32, 264 yards passing), and Mississippi State (12-of-18, 227 yards passing, 2 TDs) in blowout wins for Alabama.[52] The regular season ended on a sour note on November 26 as McElroy led Alabama to a 24–7 halftime lead only to give out and narrowly fall behind in the 2nd half. Heisman Trophy winner Cam Newton rallied the Auburn Tigers to a 28–27 victory. McElroy went 27 for 37 for 377 yards and two touchdowns, giving him a career performance in the loss.[53] In McElroy's final college game in the 49–7 win over Michigan State, he went 13 of 17 for 220 yards and a touchdown. He finished the season with a school record 2,987 passing yards.

Academics

McElroy graduated from Alabama in three years with a degree in business marketing.[54] As an undergraduate he had a 3.85 GPA,[55] and applied for, but did not win, a Rhodes Scholarship in 2010.[56] In December 2010 he obtained a Master of Science degree in sports management, completing it with a 4.0 GPA.[57][58]

In September 2010, McElroy was named the 20th-smartest athlete in sports by Sporting News.[59] During the NFL Combine in February 2011, McElroy scored a 43[60] out of 50 on the Wonderlic Test of intelligence. His score was originally reported as a 48, which would have tied the all-time high for a quarterback set by Ryan Fitzpatrick.[61]

Statistics

Year GP GS Passing Rushing
Cmp Att Pct Yds TD Int Lng Y/G Att Yds Avg TD Lng Y/G
2007 2 0 8 9 88.9 73 1 0 32 36.5 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008 6 0 8 11 72.7 123 1 1 34 20.5 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009 14 14 197 325 60.6 2,508 17 4 80 179.1 54 83 1.5 1 16 5.9
2010 13 13 222 313 70.9 2,987 20 5 85 230.6 59 −16 −0.3 1 17 −1.3
Total 34 27 436 658 65.8 5,691 39 10 85 160.9 113 67 0.5 2 17 3.3

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad Wonderlic
6 ft 2 in
(1.88 m)
220 lb
(100 kg)
30 34 in
(0.78 m)
9 38 in
(0.24 m)
4.84 s 1.70 s 2.72 s 4.45 s 7.11 s 33 in
(0.84 m)
8 ft 11 in
(2.72 m)
43
All values are taken from the NFL Combine[62][63]

McElroy was a late round draft selection despite his successes with Alabama.[63] He was praised for his work ethic and accuracy, his ability to maneuver in the pocket and to recognize defensive formations and adjust to those formations. However, scouts had serious concerns about his arm strength which limited his value.[63]

New York Jets

McElroy was selected by the New York Jets in the 7th round with the 208th pick in the 2011 NFL Draft.[64] He was expected to compete with fellow back-ups Mark Brunell, Kellen Clemens, and Kevin O'Connell.[65] He came to an agreement with the Jets on a four-year contract on July 29, 2011.[66]

McElroy made his preseason debut against the Houston Texans on August 15, 2011. Starter Mark Sanchez played one quarter before he was replaced by McElroy who played the rest of the game after second string back-up Mark Brunell was declared out with a finger injury.[67] He completed 23 of his 39 pass attempts for 208 yards and a touchdown. He nearly led the Jets to victory; however, rookie wide receiver Michael Campbell dropped the game-winning pass in the end zone.[68] In his second preseason game against the Cincinnati Bengals, He completed 6-of-9 pass attempts for 59 yards and a touchdown in the Jets' 27–7 win over the Bengals.[69]

McElroy entered the Jets' preseason contest against the New York Giants with a little under seven minutes remaining in the third quarter. With the Jets leading 7–3, McElroy twice led the Jets on scoring drives. He completed 4 of his 5 pass attempts for 39 yards en route to a 17–3 victory.[70] In the Jets' final preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles, McElroy left midway through the second quarter with a thumb injury having completed 3 of his 6 pass attempts for 29 yards.[71] McElroy dislocated the thumb and the team subsequently placed him on the injured reserve list, ending his season.[72] McElroy returned in 2012 to play in the Jets' first preseason game against the Bengals. He completed 4 of his 6 pass attempts for 49 yards in the Jets' loss. He did not play the subsequent two games. He played in their preseason finale against the Philadelphia Eagles. He scored the team's lone touchdown of the preseason on a six-yard pass to Terrance Ganaway.[73]

Greg McElroy handoff to Bilal Powell
In his regular season debut on December 2, 2012, McElroy hands the ball off to running back Bilal Powell.

