Katherine Webb's web fame after ESPN spotlight

Katherine Webb's web fame after ESPN spotlight

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Katherine Webb's web fame after ESPN spotlight

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by Kevin Dolak

ABC NEWS

Posted on January 8, 2013 at 12:19 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jan 9 at 6:55 AM

(ABC NEWS) -- Katherine Webb, Miss Alabama 2012 and girlfriend of University of Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron, is enjoying the spotlight following a brief moment on camera during Monday night’s BCS National Championship game.

While Alabama led Notre Dame 14-0 with 4:22 left in the first quarter Monday night, ESPN commentator Brent Musburger chose to once again comment on a beautiful woman in the stands to keep the audience entertained. This time, it was Webb, and the audience certainly took notice.

“You see that lovely lady there, she does go to Auburn, but she’s also Miss Alabama and that’s AJ McCarron’s girlfriend,” he said. “You quarterbacks, you get all the good looking women.

“What a beautiful woman. Wow. If you’re a youngster in Alabama, start getting the football out and throw it around the back yard with pops!” he told viewers.

Fellow ESPN commentator Kirk Herbstreit quipped: “AJ’s doing some things right.”

Since last night, Webb has landed an additional 90,000 Twitter followers, and shot to the top of Google trends.

As she was admired by the night’s ESPN commentators, Webb stood next to Dee Dee Bonner — her boyfriend’s mom.

Webb, who won Miss Alabama 2012, did not acknowledge the camera time on her Twitter feed, instead congratulating Alabama on their win. Many others, however, did not let the moment go unnoticed.

Donte Stallworth, wide receiver for the New England Patriots, soon tweeted, “And now ‘AJ McCarrons’ is trending number one right now…not because of his play but because of his ol lady…. And Brent Musburger.”

Yahoo! Sports writer Jeff Passan tweeted, “Sources: A.J. McCarron’s girlfriend to seek restraining order from Brent Musburger at halftime.”

ESPN fans may remember a similar moment seven years ago when the camera lingered on a cheering Florida State student Jenn Sterger – she of the Brett Favre sexting scandal – and said, “1500 red-blooded Americans just decided to apply to Florida State.”


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