Alabama Spring Game 2013: Who Will Emerge as MVP?

Charlie PotterContributor IIIApril 19, 2013

McCarron looks to begin his Heisman campaign in Alabama's spring game.
McCarron looks to begin his Heisman campaign in Alabama's spring game.Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

The Alabama Crimson Tide are set to hit the field at Bryant-Denny Stadium in the team's conclusion to spring practices on Saturday, April 20.

Fans from across the state and the South will flock to Tuscaloosa to see the new team that head coach Nick Saban will put on the field in 2013, a team that has the potential to possess some explosive firepower.

With that being said, the offensive side of the ball is likely to steal the show with the plethora of weapons at its skill positions.

Here, we break down some of the offensive stars that could take home the Dixie Howell Most Valuable Player of the Game Award in Saturday's A-Day game.


AJ McCarron, QB

McCarron is back for his senior year at Alabama, with three national championship rings on his hand.

He also has an arsenal of receivers at his disposal and a more-than-capable offensive line in front of him.

In the Tide's last scrimmage, he dominated his teammates by completing 23 of his 28 passes for 318 yards and five touchdowns, according to the Crimson White.

McCarron will look to get his 2013 Heisman Trophy campaign off and running with an impressive performance on Saturday.


T.J. Yeldon, RB

Yeldon was the star of the game in last year's spring game, as he compiled 88 rushing yards, 91 receiving yards and one touchdown. Both yardage totals were game highs.

With a year of experience and a 1,000-yard season under his belt, Yeldon is poised to be the starter in Alabama's crowded backfield.

He will be expected to have a big game in the team's first and last public performance of the spring, and he should not disappoint.


Amari Cooper, WR

Cooper, like Yeldon, was a major contributor in the Tide's offense last season and will be looked upon to put up the same numbers as he did in 2012.

But Cooper did not have the same monster spring as Yeldon did last year. Cooper worked primarily as a punt returner in last season's A-Day game. He was placed into the starting lineup because of an injury to fellow receiver DeAndrew White.

Cooper will technically be making his A-Day debut as a dynamic wide receiver, and he should pick up where he left off in the BCS national championship game.


Chris Black, WR

After a promising A-Day game as a true freshman, in which he caught three passes for 61 yards and a score, Black was forced to miss all of 2012 because of injury.

He seemed to have a promising year ahead of him before the injury, and he would have seen the field quite a bit with White and Kenny Bell also falling.

With the past behind him, Black will try and propel himself into the starting rotation of receivers and wow Alabama fans with another solid performance in the A-Day game.