Corey McCarron is leaving the University of Alabama for his final year of eligibility to gain some playing time.
An Alabama son, graduate and former player moves on to his final chapter in football. (Photo Corey McCarron Facebook)
Goodbye to Another McCarron, AJ’s Little Brother Transfers
By: Larry Burton
Corey McCarron left the University of Alabama after graduation this spring and like other folks who finish their degree with some playing time left, looked to other places to finish his football career. But he will have one more game in Bryant Denny Stadium, but this time he’ll be on the visitor sidelines and locker room on Sept. 12th, when Middle Tennessee comes to town.
He could have just started his career life following graduation, but there was still a fire inside McCarron’s belly and an ache to end his football career with some meaningful playing time. That just wasn’t in the cards if he stayed at Alabama.
Here, McCarron is likely to get much more playing time playing fullback and tight end for the Blue Raiders.
This will be the third college team Corey goes to as he started his college playing time at South Alabama before coming to Alabama in 2011 in hopes of playing with and sharing some memories with his older brother, Alabama’s hero, AJ McCarron.
While the playing time with his brother was sparse, very sparse in fact, he did manage to put a McCarron to McCarron play in the Alabama record books on senior day in 2013 against U.T. Chattanooga. That three yard pass completion was a life memory that both McCarrons will treasure forever.
Until now, not many people even knew he wasn’t on the team anymore and maybe fewer even cared, but McCarron contributed greatly to the team in practices and in making his brother happy to have him around. McCarron brought a strong work ethic to practice and helped the team in many ways, though the fans never got to see most of it.
McCarron leaves with an Alabama degree and as a member of the Alabama Nation for life, but also leaves with the thanks and good wishes of his former team mates, coaches and fans. I think when he’s introduced for the last time over the Bryant Denny Stadium speakers, that he’ll get that warm welcome and cheers that he deserves.
Larry has been published in almost every media outlet for college sports and now primarily writes here for Touchdown Alabama. Follow Larry on Twitter for inside thoughts and game time comments at https://twitter.com/LBSportswriter
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