AJ McCarron is a popular and accomplished American football quarterback who plays for the Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League (NFL). He became the first quarterback to win back-to-back consensus national championships in the BCS era.
The Bengals drafted him in the fifth round of the 2014 NFL Draft. Previously, he played college football at Alabama. AJ also has a record of being one of only seven quarterbacks in history to win back-to-back titles in some incredible form since Nebraska’s Tommie Frazier in 1994 and 1995.
Raymond Anthony “AJ” McCarron Jr. was born on September 13, 1990, in Mobile, Alabama, the USA to mother Dee Dee Bonner and father Tony McCarron. Before the fame, glamour and money, AJ McCarron had his fair share of what people call a “close shave with death”. At age five, he had what he called a life-changing accident, he was between life and death at a very tender age.
This accident happened at the Dog River in Alabama. The river runs for eight miles, from the city of Mobile to Mobile Bay. Its brackish waters are target spots and relaxation points for boaters and fishermen on weekends in the summer. On this unfortunate day in August 1996, Tony McCarron and 5-year-old AJ were running the waves on a jet-ski. AJ sat on his father’s lap, just behind the handlebars while his cousin was in the passenger seat.
Unfortunately, the jet-ski caught the wake of a marine patrol boat and hit a buoy that was there to guide boaters into a channel of the river. Instinctively, a frightened AJ grabbed the handlebars, where the speed control was located and the craft picked up speed.
His dad lost control of the jet-ski, which at the time was headed directly at a pier. With one arm, he flung AJ’s cousin off the back of the boat; with the other, he tossed AJ, hopefully out of harm’s way. He described the wounds as his face crushed and eyes hanging by a tendon. It was presumed that AJ McCarron was not going to make it out alive, or come out of the incident a retard; mentally unstable and even blind. Regardless of all the assumptions, AJ McCarron scaled through and came back stronger than ever.
AJ McCarron Awards and Records
He won the Maxwell Award and Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award in 2013. He made the two times Second-team All-SEC in 2012 and 2013, three times BCS national champion in 2010, 2012 and 2013 and two times SEC champion in 2009 and 2012. These are some outstanding achievements and awards from the quarterback.
AJ McCarron had an amazing NFL 2017 career run with an awesome statistics of 133 Passing attempts, 86 Passing completions, Touchdowns – Interceptions of 6–2 respectively and Passing yards of 920. He also had an incredible 93.6 passer rating to his belt.
Wife, Girlfriend, Mom, Brother
AJ McCarron is married to Katherine Webb-McCarron; a model, beauty queen, and a television personality. She was born on the 24th of April 1989 in Montgomery, USA. She is known in the modelling world by her maiden name Katherine Webb. Katherine won the Miss Alabama USA pageant in 2012 and made an appearance at the broadcast of the BCS National Championship Game the following year.
AJ got engaged to Katherine Webb in March 2014 and they tied the knot on July 12, 2014, in Orange Beach, Alabama. The couple told the public that they were expecting a baby boy in 2016 and on May 24, 2016, his wife gave birth to their son Raymond “Tripp” McCarron III. Both AJ and his wife are happy together. There are no signs of the duo parting ways anytime soon, we do wish them the very best in their relationship.
AJ has a younger brother by the name Corey McCarron. He was raised in Spanish Fort, Alabama. Corey is an American student and football player. He currently plays for Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders as a tight-end and he has a pretty amazing career ahead of him. There is no given information about his date of birth.
AJ’s mother Dee Dee Bonner was married to his father Tony McCarron. They later had a divorce reportedly in 1990 and she got married to Derek Bonner, hence, the change of name. There is no given reason as to why the initial divorce occurred, but we do know that her current marriage is however stable.
Height, Body Measurements
AJ McCarron stands tall at 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) and weighs an impressive 220 lb (100 kg). His brother Corey stands at 6 feet 2 inches and weighs a stunning 245 lb.
Salary, Net Worth
AJ bags a salary of over $600,000 and his net worth is estimated to be over $1 million. He is a devout Catholic and Christian. He has an active Twitter account with a large number of followers. McCarron also has a tattoo of Jesus and a cross on his chest.