TUSCALOOSA -- For Alabama's AJ McCarron, no individual award could replace the team success he has had during his college career.
The fifth-year senior is a long shot to win the program’s second Heisman Trophy. Bovada, a sportsbook in Las Vegas, has McCarron as a 7-1 shot to win the Heisman, trailing Florida State's Jameis Winston at 1-5 and Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel at 4-1.
But he has a 34-2 record as Alabama's starting quarterback and two national championship rings, and his focus is solely on the Tide’s next opponent, Mississippi State.
“It’s an honor to be in the talks, but that’s the last thing on my mind,” McCarron said recently during an appearance on the Dan Patrick Show. “I’m a happy guy going home to my family and looking at the national championship rings that we achieved as a team. No individual award can replace those. So, it’s the last thing on my mind and it really doesn’t bother me at all and I really don’t care.”