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A.J. McCarron brought an entire bagful of shoes with him to Miami

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Dr. Saturday

The stereotype of the pretty boy quarterback probably started with Joe Namath. If it didn't start there, Namath surely perfected it.

So it's fitting that the current Alabama quarterback is following in Namath's fashion footsteps.

While A.J. McCarron isn't going to be wearing a fur coat on the sideline, he likes to look fashionable (and we're not making fun of him for it, considering he's got the whole "dating Miss Alabama" thing going on). That is why he brought a whole bagful of shoes with him to the BCS Championship Game.

How many shoes in the bag? He says there are 30 pairs.

Now, why would McCarron need to bring 30 pairs of shoes with him for a six-day stay in Miami?

[Related: Alabama's Nick Saban reportedly bans ESPN from players' hotel rooms]

"I figure you can wear the same outfit, change the shoes and it looks like a totally different outfit," McCarron said.


McCarron is famous for his collection of bow ties, wears enough hair gel to double as his helmet and has a wicked chest tattoo, so the love for shoes shouldn't be a big surprise either. Like Deion Sanders says, "If you look good, you feel good. And if you feel good, you play good. If you play good, they pay* good." (* - we are not saying McCarron will be getting paid good while at Alabama, no matter how good he looks, feels or plays)

"I've got a lot of shoes I've been that way ever since I was little," McCarron said.

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