Larry McCarren is a former legendary American footballer who played as quarterback for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League. McCarren was one of the six players who played twelve seasons for the Packers. He is a respected player of the team who earned the nickname the “Rock” and even got included in the Packers Hall of Fame.
After retiring from playing in the actual field, he took his love for the sport to the broadcasting field. As much as McCarren was a great footballer, he was also a natural sports broadcaster. He also hosted the talk shows Larry McCarren’s Locker Room and Packers Live with Larry McCarren.
For all these years, McCarren has rejoiced in his passion for sports. He still works at Packers Radio Network and has remained a loyal part of the Green Bay Packers.
|Popular Name||Larry McCarren “Rock”|
|Real Name||Larry McCarren|
|Date of birth||November 9, 1951|
|Age||71 years old|
|Place of birth||Park Forest, Illinois, USA|
|Daughters||Meghan McCarren and Marie McCarren|
|Occupation||Former Footballer, Talk Show Host, Sports Analyst, and Anchor|
|Net worth||16 Million USD|
|Height||6.3 ft ( 191cm)|
|Hair color||Dark brown|
Larry McCarren Net Worth
McCarren was at the peak of his career when he played for the Packers. He played for twelve seasons and 162 games.
Even after retiring from the field, he never stopped working. He worked as a host in TV shows and as an anchor in radio networks.
All his lifelong hard work has summed up and made his net worth around 16 Million USD.
Larry McCarren’s Family
McCarren grew up in Park Forest, Illinois. Though McCarren has been in the limelight, he has not shared much about his personal life.
He has played football ever since he was in college. He even was the captain of the football team of the University of Illinois twice.
McCarren came into the limelight when he got drafted to Green Bay Packers in 1973. Initially, he wasn’t much recognized but later, he became the star of the Packers.
He played 162 consecutive games for the Packers, for which he even earned the nickname ‘Rock’.
Even after retiring from football, McCarren still kept his roots strong. He started hosting and anchoring different shows on TVs and radios related to sports.
To this day, McCarren has been working as an analyst in Milwaukee Brewers Television and as an anchor in Packers Radio Network.
Along with having a successful career, McCarren also has a great personal life with his wife and two daughters.
Larry Husband and Relationship
The 70 years old former football star is happily married to his beautiful wife Becky McCarren.
Nothing much is out about the couple except for the fact that they have two daughters together.
McCarren spent all of his childhood and adolescence in Illinois. He did his schooling at the local schools of his hometown.
When it came to college, McCarren decided not to leave his hometown and graduated from the University of Illinois.
McCarren started his football career ever since his college days. He even played as the college team’s captain twice.
However, his official career came into the limelight in 1973. That year he was drafted by Green Bay Packers in round 12 as number 308.
He had a great career with the Packers. McCarren played in the offense in number 54.
He played twelve seasons with them, which had 162 games in total. All of these games were played consecutively, thus earning him the title “Rock”.
Out of these 162 games, McCarren started 154 of them. He was the star of his team with a record of 71-99-5. He even played two National Football League Pro Bowls in 1982 and 1983.
Many times, he lived up to his nickname and made his team win the game. For all of his contributions to the team, he got included in the Packers Hall of Fame in 1922.
The Packers star retired from his extraordinary football career in 1984. After retiring from the game, he started working in the broadcasting sector.
He started his job as a sports anchor in both television and radio in 1988. After a while, he started the popular talk show Larry McCarren’s Locker Room on WFRV-TV during the NFL seasons. It was a fun show where Packers players visited, and they would teach one of their tricks to the audience. If the audience would be able to do it, then they would get the player’s autograph.
McCarren hosted the show with fun. However, he parted ways with WFRV-TV in March 2012. Later his show was renamed Locker Room only, and Burke Griffin and Ahman Green hosted it together.
The former host waited for a whole year before his contract with WFRV-TV was over. Once it was over, he started another show, Packers Live with Larry McCarren, with the same format as the Locker Room.
At the same time, he joined the WGBS as its sports director. After working there for almost two years, in 2015, McCarren resigned from his post. He wanted to focus more on his passion which was Packers football.
He then continued his job as a game analyst and commentator in the Packers Radio Network, which he joined in 1995. Currently, he is also working as an analyst in Milwaukee.
For his extraordinary contribution to sports broadcasting, he was also named the Wisconsin Sportscaster of the Year. The National Sportscaster and Sportswriter Association awarded him with this title four times.
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Health Issue and Accident
In 1980, Mccarren had to undergo hernia surgery. However, he got back on his feet within a short time of three and half weeks and resumed his games.
Just after getting back from his short leave, he started the season opener game.
During one of his games, McCarren also broke his pinky finger on his left hand. His finger got broken so badly that to this day, it stands out as if he is showing the left direction with his hand.
But even after breaking his finger, he went to play eleven consecutive games.