AJ McCarron   #2 QB

Height: 6-3   Weight: 215   Age: 28

Born: 9/13/1990 Mobile , AL

College: Alabama

Experience: 4th season

High School: St. Paul's Episcopal School [Mobile, AL]









Draft 2014

Pick No.164

Selected By: Cincinnati Bengals

Round: 5

Pick (Overall): 24 (164)

Pick Analysis: Given name is Raymond. His younger brother, Corey, is a tight end for the Crimson Tide. The Alabama prep threw for 66 touchdowns and nine interceptions as a three-year starter. Redshirted in 2009. Saw action in all 13 games in '10, including eight as a reserve quarterback, and completed 30-of-48 passes for 389 yards (62.5 percent) with three touchdowns and zero interceptions. Was primarily the holder for field goals and extra points. Became the starter in '11 and led Alabama to a national championship after tossing 219-328-2,634-16-5 (66.8) in 13 games. Led the nation with a 175.28 passer efficiency in '12 and the Crimson Tide to back-to-back national championships after posting 211-314-2,933-30-3 (67.2). The 30 TD passes set the school record and he accomplished the feat while playing through shoulder and knee injuries. Had a standout senior campaign in '13, winning the Maxwell Award (college football player of the year), the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award and finishing second in the Heisman Trophy voting. Set the Alabama record for passing yards after tossing 226-336-3,063-28-7 (67.3) in 13 starts. Had a 36-4 record in 40 career starts with all four losses coming to opponents ranked in the top 15. Team captain.


Video Playlist

  1. Bengals select McCarron with No.164 pick

    Published: May 10, 2014 at 03:33 p.m.

    The Cincinnati Bengals select University of Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron with the No.164 overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.

  2. Game Changers: Film Room with McCarron

    Published: April 15, 2014 at 09:02 p.m.

    Alabama's A.J. McCarron is high on the boards of many NFL scouts, but does he pass the test with coach Steve Mariucci? Find out as the two gather in the film room.

  3. Game Changers: McCarron ready to lead a franchise

    Published: April 15, 2014 at 09:02 p.m.

    A.J. McCarron sits down with Steve Mariucci to explain why he is one of the top QBs coming in the draft, and even discusses whether or not he is better than the intriguing Johnny Manziel.

  4. 2014 Draft profile: QB AJ McCarron, Alabama

    Published: April 11, 2014 at 06:18 p.m.

    Take a look at the college highlights of Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron.

  5. McCarron looking to prove doubters wrong

    Published: April 10, 2014 at 07:55 p.m.

    Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron explains why the lack of hype surrounding him helps fuel the fire and how his experience at Alabama will translate to the NFL.

  6. First Draft: AJ McCarron

    Published: April 27, 2014 at 10:00 p.m.

    Could AJ McCarron be the next Tom Brady? The former Alabama quarterback explains why his winning pedigree will be a big bonus for whichever team drafts him.

  7. Is McCarron an NFL starting QB?

    Published: March 14, 2014 at 08:16 p.m.

    Daniel Jeremiah and Charles Davis break down draft prospect and former Alabama QB AJ McCarron and debate which team is the best fit for the former national champion.

  8. AJ McCarron talks combine plans

    Published: Jan. 30, 2014 at 04:05 p.m.

    University of Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron talks about the exciting matchup in Super Bowl XLVIII and gives his plans for the 2014 Scouting Combine.

  9. Breaking down AJ McCarron

    Published: Feb. 18, 2014 at 07:48 p.m.

    NFL Media's Daniel Jeremiah evaluates Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron.

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