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AJ McCarron
Alabama Crimson TideNo. 10
Quarterback Redshirt Junior
Date of birth: (1990-09-13) September 13, 1990 (age 22)
Place of birth: Mobile, Alabama
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Weight: 210 lb (95 kg)
Career history
 College(s):
Bowl games
Career highlights and awards
Stats at ESPN.com

Raymond Anthony "AJ" McCarron, Jr. (born September 13, 1990) is an American football quarterback for the University of Alabama Crimson Tide and is also the first quarterback to win back to back National Championships since Matt Leinart, who won back to back Associated Press National Championships in 2003 and 2004. [note 1]

Contents

Early years

While attending St. Paul's Episcopal School in Mobile, Alabama, McCarron was recruited by several football programs in the Southeastern Conference, including Alabama, Auburn, Mississippi, and Tennessee.[1] He committed to the Crimson Tide on May 3, 2008, becoming the only quarterback signed by Alabama for their 2009 recruiting class.[2]

College career

In his first season at the Capstone, McCarron accepted a redshirt and did not play during the season[3][4] as the team went 14–0 to capture the 2009 National Championship.[5] During his redshirt freshman year, he did see some playing time, appearing in eight games[6] as the Tide finish 10–3. His first collegiate touchdown pass came during the season opener when he connected with wide receiver Julio Jones on a 29-yard pass in the second quarter.[7] He passed for a total of 389 yards and three touchdowns during the season.[8]

Starting quarterback

After a tight competition for the starting quarterback position during spring practices McCarron was named as the co-starting quarterback, alongside Phillip Sims for the team's 2011 season opener versus Kent State,[9] and later became the de facto starter by starting in every game.[8] In his first start in college, he passed for 226 yards and one touchdowns with two interceptions as Alabama won 48–7.[10] His first road start for Alabama came the following week, as the Tide traveled to State College, Pennsylvania. His performance of 163 yards with no turnovers helped Alabama defeat Penn State 27–11,[11] which came to be the last loss for legendary head coach Joe Paterno. Another solid performance, alongside running back Trent Richardson, helped him get a victory in his first SEC start, a 38–14 win versus #14 Arkansas.[12]

During the course of his sophomore season, McCarron led an 11–1 overall record during the regular season, including 7–1 record in conference.[13] Alabama's only loss of the season came during a 6–9 overtime defeat at the hands of #1-ranked LSU.[14] During the game, he completed 16-of-28 passes for 199 yards with one interception. By remaining unbeaten during the rest of the regular season, Alabama again met LSU at the Superdome for the national championship. His performance of 234 yards passing earned him Offensive Player of the Game in a 21–0 rout of the Tigers.[15] During his first season as starting quarterback, he passed for a total of 2,634 yards with 16 touchdowns and five interceptions[8] and a BCS National Championship.

McCarron at quarterback during a game versus Western Carolina

McCarron had a strong start in his second year as starting quarterback for Alabama as the Tide started off the season with a 9–0 record. In his first five games of the season, he passed for 999 yards and 12 touchdowns with zero interceptions.[16] His good start to the season, including a comeback victory over LSU, had several media members put him as a dark horse candidate for the year's Heisman Trophy.[17][18] His first interception, and Alabama's first loss, of the season came in the team's 10th game of the season. In their first year in the SEC, Texas A&M and eventualy Heisman-winner Johnny Manziel came into Bryant–Denny Stadium and upset Alabama 29–24. His second interception of the game seemingly sealed Alabama's loss, as he threw an interception on a fourth & goal pass with under two minutes remaining.[19] Both he Alabama rebounded to remain unbeaten during the rest of the regular season, which led them to the 2012 SEC Championship Game versus Georgia.[20] With the help of running back Eddie Lacy, Alabama battled with the Bulldogs to win 32–28 and earn a shot to play for the 2013 BCS National Championship against #1 Notre Dame.[21]

On December 12, 2012, McCarron announced that he would be coming back to Alabama for his senior season ahead of their game versus Notre Dame.[22] On January 7, 2013, Alabama met Notre Dame for the 2013 BCS National Championship. The Fighting Irish were led by their defense and Heisman runner-up Manti Te'o to an unbeaten 11–0 regular season record.[23][24] However, their defense was overmatched as Alabama rolled 42–14 to capture their third BCS National Championship in four years behind McCarron's 264 yards and four touchdown passes,[25] which allowed him to become the first quarterback to win back-to-back BCS titles.[26] During his junior season, he threw for a school-record 30 touchdown passes in a season,[27] as well as 49 touchdown passes over his career.[28]

