Watch: Former Alabama QB AJ McCarron tosses TD pass for Battlehawks in UFL matchup vs. Houston – Touchdown Alabama


AJ McCarron is giving the United Football League (UFL) everything the National Football League could have had.

He won Most Valuable Player honors for the XFL in 2023 as the league made its return to television.

McCarron led the XFL for passing yards, passing touchdowns, and passer rating with the St. Louis Battlehawks. The XFL decided to join forces with the USFL (United States Football League) to create the UFL. St. Louis is 4-1 on the season and are playing the Houston Roughnecks on FOX. McCarron and the Battlehawks had a tough time establishing offense early on, but McCarron found wide receiver Hakeem Butler for a touchdown in the second quarter. A Mobile (Ala.) native, McCarron continues to show his sons he can still get it done as a quarterback. He remains as the all-time leader in Alabama history for passing yards (9,019).

McCarron was a three-time BCS National Champion (2009, 2011-12), including a two-time national champion as the starting quarterback in 2011 and 2012. He spent some time in the NFL, but McCarron is enjoying his success in the UFL now.

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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 10+ 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.