College football fans can now breathe a sigh of relief:
The Walter Camp All-American team voters say AJ McCarron holds the honor.
The senior from Mobile was named to the first team over Heisman Trophy favorite Jameis Winston of Florida State.
McCarron was one of three Alabama players who made the first team. Left tackle Cyrus Kounandjio made the offensive side while linebacker C.J. Mosley was one of the three linebackers.
The first-team selection makes McCarron eligible for the College Football Hall of Fame down the road.
That last sentence is the money one.
Though he isn’t the stat hound of the nation’s other top quarterbacks of his era, there has been no better field general over the last three seasons. McCarron not eligible for the hall would have been a travesty. I’m glade we won’t have to worry about that now.