While Alabama’s quarterback threw for 254 yards and 4 touchdowns in the national championship game, it was his prowess off the field that caught the attention of ESPN play-by-play announcer Brent Musburger.
Cameras spotted AJ McCarron’s girlfriend, Katherine Webb, in the stands and Musburger, 73, suddenly became smitten.
“You quarterbacks, you get all the good-looking women,” Musburger said. “What a beautiful woman.”
“Wow!” analyst Kirk Herbstreit chimed in.
“If you’re a youngster in Alabama, start getting the football out and throw it around the backyard with Pop,” Musberger added.
Webb, who also happens to be Miss Alabama and a student at Auburn, became a sudden Twitter sensation going from about 530 followers to more than 90,000 followers before Alabama scored its 42nd point.
Among @_KatherineWebb new followers was Arizona Cardinals defensive linemen Darnell Docket, who tweeted his phone number to her.
This morning, Docket sent a tweet that included an image of Webb, McCarron and himself with the words:
I was always taught to share your blessings!