McElroy made his NFL debut on December 2, 2012 in the third quarter during the Jets' contest against the Arizona Cardinals, replacing incumbent Mark Sanchez who, prior to being benched by head coach Rex Ryan, had thrown three interceptions.[74] Tim Tebow was inactive with a rib injury, leaving McElroy as the back-up to Sanchez. McElroy threw his first career touchdown pass to Jeff Cumberland on the first play of the fourth quarter en route to a 7–6 victory. McElroy finished the game completing 5-of-7 passes for 29 yards and a touchdown while rushing for 5 yards on 4 attempts.[74] He was named the starting quarterback on December 18, 2012, one day after the Jets' loss to the Tennessee Titans on December 17.[75]

In his first career start against the San Diego Chargers, McElroy completed 14-of-24 passes for 185 yards with an interception and lost a fumble. He was sacked 11 times, as the Jets lost 27–17.[76] McElroy, who was expected to start the Jets' final game against the Buffalo Bills, was ruled out after revealing he had suffered concussion symptoms in the days preceding.[77] McElroy stated that he informed his teammates of the symptoms he was suffering, although he hid it from staff until December 27.[78]

On August 9, 2013, McElroy went 11-for-19 for 135 yards and a touchdown against the Detroit Lions. However, he suffered an ankle injury and would miss the rest of the preseason. He was released with an injury designation by the Jets on August 31, 2013.[79]

Cincinnati Bengals

On September 1, 2013, McElroy was signed to the practice squad of the Cincinnati Bengals and spent the entire season on the practice squad.[80] He announced his retirement from the National Football League on March 21, 2014.[81]

Career statistics

Season Team G GS Passing Rushing Sacked Fumbles
Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A TD Int Rtg Att Yds Avg TD Sck YdsL Fum Lost
2012 New York Jets 2 1 19 31 61.3 214 6.90 1 1 79.2 8 30 3.8 0 11 71 1 1
Total 2 1 19 31 61.3 214 6.90 1 1 79.2 8 30 3.8 0 11 71 1 1

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2009 Alabama Crimson Tide football team

The 2009 Alabama Crimson Tide football team (variously "Alabama", "UA", "Bama" or "The Tide") represented the University of Alabama in the 2009 NCAA Division I FBS football season. It was the Crimson Tide's 115th overall season, 76th season as a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC) and its 18th within the SEC Western Division. The team was led by head coach Nick Saban, in his third year, and played their home games at Bryant–Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. They finished the season undefeated with a record of 14–0 (8–0 in the SEC) and as national champions.

Looking to build on the successes of the 2008 campaign, Alabama entered the 2009 season as the favorite to win the Western Division and meet the Florida Gators in the 2009 SEC Championship Game. Alabama closed the regular season with a 12–0 record including four wins against Top 25-ranked teams—and met the Gators for the SEC Championship in a rematch of the 2008 contest. Alabama was victorious by a final score of 32–13. The following day, final Bowl Championship Series (BCS) standings were unveiled. No. 1 ranked Alabama would meet No. 2 ranked Texas for the BCS National Championship. In the BCS National Championship Game, the Crimson Tide defeated the Longhorns 37–21 to capture their first-ever BCS Championship. With the 14-0 record, they became only the 2nd team in college football history to accomplish this feat, behind the 2002 Buckeyes.