Career statistics

McCarron (10) drops back to attempt a pass against Kent State
Passing
Season GP–GS Comp–Att Pct. Yards TD INT Long Avg/G
2009 Redshirt
2010[29] 13–0 30–48 62.5 389 3 0 47 29.9
2011[30] 13–13 219–328 66.8 2,634 16 5 69 202.6
2012[30] 13–13 191–286 66.8 2,669 26 3 85 205.3
Totals 39–26 440–662 66.5 5,692 45 8 85 145.9
Rushing
Season GP–GS Att Gain Loss Net Avg TD Long Avg/G
2009 Redshirt
2010[29] 13–0 6 10 20 −10 −1.7 0 4 −0.8
2011[30] 13–13 30 50 72 −22 −0.7 2 6 −1.7
2012[30] 13–13 48 166 171 −5 −0.1 1 24 −0.4
Totals 39–26 84 226 263 −37 −0.4 3 24 −0.9

Notes

  1. ^ In 2003, LSU was awarded the BCS National Championship Trophy (instead of USC). This was the only year in the history of the BCS that the AP awarded another team as the national champion. McCarron is the first quarterback to win back to back BCS national championships.

References

  1. ^ "AJ McCarron". Rivals.com. http://rivals.yahoo.com/alabama/football/recruiting/player-AJ-McCarron-63348. Retrieved 2011-09.
  2. ^ Estes, Gentry (2008-05-03). "St. Paul's QB McCarron commits to Alabama". Mobile Press-Register. http://blog.al.com/bamabeat/2008/05/st_pauls_qb_mccarron_commits_t.html. Retrieved 2011-09-30.
  3. ^ "Freshman would likely play if Tide's McElroy gets injured". Sporting News. 2010-01-07. http://aol.sportingnews.com/ncaa-football/story/2010-01-06/freshman-would-likely-get-nod-if-mcelroy-gets-hurt. Retrieved 2011-09-30.
  4. ^ "Player Bio: A.J. McCarron". University of Alabama Athletics. http://www.rolltide.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/mccarron_aj00.html. Retrieved 2011-09-30.
  5. ^ Smith, Erick (2010-01-07). "FINAL: Alabama beats Texas 37-21 for BCS national championship". USA Today. http://content.usatoday.com/communities/campusrivalry/post/2010/01/blogging-live-from-pasadena-before-alabama-and-texas-play-in-the-title-game/1. Retrieved 2012-01-09.
  6. ^ "AJ McCarron Game by Game Stats and Performance". ESPN. http://espn.go.com/college-football/player/gamelog/_/id/480215/year/2010/aj-mccarron. Retrieved 2013-01-09.
  7. ^ "No. 1 Alabama runs wild on San Jose State minus Mark Ingram, Marcell Dareus". ESPN. 2010-09-04. http://espn.go.com/ncf/recap?gameId=302470333. Retrieved 2013-01-09.
  8. ^ a b c "AJ McCarron stats". ESPN. http://espn.go.com/college-football/player/_/id/480215/aj-mccarron. Retrieved 2013-01-09.
  9. ^ "AJ McCarron, Phillip Sims listed atop Alabama depth chart". Sporting News. 2011-08-29. http://aol.sportingnews.com/ncaa-football/story/2011-08-29/aj-mccarron-phillip-sims-listed-atop-alabama-depth-chart. Retrieved 2013-01-09.
  10. ^ "AJ McCarron leads No. 2 Alabama over Kent State". Associated Press (ESPN). 2011-09-03. http://espn.go.com/ncf/recap?id=312460333. Retrieved 2013-01-09.
  11. ^ "AJ McCarron calmly leads No. 3 Alabama past No. 23 Penn State". Associated Press (ESPN). 2011-09-10. http://espn.go.com/ncf/recap?id=312530213. Retrieved 2013-01-09.
  12. ^ "Trent Richardson's big day helps Alabama overwhelm Arkansas". Associated Press (ESPN). 2011-09-24. http://espn.go.com/ncf/recap?id=312670333. Retrieved 2013-01-09.
  13. ^ "Alabama 2011 Schedule". ESPN. http://espn.go.com/college-football/team/schedule/_/id/333/year/2011/alabama-crimson-tide. Retrieved 2013-01-09.
  14. ^ "LSU kicks winning field goal in OT for defensive-minded win over Alabama". ESPN. 2011-11-05. http://espn.go.com/ncf/recap?id=313090333. Retrieved 2013-01-09.
  15. ^ "Alabama's D embarrasses LSU as five FGs, late TD seal national publisher=ESPN". 2012-01-09. http://espn.go.com/ncf/recap?id=320090099. Retrieved 2013-01-09.
  16. ^ "AJ McCarron Game By Game Stats and Performance". ESPN. http://espn.go.com/college-football/player/gamelog/_/id/480215/year/2012/aj-mccarron. Retrieved 2013-01-09.
  17. ^ Fleming, David (2012-11-14). "1 minute, 34 seconds". ESPN. http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/8624723/alabama-crimson-tide-qb-aj-mccarron-altered-legacy-just-1-minute-34-seconds-espn-magazine. Retrieved 2013-01-09.
  18. ^ Scarborough, Alex (2012-10-28). "McCarron marches on". ESPN. http://espn.go.com/colleges/alabama/football/story/_/id/8563425/aj-mccarron-alabama-crimson-tide-heisman-trophy-conversation. Retrieved 2013-01-09.
