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AJ McCarron not on initial list of XFL players receiving NFL minicamp invites

AJ McCarron (#10) attempts a pass for St. Louis Battlehawks in XFL Game.
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The XFL Media Relations sent out a list of players that have received NFL minicamp invites.

One of the league’s most dominant performances was not on the list. AJ McCarron missed one game as the starting quarterback for the St. Louis Battlehawks, but he led the team to a 7-3 record. He tossed for 2,150 passing yards and 24 touchdowns, setting the league’s single-season record for passing touchdowns. McCarron took the record from Tommy Maddox who had 18 in 2001.

He showed he has the talent, decision-making, passing skills, and leadership to excel in the National Football League. 

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Hakeem Butler and Darrius Shepherd were McCarron’s wide receivers for the Battlehawks. He set both guys up to have success as they have been invited to an NFL minicamp. Hopefully, McCarron gets another opportunity at the NFL.

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Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith.

Stephen Smith is a 2015 graduate of the University of Alabama. He is a senior writer and reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. He has covered Alabama football for 15 years and his knowledge and coverage of the Crimson Tide's program have made him among the most respected journalist in his field. Smith has been featured on ESPN and several other marquee outlets as an analyst.

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