Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback AJ McCarron was awarded the 2012 College Football Performance Awards Quarterback Trophy, it was announced today by the CFPA.
McCarron led the Crimson Tide to a 13-1 record in 2012, capping that performance by defeating the Notre Dame Fighting Irish by a final of 42-14 in the Discover BCS Championship game, the second national championship in a row for Alabama. McCarron had a 67 percent completion rate while passing for 2933 yards in 2012, and set the school record for touchdown passes with 30, against only 3 interceptions.
Against Notre Dame in the BCS Championship game, McCarron was 20 of 28 for 264 yards with 4 touchdowns, averaging almost ten yards per completion.
Over the course of the 2011 and 2012 seasons, McCarron had a streak of 291 pass attempts without an interception, which was the second-longest streak in SEC history. The streak ended in a loss to the Texas A&M Aggies.
For his career McCarron has 5956 passing yards with 8 total interceptions.
McCarron, who is returning for his senior season at Alabama, is the fourth Crimson Tide player honored by the CFPA, behind previous winners Javier Arenas, Mark Barron and Trent Richardson.
According to the CFPA website:
The goal of College Football Performance Awards is to provide the most scientifically rigorous conferments in college football. Recipients are selected exclusively based upon objective scientific rankings of the extent to which individual players increase the overall effectiveness of their teams.