Raymond Anthony “AJ” McCarron Jr. is an American football quarterback for the Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Bengals in the fifth round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He played college football at Alabama. Following the 2013 BCS National Championship Game against Notre Dame, McCarron became the first quarterback to win back-to-back consensus national championships in the BCS era. McCarron is one of only seven quarterbacks in history to win back-to-back titles in some form and the first FBS quarterback to win back-to-back consecutive titles since Nebraska’s Tommie Frazier in 1994 and 1995. In addition, since his freshman/redshirt year, McCarron has been associated with three national title teams under coach Nick Saban: 2009, 2011, and 2012. McCarron started his first NFL game on December 20, 2015, helping the Bengals to a 24–14 win over the San Francisco 49ers.Hometown is Mobile, Ala. … Attended St. Paul’s Episcopal School, where he led the team to a 14-1 record and a state championship as a junior … Business major at Alabama … Married (wife is model and television personality Katherine Webb).
A multiple career-record holder at Alabama, played four seasons (2010-13), with a redshirt year in ’09 … Played 53 games with 40 starts … Posted a 36-4 record in three seasons as a Crimson Tide starter, leading national championship teams in 2011 and ’12 … Only QB to win back-to-back BCS national championships … Set school records for TD passes (77), passing yards (9019) and completion percentage (66.9), and his INT percentage (1.46) was the lowest in NCAA annals (15 INTs in 1026 attempts) … In 2013, led Alabama to 11-2 record, and had team in position to reach a third straight BCS title game until Auburn used a 109-yard missed FG return to beat Tide 34-28 on final play of regular-season finale … Finished second in ’13 Heisman Trophy voting behind Florida State QB Jameis Winston … Also in ’13, won the Maxwell Award and Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award … Led 2012 Tide to 13-1 record and second straight BCS title, including 42-14 rout of Notre Dame in championship game … His ’12 season INT percentage of 0.96 was the lowest ever for an SEC performer (minimum 200 completions) … In 2011, won starting QB job as a sophomore and led team to a 12-1 record, with 21-0 conquest of LSU in BCS finale.
Born: Sep 13, 1990 (age 25) · Mobile, AL
Height: 6′ 3″ (1.91 m)
Spouse: Katherine Webb (m. 2014)
Parents: Tony McCarron · Dee Dee Bonner
Education: University of Alabama (2009 – 2013) · St. Paul’s Episcopal School