Who Is Miss Alabama Katherine Webb, AJ McCarron’s Girlfriend? [PHOTOS AND VIDEO]
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Who Is Katherine Webb, AJ McCarron’s Girlfriend? [PHOTOS AND VIDEO]
Alabama crushed Notre Dame, 42-14, on Monday night to win its third BCS championship in the last four years. The Crimson Tide got out to a quick 28-0 lead against one of the top defenses in the country and never looked back.
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With the game already in hand, commentator Brent Musberger began obsessing over Katherine Webb, who was shown in the stadium cheering on her quarterback boyfriend.
"You quarterbacks, you get all the good-looking women," Musburger said on the broadcast, per Yahoo! Sports. "What a beautiful woman."
"If you're a youngster in Alabama, start getting the football out and throw it around the backyard with pops," he added, per Huffington Post.
AJ McCarron's girlfriend quickly became an Internet celebrity. Sporting News reports that Webb had around 2,000 Twitter followers before Monday night's game. As of 9 a.m. ET on Tuesday, she had over 120,000 followers. Even Miami Heat star LeBron James briefly joined in on the following fun before eventually un-following Katherine Webb.
"Say you swear," McCarron said to a reporter after finding about the LeBron James follow. "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."
Another athlete apparently also tried to hook up with AJ McCarron's girlfriend. According to USA Today, Arizona Cardinals defensive tackle Darnell Dockett tweeted his phone number at Webb and asked her to go to a strip club with him. He later deleted the tweet and wrote that it was intended to be a private message.
Katherine Webb is a former Miss Alabama USA who attended Auburn University, the arch-rival of McCarron's Alabama. In fact, some even felt that she may have tried to sabotage McCarron's chances of winning a second straight national title. She had to confirm to the Ledger-Enquirer that football is "just a game" and that she was not trying to hurt her boyfriend's game in any way.
"When you're a representative of the whole state, you have to kind of bypass your own feelings and love everyone," Webb said at the time.
The Ledger-Enquirer reports that the couple talked to each other through Twitter but did not meet until the 2012 Miss Alabama USA pageant, where McCarron sat in the front row. She later advanced to the 2012 Miss USA pageant, where she placed in the top 10.
Katherine Webb is not the only sports girlfriend to make news as of late. As we previously reported, New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow made headlines late last year when word got out that he was dating actress Camilla Belle. The duo then split a few months later.
You can watch Brent Musberger's discussion of Katherine Webb in the video below. And scroll through our slideshow to see pictures of AJ McCarron's girlfriend as well.