A. J. McCarron is a popular American footballer. A. J. McCarron plays as a quarterback for the team Atlanta Falcons. He has also played for teams including Cincinnati Bengals, Buffalo Bills, Houston Texans, and Oakland Raiders.
Table of Biography
A. J. McCarron was born on 13 September 1990 and he is currently 31 years old. He is originally from Mobile, Alabama, and her zodiac sign is Virgo. Likewise, his full name is Raymond Anthony “A. J.” McCarron Jr. Further, McCarron is a Roman Catholic.
His mother’s name is Dee Dee Bonner and his father is Tony McCarron. Further, he has a younger sibling brother named Corey McCarron. His brother formerly played tight end at Alabama. However, his brother later transferred to play fullback at Middle Tennessee State.
Talking about his educational journey, McCarron attended Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School from kindergarten to 4th grade. Following this, he transferred to St. Paul’s Episcopal School. At the young age of 5 years, this personality was severely injured in a jet-ski accident and almost died.
This personality played football initially at Trimmier Park and later in Langan Park in Mobile. McCarron played on the same park team as his future college teammate – Mark Barron. During his junior season of high school, St. Paul’s team went 14–1 and hence went on to win the state championship against Briarwood Christian School.
While attending the same institution, several football programs in the Southeastern Conference recruited this personality. Some of these football programs were Alabama, Mississippi, Auburn, and Tennessee. On 3 May 2008, McCarron committed to the Crimson Tide.
Following this, he became the only quarterback that Alabama signed for their 2009 recruiting class. Furthermore, McCarron capped off his high school football career at the 2009 U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
Career and Professional Life
Professionally, A. J. McCarron is an American footballer. He plays as a quarterback and he is currently a free agent. During his college football career, McCarron became the only quarterback to win consecutive BCS National Championship Games. His victories were in the years 2011 and 2012.
Moreover, this footballer was selected in the 5th round of the 2014 NFL Draft. At the time, the Cincinnati Bengals drafted him. With the Bengals, McCarron spent four seasons as a backup. Furthermore, this footballer held backup roles with other teams as well. Some of these teams were the Buffalo Bills, Houston Texans, Oakland Raiders, and Atlanta Falcons.
This American footballer signed a one-year contract with the Houston Texans on 20 March 2019. In the regular-season finale against the Tennessee Titans, this player recorded his 1st start since the 2015 season. This was the record since the Texans were already locked into the #4 seed in the AFC. The team sat most of their starters as a result. During the game, this player threw for 225 yards and an interception. Also, McCarron rushed for 39 yards and a touchdown in the 35–14 loss.
Then on 30 March 2020, this footballer re-signed with the Texans. McCarron briefly entered the Week 14 game against the Chicago Bears. This was after starter Deshaun Watson hurt his elbow. However, McCarron was sacked on his lone play for a turnover on downs. However, his team went on to lose on the road by a score of 36-7.
During the regular-season finale against the Tennessee Titans, this American footballer came into the game during the 2nd quarter. Subsequently, this player threw a single pass for 20 yards in the 41-38 loss. Then on 30 April 2021, this footballer signed a one-year contract with the Atlanta Falcons. However, McCarron suffered a torn ACL in the week-2 preseason game. This game was against Miami and subsequently, McCarron was placed on season-ending injured reserve.
A. J. McCarron tied the knot with his longtime lover on 12 July 2014 in Orange Beach, Alabama. His wife’s name is Katherine Webb and she is a popular model, beauty queen, and TV personality. Webb and McCarron are longtime lovers who got engaged in March 2014. His wife shared the news related to their pregnancy on 8 December 2015.
The couple welcomed their 1st child – a son named Raymond Anthony McCarron III (aka Tripp) – on 24 May 2016. Then in December 2018, the family welcomed their 2nd son – Cash Carter. Furthermore, in March 2021, the McCarrons welcomed their 3rd son – Gunnar Cruz McCarron.
A. J. McCarron stands tall at an approximate height of 6 feet 3 inches or 1.91 meters. Likewise, this player has a bodyweight of around 220 lbs or 100 kgs. McCarron has brown eyes and hair of the same color. Besides these, the American footballer’s other body measurement details including his chest-waist-hip measures, biceps, etc. are still under review.
Social Media and Net Worth
A. J. McCarron joined Twitter in April 2012 and so far has more than 451.3K followers on his @10ajmccarron account. Likewise, his username on Instagram is @ajmccarron and so far has more than 43.4k followers. Further, this player has over 243K followers on his Facebook profile. Moving on, McCarron has a net worth of around $5 million US dollars.