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AJ McCarron
QB #5
Height:
6-3
Weight:
220
Age:
24
College:
Alabama
Hometown:
Mobile, AL
Experience:
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      One of the biggest winners among QBs in college history, and also a multiple career-record holder at Alabama, McCarron gets a chance with Bengals to prove he should have rated higher than the ninth passer selected in the 2014 Draft ... Missed entire preseason with shoulder injury, however, and on Aug. 30 was placed on Reserve/Non-Football Injury list ... Since start of Week 7, is in a window where he is eligible to return to practice, but team has not started that process to date … Posted a 36-4 record in three seasons as a Crimson Tide starter, leading national championship teams in 2011 and ’12 ... Holds school records for TD passes (77), passing yards (9019) and completion percentage (66.9), and his INT percentage (1.46) is the lowest in NCAA annals (15 INTs in 1026 attempts) ... Finished second in 2013 Heisman Trophy voting behind Florida State QB Jameis Winston.

      One of the biggest winners among QBs in college history, and also a multiple career-record holder at Alabama, McCarron gets a chance with Bengals to prove he should have rated higher than the ninth passer selected in the 2014 Draft ... Missed entire preseason with shoulder injury, however, and on Aug. 30 was placed on Reserve/Non-Football Injury list ... Since start of Week 7, is in a window where he is eligible to return to practice, but team has not started that process to date … Posted a 36-4 record in three seasons as a Crimson Tide starter, leading national championship teams in 2011 and ’12 ... Holds school records for TD passes (77), passing yards (9019) and completion percentage (66.9), and his INT percentage (1.46) is the lowest in NCAA annals (15 INTs in 1026 attempts) ... Finished second in 2013 Heisman Trophy voting behind Florida State QB Jameis Winston.

     Career transactions: Selected by Cincinnati in fifth round of 2014 NFL Draft (164th overall) ... Signed with Bengals on 5-22-14.

            2014 recap: On Reserve/Non-Football Injury List for Games 1-6.

    College highlights: Played four seasons (2010-13) at Alabama, with a redshirt year in 2009 ... 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 ... Holds school records for TD passes (77), passing yards (9019) and completion percentage (66.9), and his INT percentage (1.46) is the lowest in NCAA annals (15 INTs in 1026 attempts) ... Proved himself a big-game player by posting 7-2 record against opponents ranked in Top 10 and a 12-3 mark against Top 25 foes ... Finished second in 2013 Heisman Trophy voting behind Florida State QB Jameis Winston ... Only QB to win back-to-back BCS national championships. 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 ... In addition to finishing second in Heisman Trophy voting, won the Maxwell Award and Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award ... Started all 13 games and set school record for passing yards (3063) while logging second-best completion percentage (67.3). 2012—Led Tide to 13-1 record and second straight BCS national championship, including 42-14 rout of Notre Dame in the title game ... Posted an eye-popping plus-27 differential in TD passes to INTs (30-3), and the 30 TD passes set a school record ... His INT percentage of 0.96 was the lowest ever for an SEC performer (minimum 200 completions) ... Had four games with four TD passes, including BCS win over Notre Dame. 2011—Sophomore won Alabama’s starting QB job in fall camp and led team to a 12-1 record, with 21-0 conquest of LSU in BCS title ... Passed 219-of-338 (66.8 percent) for 2634 yards, 16 TDs and five INTs ... Passed 23-of-34 for 234-0-0 in BCS win over LSU. 2010—Saw action in nine games at QB, as backup to All-SEC Greg McElroy, and played in every game as holder on place kicks ... Threw first career TD pass in Sept. 4 season opener vs. San Jose State, a 34-yard strike to Julio Jones. 2009—Redshirt season.

    High school: Attended St. Paul’s Episcopal School in Mobile, Ala., where he led the team to a 14-1 record and a state championship as a junior ... Threw 66 TD passes and just nine INTs in his three seasons as a starter, with 6066 passing yards ... Named MVP of Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic after his senior season.

    Personal: Hometown is Mobile, Ala. ... Business major at Alabama ... Engaged to be married in July 2014 (fiancé Katherine Webb).

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  • Rookie Confessional: AJ McCarron

    Posted Jul 6, 2014

    Cincinnati Bengals quarterback AJ McCarron shares his confessions for the 2014 season in this edition of "Rookie Confessional."

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