Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron has led his Crimson Tide to not one, but two national championships. However, his Senior Day thrashing of FCS-level Chattanooga, 49-0, included a more unique memory. Something a bit more personal.
And it was only a three-yard pass.
In the third quarter, McCarron dropped back and completed a three-yard reception to … McCarron.
Corey, that is. A.J.’s younger brother transferred to Tuscaloosa from South Alabama prior to the 2012 season. He sat out last year and has appeared in two games in 2013. The younger McCarron recorded his first stat on Saturday, but only after big bro persuaded coach Nick Saban to let it happen.
“That’s the reason why I stayed, for memories like this,” AJ said. “It’s just something that we’ll be able to cherish for the rest of our life.”
McCarron reportedly talked to Saban about tossing a pass to Corey during halftime. Offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier got a play ready, and finally, McCarron family history was made.
— Corey McCarron (@CoreyMcCarron47) November 24, 2013
Obviously, there was no prouder mother in the universe at that moment than the famous Dee Dee Bonner.
Heard it in press box RT @jzenor AJ McCarron says he could hear his mom screaming over the fans when he completed a pass to brother Corey.
— Andrew Gribble (@Andrew_Gribble) November 23, 2013
After the game, the brothers spoke to the media in tandem.