AJ McCarron is a multi-talented American football player who plays the role of a quarterback for the Oakland Raiders of the NFL. AJ made his first professional touch in the game in 2014 after he was chosen by the Cincinnati Bengals. The player finished his collegiate career with the Crimson Tide Football team of Alabama University. While he was there, AJ made history as he led Alabama to win the Division I Football Championship back-to-back in 2011, 2012, and 2013. Read on, as we take you through his bio, family, net worth and other facts below.
Who is AJ McCarron?
The Raiders playmaker came into this world on the 13th day of September 1990 and his birth name was Raymond Anthony McCarron Jr. he was born in Mobile, Alabama in the United States. AJ was involved in a near-death situation at the age of five when he was badly injured in a jet-ski accident. When he was fully recovered, he first started playing football at Trimmer Park in Mobile.
He went on to attend St. Paul’s Episcopal School where he completed his high school football career. AJ helped St Paul to maintain a 14 – 1 record while winning the state championship. Following his wonderful performances, he was selected to the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in 2009.
After his graduation, AJ was recruited by Alabama University football team for his college career. There he played under Coach Joe Paterno from 2010 to 2013. Upon his arrival at Alabama, AJ was redshirted in his season in 2009. Coming back the following season, the star made nine appearances for the Crimson Tide making three touchdowns and 389 yards.
In his second college football season, AJ became a co-starter for his team and was able to notch a total of 16 touchdowns, five interceptions, and 2,634 yards at the end of the season. He also helped the Crimson Tide to win the National Championship by defeating the LSU Tigers.
Following an impressive sophomore year, AJ had a strong start in his junior year, hence leading the team to win the BCS National Championship for the second consecutive year after defeating Fighting Irish of Notre Dame. He covered a total of 2,933 yards while scoring 30 touchdowns and three interceptions at the end of the season.
As a senior, AJ was named to the All-Southeastern Conference second-team after recording a season-high of 3,063 yards with 28 touchdowns and seven interceptions. He wrapped up his college career helping the Crimson Tide to win their third consecutive national championship title while receiving the Maxwell Award as well as Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award.
AJ McCarron joined the 2014 NFL draft and was eventually chosen by the Cincinnati Bengals as the 164th player overall. He was the ninth quarterback to make a team and he made a team in the fifth round. Afterwards, he was signed to a four-year contract worth $2.4 million by the Bengals. In his first season, AJ didn’t get a better playing time having the stars like Andy Dalton and Jason Campbell in the team. He was converted to a linebacker following the absence of Vontaze Burfict who was injured in December 2014.
The following season, AJ competed for the starting quarterback position but later emerged as the second string quarterback for the Bengals. That season, he saw action in seven games recording six touchdowns, two interceptions, and 854 passing yards. Due to strong competition, the player saw action in one game during the 2016 season but recorded no stats during the game. He played three games for the Bengals in 2017 and made seven passes for 66 yards.
Becoming a free agent at the end of the 2017 season, the quarterback star signed up with the Buffalo Bills on a two-year contract worth $10 million. The player suffered a shoulder injury during the pre-season game against the Cleveland Browns. The injury caused AJ to miss so many games since the beginning of the 2018 season. He was later traded to the Oakland Raiders in exchange for a fifth-round 2019 draft pick.
Salary and Net Worth
The Raiders star has been wonderful since the inception of his football career and has completed over four professional seasons. Although he is not among the top earners in the league, AJ McCarron has earned a decent amount of money from his career. His net worth is currently estimated to be over $1 million while he receives over $600 thousand in salaries annually. In addition, AJ also makes money from bonuses and other business endeavors.
AJ McCarron’s Family, Wife or Girlfriend
The NFL star came from a middle-class American family and was born to Tony McCarron and his wife Dee Dee Bonner. He was raised along with his younger brother Corey McCarron. Just like AJ, his brother is also a football player and he played the role of a tight end at Alabama before transferring to Tennessee State University. His family has been so supportive of AJ and his brothers’ career.
In addition to his successful football career, AJ McCarron is also successful in his love life. The quarterback is got an amazing love story and he is happily married to the love of his life named Katherine Webb. Katherine is a popular American model, beauty queen, and media personality; famously known for being the former Miss Alabama USA in 2012. She also appeared in the 2013 BCS National Championship Game broadcast.
The pair started their relationship several years ago and in March 2014, they announced their engagement. Four months later, the couple exchanged marital vows. Their wedding took place in Orange Beach, Alabama and was held on 12th July 2014. Two years later, the amazing couple welcomed their first child, a son named Tripp McCarron. Tripp was born on the 24th day of May 2016. Recently, the couple announced that they are expecting their second child. Amazingly, AJ McCarron has been enjoying a blissful married life and there is no sign of marital issues to date.
Height and Weight
The Raiders quarterback player McCarron is very tall; he stands at a height of 6 feet 3 inches and weighs 100 kg. He has incredible measurements; nevertheless, his body measurements cannot be ascertained at the moment. In addition, AJ has black hair and brown eyes.