Sunday, December 6, 2009

Greg Mcelroy Alabama Quarterback

Greg McElroy isn't a caretaker. Not today, anyway. Think McElroy is a little pumped up for this one? After he threw a great block to spring Trent Richardson on a run, McElroy flexed his muscles at the Florida sideline. Later on the drive, McElroy threw a perfect quick pass to Marquis Maze, who turned it into a 34-yard gain after Janoris Jenkins missed the tackle. The throw was to the proper shoulder so only Maze could make the catch. McElroy later picked up a third-and-five with his feet, somehow tip-toeing down the sideline without going out of bounds before he reached the first-down marker. Alabama's red-zone troubles struck again and the Tide settled for a 34-yard field goal by Leigh Tiffin. But the way McElroy is playing has to give Alabama a lot of confidence. He has outplayed Tim Tebow so far.

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

After his his redshirt freshman year, McElroy saw limited playing time behind second-year starting quarterback, John Parker Wilson. McElroy played part of a game versus Western Carolina, throwing his first collegiate touchdown pass in the third quarter to tight end Nick Walker.He again saw late playing time verus rival Tennessee, in a 41–17 rout. In the 2008 season, McElroy again saw limited action. He did make 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,completing 4–of–6 passes for 61 yards. In the following game versus Arkansas, McElroy threw his first career interception early in the 4th quarter, which Razorback freshman cornerback Ramon Broadway returned to the Alabama 34–yard line. His first touchdown pass of the season came in a 36–0 rout of in-state rival Auburn in the annual Iron Bowl. His 34-yard strike to redshirt freshman Marquis Maze was the final score of the game.

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