Alabama Football: 6 Reasons Why AJ McCarron Should Be the Heisman Favorite

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Alabama Football: 6 Reasons Why AJ McCarron Should Be the Heisman Favorite
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At Alabama, they don't play football for individual recognition. Team accomplishments are the only ones that carry any significant weight.

Nonetheless, the upcoming 2013 season could be a historical one for quarterback AJ McCarron.

McCarron will lead his team into battle this fall with a chance to become the only FBS program to ever win three unanimous national championships. He will have an opportunity to complete his amateur eligibility as the most decorated quarterback in the history of the game.

And, oh yeah, he very well could win the Heisman Trophy.

As is always the case, there are a number of legitimate candidates for the sport's highest honor. But if this season follows the path set by the previous two, McCarron will be a shoo-in to be the 2013 Heisman winner.

Here are six reasons why McCarron should be the leading candidate for the award when toe meets leather in late August.

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