  19. ^ "Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M pull upset as No. 1 Alabama's rally falls short". ESPN. 2012-11-10. http://espn.go.com/ncf/recap?gameId=323150333. Retrieved 2013-01-09.
  20. ^ Vint, Patrick (2012-12-01). "Alabama vs. Georgia: SEC championship preview, TV schedule and odds". SB Nation. http://www.sbnation.com/college-football/2012/12/1/3709206/sec-championship-2012-alabama-georgia-tv-schedule. Retrieved 2013-01-09.
  21. ^ "Alabama holds off Georgia, reaches BCS Championship Game". ESPN. 2012-12-01. http://espn.go.com/ncf/recap?id=323360061. Retrieved 2013-01-09.
  22. ^ "AJ McCarron to Return for Senior Sseason at Alabama". University of Alabama Athletics. 2012-12-12. http://www.rolltide.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/121212aab.html. Retrieved 2013-01-09.
  23. ^ Greenberg, Steve (2013-01-03). "BCS National Championship: Notre Dame defense bigger factor than experience". Sporting News. http://aol.sportingnews.com/ncaa-football/story/2013-01-03/bcs-national-championship-notre-dame-defense-toughness-manti-teo. Retrieved 2013-01-09.
  24. ^ Reyes, Lorenzo (2013-01-06). "Notre Dame's nation-best red zone defense does not budge". CBS Sports. http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/story/21508267/notre-dames-nationbest-red-zone-defense-does-not-budge. Retrieved 2013-01-09.
  25. ^ "Crimson Tide-Fighting Irish Game Review". USA Today. 2013-01-08. http://content.usatoday.com/sportsdata/football/ncaaf/game/alabama_notredame/2013/01/07#game-story. Retrieved 2013-01-09.
  26. ^ Low, Chris (2013-01-08). "Life's good for AJ McCarron". ESPN. http://espn.go.com/college-football/bowls12/story/_/id/8823972. Retrieved 2013-01-09.
  27. ^ Muma, Steven (2012-01-07). "Alabama's A.J. McCarron: Tide quarterback's stats, highlights and more". http://www.sbnation.com/college-football/2013/1/7/3846468/aj-mccarron-alabama-football-2013. Retrieved 2012-01-09.
  28. ^ "AJ McCarron guides Alabama to another title". CBS Sports. 2012-01-08. http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-400_162-57562709/aj-mccarron-guides-alabama-to-another-title/. Retrieved 2012-01-09.
  29. ^ a b University of Alabama Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. "2010–11 Overall Individual Statistics". RollTide.com. http://www.rolltide.com/sports/m-footbl/stats/2010-2011/teamcume.html#TEAM.IND. Retrieved September 30, 2011.
  30. ^ a b c d University of Alabama Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. "2011–12 Overall Individual Statistics". RollTide.com. http://www.rolltide.com/sports/m-footbl/stats/2011-2012/teamcume.html#TEAM.IND. Retrieved September 30, 2011.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Greg McElroy
Alabama Crimson Tide starting quarterback
2011–Present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Persondata
Name McCarron, AJ
Alternative names
Short description College football player
Date of birth September 13, 1990
Place of birth Mobile, Alabama
Date of death
Place of death

A. J. McCarron

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AJ McCarron
Alabama Crimson TideNo. 10
Quarterback Redshirt Junior
Date of birth: (1990-09-13) September 13, 1990 (age 22)
Place of birth: Mobile, Alabama
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Weight: 210 lb (95 kg)
Career history
 College(s):
Bowl games
Career highlights and awards
Stats at ESPN.com

Raymond Anthony "AJ" McCarron, Jr. (born September 13, 1990) is an American football quarterback for the University of Alabama Crimson Tide and is also the first quarterback to win back to back National Championships since Matt Leinart, who won back to back Associated Press National Championships in 2003 and 2004. [note 1]

Contents

Early years

While attending St. Paul's Episcopal School in Mobile, Alabama, McCarron was recruited by several football programs in the Southeastern Conference, including Alabama, Auburn, Mississippi, and Tennessee.[1] He committed to the Crimson Tide on May 3, 2008, becoming the only quarterback signed by Alabama for their 2009 recruiting class.[2]

