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Alabama High School Football Players


 
 A.J. McCarron
 All-State Team
 Year   Class   Position   Team   Source 
2007 5A QB 1st  ASWA

 Awards
 Year   Award   Position   Class  Source 
 2007  Super 12 QB Jr.  ASWA
 2007  All Southern QB Jr.  Orlando Sentinel
 2008  AL-MS Game QB Sr.  
 2008  All American QB Sr.  U.S. Army
  
   
  Born: 
  High School: St. Pauls
  Position: Quarterback
  Height/Weight: 6'4" / 195
  Senior Season: 2008
  College: Alabama
 
 


 High School Bio:

            As a junior McCarron threw for 2,532 yards and 26 touchdowns while leading the Saints to their first Class 5A state championship over Briarwood in the Super Six. During his sophomore season he passed for 1,974 yards, 25 touchdowns and three interceptions. He was most impressive as a junior for the Saints when he threw for 2,532 yards, 26 touchdowns and three picks.

As a senior he passed for 1,560 yards, 15 touchdowns and only two interceptions. During his three years as a starter at St. Pauls he threw for 6,066 yards, 66 touchdowns and only nine interceptions.

A.J. followed his senior year by playing in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl game and the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Football Classic in Mobile. He was named as the MVP of the game.

As a junior he was named to the All Southern team by the Orlando Sentenial and the Super 12 by the Alabama Sports Writer Association. He was a two-time 5A All-State selection (2007-08).





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Morris Higginbotham coached three different teams to divisional state championships in the 1950s. He won titles at Walnut Grove in 1952, West Blocton in 1955 and Enterprise in 1960.