Nov. 13, 2013
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - AJ McCarron
and C.J. Mosley
were both named semifinalists for the Walter Camp Player of the Year Wednesday and Mosley was also tabbed by the Lott IMPACT Trophy as a semifinalist.
The Walter Camp National Player of the Year is the fourth-oldest award in college football. The list of semifinalists includes 10 quarterbacks, three defensive players, including Mosley, one wide receiver and one running back. Mosley, a returning consensus first-team All-American, is also among nine semifinalists for the Lott Trophy.
McCarron, a native of Mobile, Ala., has thrown for 2,041 yards with 19 touchdowns and just three interceptions. He is the NCAA record holder with an interception ratio of one every 83.5 pass attempts. He is Alabama's career leader in passing yards (7,997), touchdowns (68), completion percentage (67.4) and winning percentage (.944). His 34-2 career record is best in SEC history as well, and he stands just one win shy of Jay Barker's school victories record for a quarterback.
Mosley, from also from Mobile, has a team-high 71 tackles on the season with 7.0 tackles for loss (15 yards), five pass breakups and four quarterback hurries. He ranks ninth in career tackles with 282 and is quickly moving up the list. Since the start of the 2012 season, he has 84 more tackles (178 total) than anyone else on the Alabama defense (Trey Depriest, 94).
McCarron is now a finalist for the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award and a semifinalist for the Walter Camp Player of the Year, the Davey O'Brien Award and the Maxwell Award. Mosley is a semifinalist for the Walker Camp Player of the Year, the Butkus Award, the Bednarik Award, the Lombardi Award and the Lott IMPACT Trophy.