- Date of Birth:
- September 13, 1990
AJ McCarron (born Raymond Anthony McCarron, Jr. on September 13, 1990 in Mobile, Alabama) is an American professional football player. AJ grew up in Mobile, attending Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School before transferring to St. Paul’s Episcopal. He began playing football for Trimmier Park and Langan Park in Mobile. During his junior season, St. Paul’s went 14-1 and won the state championship. AJ committed to play for the University of Alabama. While playing for the Crimson Tide in his first season, he accepted a redshirt and did not play during the season. He was named the co-starting quarterback, along with Phillip Sims, during the 2011 season opener against Kent State. During his sophomore season, AJ went 11-1 as a starter. He continued to improve, starting his junior year with a 9-0 record, passing for 999 yards and 12 touchdowns in the first give games of the season. AJ led the team to the third BCS National Championship in 2013, defeating the Notre Dame Fighting Irish 42-14. In 2014, the Cincinnati Bengals drafted AJ as in the fifth round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He signed a 4-year, $2.4 million dollar contract. He was placed on the reserve/non-football injury list and missed the first six weeks of the 2014 season. His first season was uneventful, and he only saw significant playing time in 2015. He replaced an injured Andy Dalton in Dec. 2015, helping lead the Bengals to a playoff appearance.
Best Known For:
AJ McCarron is best known as a football quarterback playing for the Cincinnati Bengals.
AJ became engaged to model and longtime girlfriend, Katherine Webb, in 2014. They were married that year in Orange Beach, Alabama. In Dec. 2015, the two announced they were expecting a baby boy in 2016. AJ has a younger brother, Corey, who plays for Middle Tennessee State. AJ is devoutly Catholic and has a tattoo of Jesus and a cross on his chest.