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AJ McCarron
QB #5
Height:
6-3
Weight:
220
Age:
27
College:
Alabama
Hometown:
Mobile, AL
Experience:
3

Quick Stats (2017):

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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesPassingRushingFumbles
GGSCompAttYdsAvgTDIntSckSckYRateAttYdsAvgTDFUMLost
TOTAL 79 119 854 7.2 6 2 12 63 97.1 14 31 2.2 0 1 1
2017 CIN 1 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2016 CIN 1 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2015 CIN 7 3 79 119 854 7.2 6 2 12 63 97.1 14 31 2.2 0 1 1
2014 CIN 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Recent Games
WKOppResultPassingRushingFumbles
CompAttPctYdsAvgTDIntSckSckYRateAttYdsAvgTDFUMLost
1 BAL L 0-20 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2 HOU L 9-13 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 @GB L 24-27 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
4 @CLE W 31-7 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
5 BUF W 20-16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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Bio

One of biggest QB winners in college history, McCarron filled No. 2 QB role in ’16 ... Took over No. 1 job in ’15 season, after Andy Dalton suffered thumb fracture Dec. 13 vs. Pittsburgh, and posted 97.1 season passer rating while becoming only QB in Bengals history to have no INTs in first three starts ... In ’15 season Wild Card playoff vs. Pittsburgh, led Bengals from 15-0 deficit after three quarters to 16-15 lead, only to see Steelers prevail 18-16 on late FG ... Joined 53-player roster late in 2014 after rehab from college shoulder injury ... Posted 36-4 record in three seasons as Crimson Tide starter, leading national championship teams in 2011 and ’12 ... Set Alabama records for TD passes (77), passing yards (9019) and completion percentage (66.9) ... Finished second in 2013 Heisman Trophy voting behind Florida State QB Jameis Winston.

One of biggest QB winners in college history, McCarron filled No. 2 QB role in ’16 ... Took over No. 1 job in ’15 season, after Andy Dalton suffered thumb fracture Dec. 13 vs. Pittsburgh, and posted 97.1 season passer rating while becoming only QB in Bengals history to have no INTs in first three starts ... In ’15 season Wild Card playoff vs. Pittsburgh, led Bengals from 15-0 deficit after three quarters to 16-15 lead, only to see Steelers prevail 18-16 on late FG ... Joined 53-player roster late in 2014 after rehab from college shoulder injury ... Posted 36-4 record in three seasons as Crimson Tide starter, leading national championship teams in 2011 and ’12 ... Set Alabama records for TD passes (77), passing yards (9019) and completion percentage (66.9) ... 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.

 

     2016 highlights: Active/DNP in No. 2 QB role for Games 1-5 and 7-16 ... Saw action Oct. 16 at New England, in late relief of Andy Dalton (no pass attempts) ... Posted 106.8 passer rating in preseason, playing in all four games.

 

     Previous seasons: 2014—Missed entire preseason with shoulder injury that predated start of training camp, and was placed Aug. 30 on Reserve/Non-Football Injury list ... Cleared to practice on Nov. 18, and activated to roster on Dec. 9 ... Was game day Inactive (coaches’ decision) for Games 14-16 and for Wild Card playoff. 2015—Played in Games 8 and 11-16, with starts in place of injured Andy Dalton in Games 14-16, and also started Wild Card playoff ... Active/DNP for the other nine regular-season games ... His first three game appearances were late mop-up roles, but on Dec. 13 vs. Pittsburgh, he played the last three quarters following injury to Andy Dalton and passed 22-for-32 for 280 yards, with two TDs and two INTs ... Had a perfectly thrown 66-yard TD connection with WR A.J. Green in the Pittsburgh game, but also threw a pick-six ... Led playoff-clinching win Dec. 20 at San Francisco in his first career start, posting 115.6 passer rating on 15-of-21 for 192-1-0 ... TD pass at San Francisco was 20 yards to TE Tyler Kroft ... Started on Dec. 28 at Denver and passed 22-of-35 for 200-1-0, but had a lost fumble in overtime that ended game ... Posted 103.9 rating on 1-3-16 vs. Baltimore (17-for-27 for 160-2-0) ... In Wild Card playoff vs. Pittsburgh, passed 23-for-41 for 212-1-1, his TD pass going 25 yards to A.J. Green for 16-15 Bengals lead in fourth quarter ... Made NFL debut Nov. 5 vs. Cleveland, taking game’s final two snaps with kneel-downs ... Played final three Bengals snaps Nov. 29 vs. St. Louis and completed first NFL pass on his only attempt, a three-yarder to HB Rex Burkhead.

 

     College: A multiple career-record holder at Alabama, played four seasons (2010-13), with a redshirt year in ’09 ... 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 ... Only QB to win back-to-back BCS national championships ... Set school records for TD passes (77), passing yards (9019) and completion percentage (66.9), and his INT percentage (1.46) was the lowest in NCAA annals (15 INTs in 1026 attempts) ... In 2013, led Alabama to 11-2 record, and had team in position to reach a third straight BCS title game until Auburn scored on a 109-yard missed FG return to beat Tide 34-28 on final play of regular-season finale ... Finished second in ’13 Heisman Trophy voting behind Florida State QB Jameis Winston ... Also in ’13, won the Maxwell Award and Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award ... Led 2012 Tide to 13-1 record and second straight BCS title, including 42-14 rout of Notre Dame in championship game ... His ’12 season INT percentage of 0.96 was the lowest ever for an SEC performer (minimum 200 completions) ... In 2011, won starting QB job as a sophomore and led team to a 12-1 record, with 21-0 conquest of LSU in BCS finale.

 

     Personal: Hometown is Mobile, Ala. ... Attended St. Paul’s Episcopal School, where he led the team to a 14-1 record and a state championship as a junior ... Business major at Alabama ... Married (wife is model and television personality Katherine Webb), with a son (Tripp).

 

      NOTE ABOUT NFL EXPERIENCE: McCarron did not earn an accrued year of experience toward NFL free agency in 2014 because he was not on a 53-player roster, a Reserve/Injured list or a Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform list for the required minimum of six games.

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