College career

In his first season at the Capstone, McCarron accepted a redshirt and did not play during the season[3][4] as the team went 14–0 to capture the 2009 National Championship.[5] During his redshirt freshman year, he did see some playing time, appearing in eight games[6] as the Tide finish 10–3. His first collegiate touchdown pass came during the season opener when he connected with wide receiver Julio Jones on a 29-yard pass in the second quarter.[7] He passed for a total of 389 yards and three touchdowns during the season.[8]

Starting quarterback

After a tight competition for the starting quarterback position during spring practices McCarron was named as the co-starting quarterback, alongside Phillip Sims for the team's 2011 season opener versus Kent State,[9] and later became the de facto starter by starting in every game.[8] In his first start in college, he passed for 226 yards and one touchdowns with two interceptions as Alabama won 48–7.[10] His first road start for Alabama came the following week, as the Tide traveled to State College, Pennsylvania. His performance of 163 yards with no turnovers helped Alabama defeat Penn State 27–11,[11] which came to be the last loss for legendary head coach Joe Paterno. Another solid performance, alongside running back Trent Richardson, helped him get a victory in his first SEC start, a 38–14 win versus #14 Arkansas.[12]

During the course of his sophomore season, McCarron led an 11–1 overall record during the regular season, including 7–1 record in conference.[13] Alabama's only loss of the season came during a 6–9 overtime defeat at the hands of #1-ranked LSU.[14] During the game, he completed 16-of-28 passes for 199 yards with one interception. By remaining unbeaten during the rest of the regular season, Alabama again met LSU at the Superdome for the national championship. His performance of 234 yards passing earned him Offensive Player of the Game in a 21–0 rout of the Tigers.[15] During his first season as starting quarterback, he passed for a total of 2,634 yards with 16 touchdowns and five interceptions[8] and a BCS National Championship.

McCarron at quarterback during a game versus Western Carolina

McCarron had a strong start in his second year as starting quarterback for Alabama as the Tide started off the season with a 9–0 record. In his first five games of the season, he passed for 999 yards and 12 touchdowns with zero interceptions.[16] His good start to the season, including a comeback victory over LSU, had several media members put him as a dark horse candidate for the year's Heisman Trophy.[17][18] His first interception, and Alabama's first loss, of the season came in the team's 10th game of the season. In their first year in the SEC, Texas A&M and eventualy Heisman-winner Johnny Manziel came into Bryant–Denny Stadium and upset Alabama 29–24. His second interception of the game seemingly sealed Alabama's loss, as he threw an interception on a fourth & goal pass with under two minutes remaining.[19] Both he Alabama rebounded to remain unbeaten during the rest of the regular season, which led them to the 2012 SEC Championship Game versus Georgia.[20] With the help of running back Eddie Lacy, Alabama battled with the Bulldogs to win 32–28 and earn a shot to play for the 2013 BCS National Championship against #1 Notre Dame.[21]

On December 12, 2012, McCarron announced that he would be coming back to Alabama for his senior season ahead of their game versus Notre Dame.[22] On January 7, 2013, Alabama met Notre Dame for the 2013 BCS National Championship. The Fighting Irish were led by their defense and Heisman runner-up Manti Te'o to an unbeaten 11–0 regular season record.[23][24] However, their defense was overmatched as Alabama rolled 42–14 to capture their third BCS National Championship in four years behind McCarron's 264 yards and four touchdown passes,[25] which allowed him to become the first quarterback to win back-to-back BCS titles.[26] During his junior season, he threw for a school-record 30 touchdown passes in a season,[27] as well as 49 touchdown passes over his career.[28]

Career statistics

McCarron (10) drops back to attempt a pass against Kent State
Passing
Season GP–GS Comp–Att Pct. Yards TD INT Long Avg/G
2009 Redshirt
2010[29] 13–0 30–48 62.5 389 3 0 47 29.9
2011[30] 13–13 219–328 66.8 2,634 16 5 69 202.6
2012[30] 13–13 191–286 66.8 2,669 26 3 85 205.3
Totals 39–26 440–662 66.5 5,692 45 8 85 145.9
Rushing
Season GP–GS Att Gain Loss Net Avg TD Long Avg/G
2009 Redshirt
2010[29] 13–0 6 10 20 −10 −1.7 0 4 −0.8
2011[30] 13–13 30 50 72 −22 −0.7 2 6 −1.7
2012[30] 13–13 48 166 171 −5 −0.1 1 24 −0.4
Totals 39–26 84 226 263 −37 −0.4 3 24 −0.9

Notes

  1. ^ In 2003, LSU was awarded the BCS National Championship Trophy (instead of USC). This was the only year in the history of the BCS that the AP awarded another team as the national champion. McCarron is the first quarterback to win back to back BCS national championships.

