Monday, August 22, 2011

#12 Joe/Kenny/Greg

12 more days till bama football!!

Since there were several great players with the #12, we are going to highlight several.

Kenny Stabler came to Alabama in 1964.  As a junior in 1966, he took over the quarterback position full-time. He led the team to an undefeated, 11–0 season which ended in 34–7 rout of Nebraska in the Sugar Bowl.

Between 1962–64, Namath played for the Alabama Crimson Tide football program under coach Paul "Bear" Bryant. A year after being suspended for the final two games of the season, he led the Crimson Tide to a National Championship in 1964. During his time at Alabama, Namath led the team to a 29–4 record over 3 seasons.

McElroy graduated from Alabama in three years with a degree in business marketing, and is a graduate student in his second year. As an undergraduate he had a 3.85 GPA, receiving only one B, and applied for, but did not win, a Rhodes Scholarship in 2010. It is therefore not accurate to describe him as a "Rhodes scholar", despite some sports writers doing so. 
In September 2010, McElroy was named as one of the smartest athletes in America by Sporting News  During the NFL Combine in February 2011, McElroy scored a 43 out of 50 on theWonderlic Test of intelligence. His score was originally reported as a 48, tying the all-time high for a quarterback set by Buffalo Bills Ryan Fitzpatrick.[ 

Photos show Kenny Stabler first, then Joe Willie, then Greg McElroy. 

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