AJ McCarron is a popular and accomplished American 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 was also one of seven quarterbacks in history to win back-to-back titles in incredible form since Tommie Frazier (Nebraska) in 1994 and 1995.
Raymond Anthony “AJ” McCarron Jr. was born on September 13, 1990 in Mobile, Alabama, USA to mother Dee Dee Bonner and father Tony McCarron. Before fame, glamor and money, AJ McCarron had his fair share of what people call a “close shave with death.” When he was five, he had what he called a life-changing accident. He was between life and death at a very young age.
This accident happened in Dog River, Alabama. The river has a length of 13 km, from the city of Mobile to Mobile Bay. Its brackish waters are targets and resting places for boaters and anglers on summer weekends. In August 1996, Tony McCarron and 5-year-old AJ were racing the waves on jet skis. AJ sat on his father’s lap, just behind the handlebars, while his cousin was in the passenger seat.
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Unfortunately, the jet ski took over from a marine patrol boat and hit a buoy that was there to guide boaters down a channel in the river. Instinctively, a startled AJ grabbed the handlebars, where the speed control was and where the craft picked up speed.
His father lost control of the jet ski which at the time was heading straight for a pier. With one arm, he threw AJ’s cousin into the back of the boat; with the other, he threw AJ hopefully out of harm’s way. He described the injuries as his crushed face and his eyes hanging down by a tendon. It was believed that AJ McCarron was not going to make it out alive or come out of the incident late; mentally unstable and even blind. Regardless of any assumptions, AJ McCarron has moved on and come back stronger than ever.
AJ McCarron Awards and Records
He won the Maxwell Award and Johnny Unitas GoldenArm Award in 2013. He was a two-time All-SEC Second Team in 2012 and 2013, a three-time BCS National Champion in 2010, 2012, and 2013, and a two-time SEC Champion in 2009 and 2012. These are some outstanding quarterback achievements and awards.
AJ McCarron had an incredible career run in the 2017 NFL with an impressive stat of 133 pass attempts, 86 pass attempts, touchdowns – 6 interceptions of 2 respectively and passing yards of 920. He also had an incredible rating passer of 93.6 at his belt.
Wife, Girlfriend, Mom, Brother
AJ McCarron is married to KatherineWebb-McCarron; a model, beauty queen and television personality. She was born on April 24, 1989 in Montgomery, United States. She is known in the modeling world by her maiden name, Katherine Webb. Katherine won the Miss Alabama USA pageant in 2012 and made an appearance on the BCS National Championship game broadcast 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 they were expecting a baby in 2016, and on May 24, 2016, his wife gave birth to their son, Raymond “Tripp” McCarron III. AJ and his wife are happy together. There are no signs of the duo breaking up in the future, we wish them the best in their relationship.
AJ has a younger brother named Corey McCarron. He was raised in Spanish Fort, Alabama. Corey is an American college student and soccer player. He currently plays for the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders as a tight squad and he has a pretty incredible career ahead of him. There is no information given about his date of birth.
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AJ’s mother, Dee Dee Bonner, was married to her father Tony McCarron. They then reportedly divorced in 1990 and she married Derek Bonner, hence the name change. The original divorce has not been explained, but we do know that her current marriage is stable.
Height, body measurements
AJ McCarron is 1.91m (6ft 3in) tall and weighs 100kg (220lbs). Her brother Corey is 6ft 2in and weighs an incredible 245lbs.
AJ earns a salary of over $600,000 and his net worth is estimated at 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.