Alabama earned their third SEC championship since the inception of the SEC Championship Game in 1992, and their 22nd SEC title. The victory over Texas gave Alabama their 13th national championship in football (their eighth wire service title since the AP Poll began in 1936) and their ninth perfect season since 1925. The season included victories over the previous three national champions: Florida, Louisiana State University (LSU), and Texas.

The season marked the first time a player for Alabama won the Heisman Trophy: Mark Ingram won the award over Stanford running back Toby Gerhart. Other award winners included Rolando McClain, who won the Butkus Award and the Jack Lambert Award, and defensive coordinator Kirby Smart, who won the Broyles Award as the nation's top assistant coach. Also, six players were named to various All-America Teams with Terrence Cody, Mike Johnson, and Javier Arenas being consensus selections and Ingram and McClain each being unanimous selections.

2009 North Texas Mean Green football team

The 2009 North Texas Mean Green football team represented the University of North Texas in the 2009 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The 2009 season was the team's third under head coach Todd Dodge. The Mean Green played their home games on campus at Fouts Field in Denton, Texas. North Texas finished the season 2–10 and 1–7 in Sun Belt play.

2009 SEC Championship Game

The 2009 SEC Championship Game was played on December 5, 2009, in the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia, to determine the 2009 football champion of the Southeastern Conference (SEC). The game featured the Florida Gators and the Alabama Crimson Tide. The Crimson Tide was the designated "home team"; this home team, chosen on an alternating basis, was 2–4 in SEC Championship Games. The winner was all but assured to go on to play for a National Championship, in a likely matchup with the Texas Longhorns provided Texas won in the Big 12 Championship Game versus the north division champion Nebraska Cornhuskers. Entering the 2009 contest, the SEC East was 11–6 in SEC Championship games, with the Florida Gators accounting for seven of the eleven victories. Before the 2009 game, Alabama represented the SEC West six times in the conference championship game, compiling a 2–4 record, and had faced the Gators in all six of their previous SEC Championship game appearances. This was the first and so far the only time any conference championship game had featured two undefeated teams and was also the first time an AP Poll No. 1 played a No. 2 outside of the BCS Championship Game since the top-ranked Ohio State beat the second-ranked Michigan during the 2006 regular season.The game began at 4:00 p.m. EST and was televised by CBS Sports, for the ninth straight season. The game was also be streamed online at CBSSports.com and on mobile for customers subscribing to the MediaFLO service on CBS Sports Mobile.

Alabama defeated Florida 32–13 and as expected secured a berth to the 2010 BCS National Championship Game where they would go on to defeat Texas.

2010 Alabama Crimson Tide football team

The 2010 Alabama Crimson Tide football team (variously "Alabama", "UA", "Bama" or "The Tide") represented the University of Alabama in the 2010 NCAA Division I FBS football season. It was the Crimson Tide's 116th overall season, 77th as a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC) and its 19th within the SEC Western Division. The team was led by head coach Nick Saban, in his fourth year, and played their home games at Bryant–Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. They finished the season with a record of ten wins and three losses (10–3, 5–3 in the SEC) and defeated Michigan State 49–7 in the Capital One Bowl.

Alabama entered the season as defending national champions, and began the 2010 season as the preseason number one team in both the AP and Coaches' Polls. Favored to win a second consecutive SEC championship and be in contention for the national championship, the Crimson Tide opened the season with five consecutive victories over San Jose State, Penn State, Duke, Arkansas and Florida. However, Alabama completed the regular season with only nine victories and losses to South Carolina, LSU and Auburn and finished fourth in the Western Division. After the regular season, the Crimson Tide accepted an invitation to compete in the Capital One Bowl in Orlando. Against Big Ten co-champions Michigan State, Alabama won by a final score of 49–7 and captured both a third straight ten win season and top ten finish.

