Bama's McElroy will participate in Manning passing camp in La.

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama quarterback Greg McElroy will participate in the Manning Passing Academy for the second straight summer.

The camp run by former NFL quarterback Archie Manning and sons Peyton and Eli Manning begins July 8 at Nicholls State in Thibodaux, La.

McElroy participated before his first season as a starter, when he helped lead the Crimson Tide to the national title. He was joined by such stars as Colt McCoy of Texas and Oklahoma's Sam Bradford.

McElroy said after participating that he emerged as a better player from the experience.

McElroy passed for 2,508 yards and 17 touchdowns last season. He was intercepted only four times.

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