References

  1. ^ "AJ McCarron". Rivals.com. http://rivals.yahoo.com/alabama/football/recruiting/player-AJ-McCarron-63348. Retrieved 2011-09.
  2. ^ Estes, Gentry (2008-05-03). "St. Paul's QB McCarron commits to Alabama". Mobile Press-Register. http://blog.al.com/bamabeat/2008/05/st_pauls_qb_mccarron_commits_t.html. Retrieved 2011-09-30.
  3. ^ "Freshman would likely play if Tide's McElroy gets injured". Sporting News. 2010-01-07. http://aol.sportingnews.com/ncaa-football/story/2010-01-06/freshman-would-likely-get-nod-if-mcelroy-gets-hurt. Retrieved 2011-09-30.
  4. ^ "Player Bio: A.J. McCarron". University of Alabama Athletics. http://www.rolltide.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/mccarron_aj00.html. Retrieved 2011-09-30.
  5. ^ Smith, Erick (2010-01-07). "FINAL: Alabama beats Texas 37-21 for BCS national championship". USA Today. http://content.usatoday.com/communities/campusrivalry/post/2010/01/blogging-live-from-pasadena-before-alabama-and-texas-play-in-the-title-game/1. Retrieved 2012-01-09.
  6. ^ "AJ McCarron Game by Game Stats and Performance". ESPN. http://espn.go.com/college-football/player/gamelog/_/id/480215/year/2010/aj-mccarron. Retrieved 2013-01-09.
  7. ^ "No. 1 Alabama runs wild on San Jose State minus Mark Ingram, Marcell Dareus". ESPN. 2010-09-04. http://espn.go.com/ncf/recap?gameId=302470333. Retrieved 2013-01-09.
  8. ^ a b c "AJ McCarron stats". ESPN. http://espn.go.com/college-football/player/_/id/480215/aj-mccarron. Retrieved 2013-01-09.
  9. ^ "AJ McCarron, Phillip Sims listed atop Alabama depth chart". Sporting News. 2011-08-29. http://aol.sportingnews.com/ncaa-football/story/2011-08-29/aj-mccarron-phillip-sims-listed-atop-alabama-depth-chart. Retrieved 2013-01-09.
  10. ^ "AJ McCarron leads No. 2 Alabama over Kent State". Associated Press (ESPN). 2011-09-03. http://espn.go.com/ncf/recap?id=312460333. Retrieved 2013-01-09.
  11. ^ "AJ McCarron calmly leads No. 3 Alabama past No. 23 Penn State". Associated Press (ESPN). 2011-09-10. http://espn.go.com/ncf/recap?id=312530213. Retrieved 2013-01-09.
  12. ^ "Trent Richardson's big day helps Alabama overwhelm Arkansas". Associated Press (ESPN). 2011-09-24. http://espn.go.com/ncf/recap?id=312670333. Retrieved 2013-01-09.
  13. ^ "Alabama 2011 Schedule". ESPN. http://espn.go.com/college-football/team/schedule/_/id/333/year/2011/alabama-crimson-tide. Retrieved 2013-01-09.
  14. ^ "LSU kicks winning field goal in OT for defensive-minded win over Alabama". ESPN. 2011-11-05. http://espn.go.com/ncf/recap?id=313090333. Retrieved 2013-01-09.
  15. ^ "Alabama's D embarrasses LSU as five FGs, late TD seal national publisher=ESPN". 2012-01-09. http://espn.go.com/ncf/recap?id=320090099. Retrieved 2013-01-09.
  16. ^ "AJ McCarron Game By Game Stats and Performance". ESPN. http://espn.go.com/college-football/player/gamelog/_/id/480215/year/2012/aj-mccarron. Retrieved 2013-01-09.
  17. ^ Fleming, David (2012-11-14). "1 minute, 34 seconds". ESPN. http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/8624723/alabama-crimson-tide-qb-aj-mccarron-altered-legacy-just-1-minute-34-seconds-espn-magazine. Retrieved 2013-01-09.
  18. ^ Scarborough, Alex (2012-10-28). "McCarron marches on". ESPN. http://espn.go.com/colleges/alabama/football/story/_/id/8563425/aj-mccarron-alabama-crimson-tide-heisman-trophy-conversation. Retrieved 2013-01-09.
  19. ^ "Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M pull upset as No. 1 Alabama's rally falls short". ESPN. 2012-11-10. http://espn.go.com/ncf/recap?gameId=323150333. Retrieved 2013-01-09.
  20. ^ Vint, Patrick (2012-12-01). "Alabama vs. Georgia: SEC championship preview, TV schedule and odds". SB Nation. http://www.sbnation.com/college-football/2012/12/1/3709206/sec-championship-2012-alabama-georgia-tv-schedule. Retrieved 2013-01-09.
  21. ^ "Alabama holds off Georgia, reaches BCS Championship Game". ESPN. 2012-12-01. http://espn.go.com/ncf/recap?id=323360061. Retrieved 2013-01-09.
  22. ^ "AJ McCarron to Return for Senior Sseason at Alabama". University of Alabama Athletics. 2012-12-12. http://www.rolltide.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/121212aab.html. Retrieved 2013-01-09.
  23. ^ Greenberg, Steve (2013-01-03). "BCS National Championship: Notre Dame defense bigger factor than experience". Sporting News. http://aol.sportingnews.com/ncaa-football/story/2013-01-03/bcs-national-championship-notre-dame-defense-toughness-manti-teo. Retrieved 2013-01-09.
  24. ^ Reyes, Lorenzo (2013-01-06). "Notre Dame's nation-best red zone defense does not budge". CBS Sports. http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/story/21508267/notre-dames-nationbest-red-zone-defense-does-not-budge. Retrieved 2013-01-09.
  25. ^ "Crimson Tide-Fighting Irish Game Review". USA Today. 2013-01-08. http://content.usatoday.com/sportsdata/football/ncaaf/game/alabama_notredame/2013/01/07#game-story. Retrieved 2013-01-09.
  26. ^ Low, Chris (2013-01-08). "Life's good for AJ McCarron". ESPN. http://espn.go.com/college-football/bowls12/story/_/id/8823972. Retrieved 2013-01-09.
  27. ^ Muma, Steven (2012-01-07). "Alabama's A.J. McCarron: Tide quarterback's stats, highlights and more". http://www.sbnation.com/college-football/2013/1/7/3846468/aj-mccarron-alabama-football-2013. Retrieved 2012-01-09.
  28. ^ "AJ McCarron guides Alabama to another title". CBS Sports. 2012-01-08. http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-400_162-57562709/aj-mccarron-guides-alabama-to-another-title/. Retrieved 2012-01-09.
  29. ^ a b University of Alabama Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. "2010–11 Overall Individual Statistics". RollTide.com. http://www.rolltide.com/sports/m-footbl/stats/2010-2011/teamcume.html#TEAM.IND. Retrieved September 30, 2011.
  30. ^ a b c d University of Alabama Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. "2011–12 Overall Individual Statistics". RollTide.com. http://www.rolltide.com/sports/m-footbl/stats/2011-2012/teamcume.html#TEAM.IND. Retrieved September 30, 2011.

