Alabama quarterback Greg McElroy participated in finalist interviews Saturday for the Rhodes scholarship, but wasn't selected.
He issued a release through the Alabama media relations department thanking everyone for their support.
“Even though I wasn’t selected for a Rhodes Scholarship, I am very proud to have had the opportunity to take part in the finalist interviews today in Birmingham. Just the chance to interview is a tremendous accomplishment in my life and something that I will look back on with pride. I want to thank everyone at the University of Alabama for the way they have supported me in this process and the belief they had in me. The University of Alabama has had a profound impact on my life and I will forever be grateful.”