2011 Capital One Bowl

The 2011 Capital One Bowl was the sixty-fifth edition of the college football bowl game, and was played at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Florida. The game was played on January 1, 2011 and matched the Alabama Crimson Tide from the Southeastern Conference (SEC) with the Michigan State Spartans from the Big Ten Conference. Televised by ESPN, Alabama won by a final score of 49–7.

2018 Florida Gators football team

The 2018 Florida Gators football team represented the University of Florida in the 2018 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Gators played their home games at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, Florida. Florida played as a member of the Eastern Division of the Southeastern Conference (SEC). They were led by first-year head coach Dan Mullen. They finished the season 10–3, 5–3 in conference play, finishing tied at second place in the SEC Eastern Division. The Gators were invited to the Peach Bowl where they earned their first victory against Michigan by a score of 41–15.

2018 Washington State Cougars football team

The 2018 Washington State Cougars football team represented Washington State University during the 2018 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team played their home games in Martin Stadium in Pullman, Washington. They were led by 7th-year head coach Mike Leach and were members of the North Division of the Pac-12 Conference.The 2018 season was one of the greatest in Washington State history. The Cougars won a school record-tying ten games, the first time they had won that many in the regular season since the Rose Bowl year of 2002. They also surged as high as seventh in major polling and went into the Apple Cup with a chance to clinch the Pac-12 North title and a shot at the Rose Bowl, but lost 28–15 to rival Washington in the snow in Pullman, a sixth consecutive loss to the Huskies. The 10–2 Cougars were invited to the Alamo Bowl in San Antonio to play the Iowa State Cyclones. They won 28–26 for a school record 11th win.

Alabama Crimson Tide football statistical leaders

Alabama Crimson Tide football statistical leaders identify individual statistical leaders of the Alabama Crimson Tide football program in various offensive categories, including passing, rushing, and receptions and defensive categories, including tackles, interceptions and quarterback sacks. Within those areas, the lists identify single-game, single-season and career leaders. The Alabama Crimson Tide football program is a college football team that represents the University of Alabama in the National Collegiate Athletic Association's (NCAA) Southeastern Conference (SEC).

Passing leaders applies to various statistical categories held by quarterbacks. After his career with the Crimson Tide that spanned from the 2010 to 2013 seasons, AJ McCarron graduated as Alabama's career leader in passing yardage (9,019), completions (686) and touchdowns (77). Alabama's current starting quarterback, Tua Tagovailoa, holds the record for passing yards in a single season, with 3,966 yards in 2018. Tagovailoa also holds the record for passing touchdowns in a single season, with 43 in 2018. John Parker Wilson holds the record for completions in a single season (255), set during the 2007 season. Scott Hunter holds the record for passing yards in a single game (484), set against Auburn in 1969; Gary Hollingsworth holds the school's record for most completions in a game (32), set against Tennessee and shares the record for touchdowns in a game (5), set against Ole Miss during the 1989 season. Tagovailoa tied the record for touchdowns in a game in the 2018 Iron Bowl against Auburn.Rushing leaders applies to various statistical categories held by offensive players who advance the ball rushing. After his career with the Crimson Tide that spanned from the 1996 to 1999 seasons, Shaun Alexander graduated as Alabama's career leader in rushes (727) and rushing yardage (3,565), though his yardage record was broken by Derrick Henry, who accrued 3,591 rushing yards from 2013 to 2015. Mark Ingram Jr. holds the record for career rushing touchdowns (42), set during his career that spanned from 2008 to 2010; this record has since been tied by Derrick Henry. All three major single-season rushing records were set by Henry in 2015: rushes (395), yards (2,219), and touchdowns (28). Single-game records include Henry for rushes (46) set against Auburn during the 2015 season in which he won the Heisman Trophy; Alexander for yardage (291) set against LSU during the 1996 season; and both Alexander and Santonio Beard for touchdowns (5) set against BYU and Ole Miss during the 1998 and 2002 seasons respectively.Receiving leaders applies to various statistical categories held by offensive players who advance the ball by catching Forward passes. After his career with the Crimson Tide that spanned from the 2004 to 2007 seasons, D. J. Hall graduated as Alabama's career leader in receptions (194) and receiving yardage (2,923). Amari Cooper holds the record for career receiving touchdowns (20), set during his career that spanned from the 2012 to 2014 seasons. Receiving single-season records include Julio Jones with receptions (78) and receiving yards (1,133), and Amari Cooper with touchdown receptions (11) set during the 2010 and 2012 seasons respectively. Single game records for receptions (13) was set against Tennessee during the 2007 season by Hall and against Florida Atlantic during the 2014 season by Cooper; Jones for yardage (221) set against Tennessee during the 2010 season; and Homan, Michael Vaughn and Al Lary for touchdown receptions (3).In addition to offensive records, many who have played for the Crimson Tide have set various defensive records. After his career with the Crimson Tide that spanned from the 1983 to 1986 seasons, Wayne Davis graduated as Alabama's career leader in tackles (327); Woodrow Lowe as the single-season leader with 134 in 1974; DeMeco Ryans set the single-game record with 25 against Arkansas in 2003. After his career at Alabama that spanned from the 1990 to 1993 seasons, Antonio Langham graduated as Alabama's career leader in interceptions (19); Hootie Ingram as the single-season leader with 10 in 1952; and several players tied with the single game record of three. Derrick Thomas holds every Alabama record for quarterback sacks with 52 during his career from the 1985 to 1988 seasons, 27 in 1988 and five in a single game against Texas A&M in 1988.These stats are updated through the end of the 2018 season.