External links

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Greg McElroy
Alabama Crimson Tide starting quarterback
2011–Present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Persondata
Name McCarron, AJ
Alternative names
Short description College football player
Date of birth September 13, 1990
Place of birth Mobile, Alabama
Date of death
Place of death

Alabama's AJ McCarron learns of his girlfriend's sudden Twitter fame, vows to have LeBron follow him (video) | al.com

Watch: AJ McCarron's priceless reaction to his girlfriend's fame

2012-1-9 Katherine Webb McCarron

Webb and McCarron in a December photo(Photo: @_katherinewebb)

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Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?

George wrote:

Coming off his second national championship in as many years, McCarron couldn't feel threatened by the attention. Both Webb and McCarron said he's not the jealous type, at least not about unwanted advances Webb gets from other men.
Getting a follow from [LeBron] James, however briefly, that's a different story.
"Say you swear," he said to a reporter after being told of James following his girlfriend. "Man, I'm gonna tweet him and I'm gonna get a follow. That's messed up. Hey, I guess she's more famous than me now."

It's a great reaction in print, but gains even more with the accompanying video:

PHOTOS: McCarron's girlfriend Katherine Webb

  • Katherine Webb, girlfriend of Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron, celebrates after the BCS Championship game on Monday night when the Crimson Tide beat the Notre Dame Fighting Irish 42-14.
  • According to multiple outlets, Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron is dating Miss Alabama, Katherine Webb, but she's an Auburn grad.
  • Donald Trump reportedlu is reaching out to Webb to congratulate her for this newfound fame.
  • Webb looks on as McCarron kisses the national championship trophy.
  • Katherine Webb, girlfriend of AJ McCarron, celebrates after the BCS Championship game on Monday night when Alabama beat the Notre Dame Fighting Irish 42-14.
  • Miss Alabama USA Katherine Webb competes in the swimwear competition during the 2012 Miss USA pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort Casino on June 3 in Las Vegas.
  • AJ McCarron's model girlfriend, Katherine Webb, was a hot topic during the BCS Championship game.
  • Webb looks on as McCarron hoists the national championship trophy.

