Photo: A.J. McCarron wears bow tie to support family friend with lung cancer

Alabama has been gearing up for the last two weeks, preparing for its Saturday night showdown against hated-rival LSU. One might think that all of quarterback A.J. McCarron’s focus should be on trying to dominate the Tigers under the lights of Bryant-Denny Stadium.

Even he, however, with two straight national championships to his name, has found a way to take time out for one extremely classy gesture.

McCarron loves wearing bow ties, but the one he’s wearing on Saturday serves a larger purpose: he is supporting a family friend who has been diagnosed with lung cancer.