McElroy to apply for Rhodes Scholarship

December, 21, 2009
12/21/09
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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Alabama junior quarterback Greg McElroy plans to apply for a Rhodes Scholarship for study at Oxford University, but will not do so until next year.

He does not want the process to interfere with his senior football season.

“I’m actually applying next year,” McElroy said. “I’ve been talking to advisers on campus, and it’s something that’s up in the air. It’s a lengthy admissions process and obviously a ton of competition, so we’ll see where that goes and where it takes me.

“I didn’t want to apply and miss a year of football if I was picked. We’ll see what happens. I obviously want to approach it and look into it because it is such a great honor.”

McElroy, who has already earned his undergraduate degree in marketing, is now in graduate school. The lowest grade he has ever earned at Alabama was a B+, and believe it or not, that came last spring in a Management and Leadership class.

Of course, the irony is that his management of the Alabama offense has been outstanding this season, and he’s been one of the strongest leaders on the team.

Something tells me that McElroy would make an A in that class if he took it again.

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