Dave Pasch

Dave Pasch (born August 11, 1972) is an ESPN announcer, covering the NBA, college football, and college basketball. He is also the radio play-by-play voice of the Arizona Cardinals.

List of Alabama Crimson Tide starting quarterbacks

This is a list of every Alabama Crimson Tide football team quarterback and the years they participated on the Alabama Crimson Tide football team.

Alabama quarterbacks have played prominent roles in American society off the gridiron as well. Both Farley Moody and Charlie Joplin died while serving in the First World War.

List of ESPN College Football broadcast teams

The ESPN College Football Broadcast Teams are listed in the table below, including games broadcast on ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN News, SEC Network, Longhorn Network, and ESPN Radio.

Note: All ESPN games are also simulcast on WatchESPN.

Broadcast pairings for college football are weekly and are subject to change.

List of New York Jets starting quarterbacks

These quarterbacks have started at least one game for the New York Jets of the National Football League. They are listed in order of the date of each player's first start at quarterback for the Jets.

List of Rose Bowl broadcasters

The following is a list of the television networks and announcers who have broadcast college football's Rose Bowl throughout the years.

Mark Sanchez

Mark Travis John Sanchez (born November 11, 1986) is an American football quarterback who is currently a free agent. He played college football at the University of Southern California (USC), and was drafted by the New York Jets in the first round (fifth overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft. A backup quarterback during his first three years at USC, Sanchez rose to prominence in 2007 due to injuries suffered by starting quarterback John David Booty; he also became popular within the community due to his Mexican-American heritage. He was named the starter in 2008, and led USC to a 12–1 record and won the Rose Bowl against Penn State. Although USC coach Pete Carroll and many scouts considered him too inexperienced, Sanchez entered the 2009 NFL Draft and was selected by the Jets in the first round.

Despite a subpar first season, Sanchez led the Jets to the AFC Championship Game, a losing effort to the Indianapolis Colts, becoming the fourth rookie quarterback in NFL history to win his first playoff game and the second to win two playoff games. In his second season, Sanchez again led the Jets to the AFC Championship Game, losing to the Pittsburgh Steelers; he joined Ben Roethlisberger as the only two quarterbacks in NFL history to reach the conference championship in their first two seasons in the league.

