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    Re: AJ's place on Alabama's Mount Rushmore of quarterbacks

    Well, I wasn't alive to see Namath and Stabler, but they are automatically on the mount. I'd say Bart Starr, AJ McCarron, and Greg McElroy.

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    Re: AJ's place on Alabama's Mount Rushmore of quarterbacks

    In 3 seasons at Alabama, AJ's stats...

    49 TDs
    8 INTs
    460-690 (67% CMP%)
    5956 yards
    25-2 record as a starter

    And he's a Third Team All-American.

    He now holds the record for the most TDs in a career at Alabama (previous record was 47 by JP).
    He is 2,000 yards away from breaking JP's career yardage record of 7,924.
    He was 54 yards away from tying JP's season yardage record of 2,987.
    He needs 205 completions to tie JP's career completion total of 665.

    Those records are very likely to be broken in 2013.
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    Re: AJ's place on Alabama's Mount Rushmore of quarterbacks

    Attention, if you leave Pat Trammel of your "Mount Rushmore of bama qbs" you shouldnt be making one.
    Pat was one of Bear's favorite players, if not his favorite. He turned down the pros to go to med school and sadly died very young. He was at the helm of bama's first NC team under the Bear and was a sensation in day. Vince Lombardi personally asked bryant to steer Pat to the NFL and to the Packers specifically, that tell's you all you need to know. Fix your lists.


    FWIW, I got Trammel, Namath, Stabler, AJ. in chronological order only. Star misses the cut due to a lackluster coligiate career (Ears Whitworth not withstanding) Star is an excellent ambassador and one of our greatest alumni however.

    Someone mentioned last night that AJ broke Peyton Mannings college single season record for td-int ratio, with his 30-3.
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    Re: AJ's place on Alabama's Mount Rushmore of quarterbacks

    It's hard to separate who belongs in the top tier, much less the top tier itself.

    Gilmer, Namath, and Stabler are definitely there. Trammel is top tier, and AJ. If we looked closely at Rutledge, Hollingsworth, Lewis, Croyle, etc., we might pull out a sentimental favorite - GMac could get a few votes that way as well.

    Good off-season topic. Oh, wait - it is the off-season.
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    He just completed, almost inarguably, the greatest season by any Bama QB ever, and that was coming off a NC game MVP. I think you have to say that strictly as a COLLEGE QB, he's the greatest ever at Bama.
    Agree

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    Re: AJ's place on Alabama's Mount Rushmore of quarterbacks

    Quote Originally Posted by rizolltizide View Post
    He's one of the best. Period.

    he's got icewater in his veins....incredible big game qb!

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    Re: AJ's place on Alabama's Mount Rushmore of quarterbacks

    I'll get back to you in 365 days

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    Re: AJ's place on Alabama's Mount Rushmore of quarterbacks

    IMO he deserves a place no matter what happens in 2013.

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    Re: AJ's place on Alabama's Mount Rushmore of quarterbacks

    I believe Barker should get some run.All he did was win.

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    Re: AJ's place on Alabama's Mount Rushmore of quarterbacks

    Quote Originally Posted by BamaJama17 View Post
    IMO he deserves a place no matter what happens in 2013.

    I feel the same way. I see people say..well it depends on next year..etc. I am sure next year if we win, then people will say.."if he wins three in a row, then he will be the best". Give credit now and not later.
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    Re: AJ's place on Alabama's Mount Rushmore of quarterbacks

    What about Walter Lewis or Jeff Rutledge?

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    Re: AJ's place on Alabama's Mount Rushmore of quarterbacks

    If anyone is wondering who Harry Gilmer is he played from 1944-1947 and was amazing. He was the all time leader in TDs up until very recently. He led the 1945 team to an undefeated record and a Rose Bowl win over USC.

    Against Kentucky in 1945 that year he ran the ball 6 times for 216 yards and 2 TDs.
    Made 9 out of 9 PAT attempts in one game.
    Second all time in punt return yards at Bama. Ran a punt back 92 yards for a TD against LSU in 1947. Had an 80 yarder against UGA that year too.
    He's the all time leader in kick return average.
    Second all time at Bama for INTs.
    Led the NCAA in TD passes as a sophomore and was second in total offense.

    At one point in his career he led the team in rushing, passing, punt returns, punting, field goals, kick returns, interceptions and anything else you can think of. I know it was a different era, but that dude was something else.

    Ended up 30-9-2 as a starter.

    I think he would be the best representative for QB from the pre-Bryant era.

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    Re: AJ's place on Alabama's Mount Rushmore of quarterbacks

    Can't say til I see AJ try a Harry Gilmer jump pass. Seriously, I have no way to compare but agree you have to put Trammel (as Poke said) and Harry Gilmer on the mountain.



    That said, AJ is at the TOP of my list. Pretty sure Namath and Stabler became better than AJ is today at some point in their NFL careers, but I don't think they were this talented in college. Hopefully AJ becomes as good or better than they were in the NFL as well. As for the older era QBs, I think the techniques and S&C and hours of study/prep that QBs do today far exceeds the level of football play they were able to achieve back then. So maybe a Gilmer had the same raw talent and maybe not, but there's no way he played QB as well as AJ.
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