Did last night’s BCS Championship Game produce the sports world’s next hot couple?
As Alabama QB AJ McCarron and his teammates claimed their second consecutive national title, viewers were introduced to McCarron’s girlfriend (and reigning Miss Alabama pageant queen), Katherine Webb, who instantly caused an uproar off the field, thanks to plenty of camera time and colorful commentary, courtesy of ESPN.
“Wow, you quarterbacks, you get all the good looking women!” college football analyst Brent Musberger quipped. “What a beautiful woman.”
Throughout the night, the 23-year-old Auburn grad (gotta love those SEC rivalries) saw an instant spike in her Twitter follower count — including NBA superstar LeBron James, who later unfollowed Webb, and a shoutout from NFL defensive end Darnell Dockett.
“Aye @_katherinewebb,” he wrote, “hit me (240) 464-4150 when game over, lets go to wing stop then King of diamond,” Dockett Tweeted (the Tweet was eventually deleted).
Until Monday, there hasn’t been this much hype surrounding a college quarterback and his love life, well, since Tim Tebow ended his reign at the University of Florida in 2009 — and we couldn’t help but wonder: Are McCarron and Webb destined to become the next Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady?
While McCarron’s plans to enter the NFL remains unknown, his recent successes are already mirroring Brady’s time at the University of Michigan, where the famed pro QB memorably led the Wolverines to an overtime win against the Crimson Tide during the 1999 Orange Bowl.
As for Webb, only time will tell if she follows a path down the runway, just like the supermodel mom.
One thing remains certain, the couple’s dedication to one another in their newfound fame: “I’m not the jealous type. I know she’s good looking. … I’m the one who’s blessed,” McCarron told Sports Illustrated‘s Andy Staples after the game.
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