McElroy: Perfection As a Starter

Dakota HersheyCorrespondent IDecember 6, 2009

ATLANTA - DECEMBER 5:  Quarterback Greg McElroy #12 of the Alabama Crimson Tide celebrates after Mark Ingram #22 scored a 1-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Florida Gators during the SEC Championship game at Georgia Dome on December 5, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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Perfection is almost impossible, but when you have a player like Greg McElroy, people tend to have second thoughts. This man has accomplished something only players dream of having, to never have a loss as the starting quarterback. Not only that, but he is the starting quarterback of a program that thrives in possibly the greatest conference in college football today.

2005 was the year that McElroy accomplished the main goal as a high school quarterback, to lead their team to a state title. As a senior for Carroll Senior High School in Southlake, Texas, Greg lead his team to the state title and didn't lose one game from the very beginning. As we all know, Texas produces some of the greatest high school athletes, and to lead a 5A school to the state title and a 16-0 season, McElroy is known as one of the greatest high school players in the Lone Star State. He also became the Texas 5A Player of the Year and an EA Sports All American.

Now if you think that is impressive, this will make it even more unbelievable. McElroy wasn't named the starting quarterback at the University of Alabama until this season, 2009, but when it came his time, he stepped up big. The Crimson Tide are currently 13-0 after winning the SEC Championship, and that brings Greg's record as the starting quarterback to 29-0. And if you actually watch college football you would know that the SEC is arguably the best conference today, as they have won the last 3 National Titles, and when you have McElroy and Alabama in the mix this year, it's about to be the last 4 for the SEC.

Now when you look to the future, Alabama and returning quarterback, Greg McElroy, are going to have another great team that could possibly become another 12-0 team, and would possibly win the SEC and the National Title. Comes January 7th he will enter unbeaten and could possibly end beaten, but I just can't see it happening. The reason to this is McElroy knows how to win, even when he may not have the best skills out there, and has the greatest team this season surrounding him. The #1 ranked and heavily favored Alabama Crimson Tide.

How much longer will this streak remain? This years National Title? Next year? NFL? You make the prediction.