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Webb and McCarron in a December photo(Photo: @_katherinewebb)

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Coming off his second national championship in as many years, McCarron couldn't feel threatened by the attention. Both Webb and McCarron said he's not the jealous type, at least not about unwanted advances Webb gets from other men.
Getting a follow from [LeBron] James, however briefly, that's a different story.
"Say you swear," he said to a reporter after being told of James following his girlfriend. "Man, I'm gonna tweet him and I'm gonna get a follow. That's messed up. Hey, I guess she's more famous than me now."

It's a great reaction in print, but gains even more with the accompanying video:

PHOTOS: McCarron's girlfriend Katherine Webb

  • Katherine Webb, girlfriend of Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron, celebrates after the BCS Championship game on Monday night when the Crimson Tide beat the Notre Dame Fighting Irish 42-14.
  • According to multiple outlets, Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron is dating Miss Alabama, Katherine Webb, but she's an Auburn grad.
  • Donald Trump reportedlu is reaching out to Webb to congratulate her for this newfound fame.
  • Webb looks on as McCarron kisses the national championship trophy.
  • Katherine Webb, girlfriend of AJ McCarron, celebrates after the BCS Championship game on Monday night when Alabama beat the Notre Dame Fighting Irish 42-14.
  • Miss Alabama USA Katherine Webb competes in the swimwear competition during the 2012 Miss USA pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort Casino on June 3 in Las Vegas.
  • AJ McCarron's model girlfriend, Katherine Webb, was a hot topic during the BCS Championship game.
  • Webb looks on as McCarron hoists the national championship trophy.

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AJ McCarron's girlfriend, Katherine Webb, in spotlight after BCS title game - ESPN

Updated: January 9, 2013, 9:46 AM ET

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Matt Cashore/USA TODAY SportsKatherine Webb, the girlfriend of Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron, saw her popularity soar during Monday night's Discover BCS National Championship.

For her part, the surprised beauty pageant queen isn't taking it too seriously.

"It's been actually kind of fun," the 23-year-old model and Miss Alabama USA 2012 told The Associated Press.

"I just couldn't believe it," said Webb, who, according to her pageant biography, graduated with a business degree from Alabama rival Auburn University in 2011. "I was just in complete surprise."

"We were like, 'Oh my God,' " Bonner said. "She said, 'All I want to do is date your son.' We've been laughing about it. It's quite shocking."

ESPN announcer Brent Musburger remarked that Webb was a beautiful woman as the cameras revisited her. "Wow, I'm telling you quarterbacks: You get all the good-looking women," he said.

Some found the remarks from the 73-year-old Musburger out of line. On Tuesday, ESPN released this statement: "We always try to capture interesting storylines and the relationship between an Auburn grad who is Miss Alabama and the current Alabama quarterback certainly met that test.

"However, we apologize that the commentary in this instance went too far and Brent understands that."

But Webb said Musburger's comments didn't bother her.

"It was kind of nice," she said. "I didn't look at it as creepy at all. For a woman to be called beautiful, I don't see how that's an issue."

Her biography says she was born in Montgomery and grew up in Phenix City, but now lives in Los Angeles -- though Bonner said she is considering moving back to Alabama to be with McCarron.

Before Monday's game, Webb tweeted a photo of herself wearing a jersey with McCarron's number, her arms wrapped around him.

Early Tuesday, Webb posted her first tweet to her new followers: "So extremely blessed... (at)10AJMcCarron. Congrats to Alabama and making history! (hash)BCSChamps."

Webb later said she doesn't think McCarron minds the attention on her.

But when Arizona Cardinals defensive end Darnell Dockett tweeted Webb his telephone number and suggested they meet after the game, McCarron responded, telling Dockett, "(hash)betterkeepdreaming like the rest of these dudes."


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Updated: January 9, 2013, 9:46 AM ET

Associated Press
[+] EnlargeKatherine Webb

Matt Cashore/USA TODAY SportsKatherine Webb, the girlfriend of Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron, saw her popularity soar during Monday night's Discover BCS National Championship.

For her part, the surprised beauty pageant queen isn't taking it too seriously.

"It's been actually kind of fun," the 23-year-old model and Miss Alabama USA 2012 told The Associated Press.

"I just couldn't believe it," said Webb, who, according to her pageant biography, graduated with a business degree from Alabama rival Auburn University in 2011. "I was just in complete surprise."

"We were like, 'Oh my God,' " Bonner said. "She said, 'All I want to do is date your son.' We've been laughing about it. It's quite shocking."

ESPN announcer Brent Musburger remarked that Webb was a beautiful woman as the cameras revisited her. "Wow, I'm telling you quarterbacks: You get all the good-looking women," he said.

Some found the remarks from the 73-year-old Musburger out of line. On Tuesday, ESPN released this statement: "We always try to capture interesting storylines and the relationship between an Auburn grad who is Miss Alabama and the current Alabama quarterback certainly met that test.

