(NEW YORK) — 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 commented on a beautiful woman in the stands, 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 its 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.”
“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,” said ESPN vice president of communications Mike Soltys.
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