Jan 2, 2014; New Orleans, LA, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback AJ McCarron (10) looks on from the sideline during the second quarter of a game against the Oklahoma Sooners at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

AJ McCarron shares special relationship with Alabama equipment manager AJ Starr

Often times, star athletes are admired and praised from afar, but there are a few that go the extra mile to embrace those around them. One of those players is Alabama Crimson Tide star quarterback A.J. McCarron, who seemingly has it all.

McCarron is one of the best quarterbacks to ever suit up at the University of Alabama, but he has always stayed grounded.

For a look inside of the type of person McCarron is off of the field, all you need to do is see the special friendship that he made with AJ Starr, the Crimson Tide assistant equipment manager. It all started with a friendly ride home for the young man with cerebral palsy, and the friendship between the two A.J.’s continued to grow.

To take a closer look at the special and inspiring relationship between McCarron and Starr, check out the great video feature below from ESPN:

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  • Seth Baron

    Coming from an Auburn guy – i must say that AJ McCarron is a Class Act! First Class all the way!

  • Todd

    I have more respect for this guy than I have for our national leaders.