"However, we apologize that the commentary in this instance went too far and Brent understands that."

But Webb said Musburger's comments didn't bother her.

"It was kind of nice," she said. "I didn't look at it as creepy at all. For a woman to be called beautiful, I don't see how that's an issue."

Her biography says she was born in Montgomery and grew up in Phenix City, but now lives in Los Angeles -- though Bonner said she is considering moving back to Alabama to be with McCarron.

Before Monday's game, Webb tweeted a photo of herself wearing a jersey with McCarron's number, her arms wrapped around him.

Early Tuesday, Webb posted her first tweet to her new followers: "So extremely blessed... (at)10AJMcCarron. Congrats to Alabama and making history! (hash)BCSChamps."

Webb later said she doesn't think McCarron minds the attention on her.

But when Arizona Cardinals defensive end Darnell Dockett tweeted Webb his telephone number and suggested they meet after the game, McCarron responded, telling Dockett, "(hash)betterkeepdreaming like the rest of these dudes."


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5 Things to Know About AJ McCarron's GF, Miss Alabama USA Katherine Webb | E! Online

von Rebecca Macatee 8. Januar 2013 - 10:25

Aj McCarron, Katherine Webb

If Alabama had a royal couple, it'd definitely be these two.

Miss Alabama USA herself, Katherine Webb, stole the spotlight Monday night as her quarterback boyfriend AJ McCarron led the Crimson Tide to a victory over Notre Dame.

So just who is the brunette beauty that seemed to get an inordinate amount of screentime? Here are five things you need to know about the reigning  queen who gained 90,000 followers in a single night.

See how Katherine stole the spotlight at Monday's game

1. She's a Southern Belle: According to Katherine's Miss Universe bio, the 23-year-old was born in Montgomery, Ala., attended middle school in Columbus, Ga., and then attended Auburn University. After graduating in 2011 with a degree in Business Management and Administration, she moved back to Columbus.

2. She Works at Chick-fil-A: Bet AJ gets all the extra Polynesian sauce he wants! Katherine is a training director at the fast food franchise's Columbus location.

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Check out these OMG moments of another beauty queen, Honey Boo Boo

4. She and Michael Jackson Have Something in Common: No, Katherine doesn't live in Neverland or moonwalk through life (to our knowledge), but she does have vitiligo. The depigmentation-causing skin condition also affected M.J. throughout his life.

ESPN's Brent Musburger apologizes for Katherine Webb commentary

"LeBron James is following her," said one reporter, prompting an excited AJ to exclaim, "I'm gonna tweet him and I'm gonna get a follow!"

Get it.

(Originally published Jan. 8, 2013, at 9:55 a.m. PT)

von Rebecca Macatee 8. Januar 2013 - 10:25

Aj McCarron, Katherine Webb

If Alabama had a royal couple, it'd definitely be these two.

Miss Alabama USA herself, Katherine Webb, stole the spotlight Monday night as her quarterback boyfriend AJ McCarron led the Crimson Tide to a victory over Notre Dame.

So just who is the brunette beauty that seemed to get an inordinate amount of screentime? Here are five things you need to know about the reigning  queen who gained 90,000 followers in a single night.

See how Katherine stole the spotlight at Monday's game

1. She's a Southern Belle: According to Katherine's Miss Universe bio, the 23-year-old was born in Montgomery, Ala., attended middle school in Columbus, Ga., and then attended Auburn University. After graduating in 2011 with a degree in Business Management and Administration, she moved back to Columbus.

2. She Works at Chick-fil-A: Bet AJ gets all the extra Polynesian sauce he wants! Katherine is a training director at the fast food franchise's Columbus location.

Check out our NFL Sunday recap

Check out these OMG moments of another beauty queen, Honey Boo Boo

4. She and Michael Jackson Have Something in Common: No, Katherine doesn't live in Neverland or moonwalk through life (to our knowledge), but she does have vitiligo. The depigmentation-causing skin condition also affected M.J. throughout his life.

ESPN's Brent Musburger apologizes for Katherine Webb commentary

"LeBron James is following her," said one reporter, prompting an excited AJ to exclaim, "I'm gonna tweet him and I'm gonna get a follow!"

Get it.

(Originally published Jan. 8, 2013, at 9:55 a.m. PT)

AJ McCarron girlfriend Katherine Webb, Miss Alabama, gains 175,000 Twitter followers in one night as Alabama defeats Notre Dame Fighting Irish in BCS title game | abc7chicago.com

Kirk & Brent Awkward Moment with Katherine Webb - AJ McCarron's Girlfriend

Kirk & Brent Awkward Moment with Katherine Webb -  AJ McCarron's Girlfriend