Alabama senior quarterback AJ McCarron was awarded the 2013 Maxwell Award on Thursday night at the Home Depot College Football Awards show. The Maxwell Football Club gives out the annual award to the best player in college football.
McCarron is the first player in Crimson Tide history to take home the award. He’s also the first SEC player to win it since Cam Newton in 2010.
It came as a bit of a surprise that McCarron took home the recognition, but he’s proven over the years that, despite his “game manager” monicker, he is one of the top players in the game.
McCarron finished the 2013 regular season with 2,676 passing yards, 26 touchdowns and five interceptions on a 67.5 completion percentage. He was only sacked a total of 10 times all season, and finished with a 165.9 rating.