The next two seasons would be a regression for both the team and Sanchez as they failed to reach the playoffs, and he was eventually replaced towards the end of the 2012 season by Greg McElroy. Sanchez suffered a season-ending shoulder injury during the preseason in 2013; he was released after the season concluded and was subsequently signed by the Philadelphia Eagles. When Eagles starter Nick Foles went down with an injury, Sanchez started the second half of the season and set career highs in completion percentage and passer rating. Following that, Sanchez was a backup for the Dallas Cowboys, Chicago Bears and Washington Redskins.

McElroy

McElroy is the surname of a number of people:

Alan B. McElroy, American writer

Caralee McElroy, musician

Clint McElroy, (b.1955) American radio personality and podcaster

Edward J. McElroy, labor leader

George Edward Henry McElroy (1893–1918), Irish World War I Flying Ace

Greg McElroy, American professional football player for the New York Jets

Griffin McElroy (b.1987), American video games journalist and podcaster

James McElroy (1945–2011), Irish American mobster

John McElroy, SJ (1782–1877), one of two of the Army's first Catholic Chaplains. Founder of St. John's Literary Institute, Boston College High School, and Boston College.

John McElroy (1846–1929), American soldier, journalist and author

Joseph McElroy (b.1930), American novelist

Justin McElroy (b.1980), American video games journalist and podcaster

Ken McElroy (1934–1981), American murder victim and criminal

Mark McElroy (1906–1981), American politician

Mark D. McElroy, American politician

Mary Arthur McElroy (1841–1917), sister of a President of the United States

Michael McElroy, musical theatre actor

Michael McElroy (scientist), atmosphere scientist

Neil H. McElroy (1904–1972), American Secretary of Defense

Robert McNutt McElroy (1872–1959), professor at Princeton University

Roy McElroy (1907–1994), Mayor of Auckland, New Zealand (1965–1968)

Travis McElroy (b.1983), American podcaster

Wendy McElroy, Canadian author

William D. McElroy (1917–1999), American biochemist

William S. McEllroy, American tennis player

SEC Network

The SEC Network is an American sports network that is owned by ESPN Inc., a joint venture between The Walt Disney Company (which operates the network, through its 80% controlling ownership interest) and the Hearst Communications (which holds the remaining 20% interest). The channel is dedicated to coverage of collegiate sports sanctioned by the Southeastern Conference (SEC) including live and recorded event telecasts, news, analysis programs, and other content focusing on the conference's member schools. The network is estimated to have 70 million subscribers, more that any other dedicated sports network. The network's coverage serves as the successor to an eponymous syndication package (later renamed SEC TV), which was produced by its syndication arm ESPN Regional Television. SEC Network is operated out of ESPN facilities in Charlotte, North Carolina, shared with ESPN Events and formerly ESPNU. While Charlotte is not an SEC market itself, it is in close proximity to universities that are members of the conference and shares a television market with the northern part of South Carolina, which is part of the South Carolina Gamecocks' television market.

William Vlachos

William Christos Vlachos (born May 26, 1988) is a former American football center for the University of Alabama.

Wonderlic test

The Wonderlic Personnel Test (formerly known as the Wonderlic Cognitive Ability Test) is a popular group intelligence test used to assess the aptitude of prospective employees for learning and problem-solving in a range of occupations. The Wonderlic is available in 12 different languages and is often used in college, entry level jobs, and team-making efforts. It consists of 50 multiple choice questions to be answered in 12 minutes. The test was developed by Eldon F. Wonderlic, while he was a graduate student at Northwestern University. The score is calculated as the number of correct answers given in the allotted time. A score of 20 is intended to indicate average intelligence (corresponding to an intelligence quotient of 100). Wonderlic, Inc. claims a minimum score of 10 points suggests a person is literate. A new version was released in January 2007 called the Wonderlic Contemporary Cognitive Ability Test (formerly known as the Wonderlic Personnel Test – Revised), containing questions more appropriate to the 21st century; it is available both online and in printed form, whereas the original test is only available on paper. The Wonderlic test was based on another test called the Otis Self-Administering Test of Mental Ability.

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