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Katherine Webb and AJ McCarron met over Twitter

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Twitter has become an interesting storyline surrounding the relationship between beauty queen Katherine Webb and quarterback AJ McCarron. Webb’s following on the social media service exploded Monday night, leaving McCarron stunned. She was followed by LeBron James, and hit on by athletes like Aaron Murray and Darnell Dockett. But did you know that Twitter is also the way Webb and McCarron met?

Webb has conducted several interviews ever since her popularity exploded on Monday night thanks to ESPN making her a focus during the BCS National Championship Game. In an interview with Carol Robinson for AL.com, Webb shared the story of how her relationship with McCarron developed, and she revealed that it all began over the social media network.

Webb told Robinson that the two first connected when they were tagged in a tweet by a mutual friend. Webb, who was Miss Alabama USA in 2012, says she did not know who McCarron was at the time.

“I had no idea who AJ was. But I thought he was cute,” Webb told AL.com.

McCarron started following Webb on Twitter, and she followed him back. The two exchanged phone numbers and began to text. Webb then watched McCarron play in the SEC Championship Game, and they met the following weekend when he showed up to a beauty pageant where she gave up her Miss Alabama crown.

“It was kind of cool,” Webb said. “I didn’t know he was coming until about an hour before. The first time I ever saw him, I was walking out on stage and he was on the front row. I was like, ‘Oh Lord.’”

Things moved quickly from that point on. Webb attended McCarron’s graduation in Tuscaloosa the following weekend where she met his family. He met her family the next weekend over Christmas break, which is when the first photo of the two was taken.

Webb is so serious about the relationship she says she is willing to move from Los Angeles, where she was pursuing a modeling career, back to Alabama to be with McCarron.

Though Webb didn’t mind the attention she received from ESPN announcer Brent Musburger and actually defended him, she is bothered by the people hitting on her and not respecting her relationship with McCarron.

“I’ve been getting weird tweets from guys since the game,” she told AL.com. “I really want to tweet back and say, ‘Why are you tweeting me? Don’t you know I am in a relationship?’”

Yes, I’m pretty sure that message was for you, Darnell Dockett.

Photo credit: Twitter/Katherine Webb

ESPN apologizes for Brent Musbuger gushing over Katherine Webb

katherine webb espnESPN was busy issuing statements on Tuesday. First the network announced that Rob Parker was fired for his RG3 comments, and then they apologized for announcer Brent Musburger drooling over Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron’s girlfriend.

ESPN flashed to a shot of McCarron’s girlfriend, Katherine Webb, during the first quarter of the BCS National Championship Game Monday. Musburger and broadcast partner Kirk Herbstreit began gushing over Webb.

“You see that lovely lady there? She’s Miss Alabama, and that’s AJ McCarron’s girlfriend,” said Musburger. “Wow, I’m telling you, you quarterbacks, you get all the good-looking women. What a beautiful woman, wow, whoa!

“If you’re a youngster in Alabama, start getting the football out and throw it around the backyard with pops,” Musburger joked.

ESPN and many others didn’t find the comments too amusing. ESPN PR rep Mike Soltys issued the following statement:

“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.”

Webb found the praise to be complimentary.

“It was kind of nice,” Webb told The Associated Press on Tuesday. “I didn’t look at it as creepy at all. For a woman to be called beautiful, I don’t see how that’s an issue.”

Webb is a certified beauty queen, so it’s most peoples’ opinion that she is attractive. Still, Musburger was so over-the-top with his comments that many people found the 73-year-old’s words to be excessive and creepy. That’s why ESPN apologized.

AJ McCarron’s girlfriend Katherine Webb steals the show

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AJ McCarron played the game of his life to help Alabama crush Notre Dame 42-14 to win its second straight national championship and third in four years, but somehow it was his girlfriend, Katherine Webb, who stole the show on Monday night.

The Internet was first introduced to Webb around Christmas when she tweeted a photo of herself and McCarron together for the holiday. The photo sparked speculation that the two were dating. McCarron later confirmed to the media that Webb was his girlfriend, and it wasn’t long before we found out a few details about the young lady.

Webb graduated from rival school Auburn in 2011. She was crowned Miss Alabama USA a year later.

Webb headed to Miami to support her boyfriend during the BCS National Championship Game, but she had no clue what awaited her on Monday night.

With just over four minutes left in the first quarter and Alabama up 14-0, ESPN flashed to a shot of Webb in the stands along with McCarron’s mother, Dee Dee Bonner. All it took was 30 seconds on camera for Webb’s life to permanently change.

ESPN announcers Brent Musburger and Kirk Herbstreit began drooling over the beauty queen:

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Darnell Dockett hits on AJ McCarron’s girlfriend over Twitter, tweets his phone number

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Darnell Dockett was among the millions of viewers infatuated with A.J. McCarron’s girlfriend during the BCS National Championship Game on Monday. The Arizona Cardinals defensive lineman even attempted to hit on Katherine Webb via Twitter, inviting her to go to Wing Stop and King of Diamonds:

Dockett then claimed he accidentally tweeted his phone number in what he intended to be a direct message to her:

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Brent Musburger drools over AJ McCarron’s girlfriend (Video)

Brent Musburger may be 73 years old, but he’s not too old to recognize a hot young lady when he sees one. The ESPN announcer and his broadcasting partner, Kirk Herbstreit, absolutely drooled over Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron’s girlfriend, Katherine Webb, when the young lady was shown on TV late in the first quarter of the BCS National Championship Game. The two were also quite impressed with McCarron’s mother, Dee Dee Bonner.

Musburger didn’t offer up a line quite as memorable as his “1,500 red-blooded Americans just decided to apply to Florida State,” but the whole conversation was pretty funny.

“You quarterbacks, you get all the good-looking women,” mused Musburger. “So if you’re a youngster in Alabama, start getting the football around and throwing it around the back yard.”

There actually is some precedent with Musburger reacting to attractive ladies in the stands. Remember the time he discovered Jenn Sterger and the Florida State cowgirls?

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AJ McCarron confirms Katherine Webb is his girlfriend

A.J. McCarron confirmed in the last few days that Katherine Webb is his girlfriend, making him exactly what we figured — one of the luckiest guys around.

Word emerged a few weeks ago that the two appeared to be dating. Most of the hints came from Webb’s Twitter account. The Auburn graduate and Miss Alabama even talked about trading in the Tigers for the Crimson Tide. The two spent time together over the holidays, and McCarron even fielded a few questions about her during media days before the BCS National Championship Game.

“I’m definitely blessed to have that opportunity,” McCarron said. “She’s a great girl.”

McCarron found it odd that his personal life had become public information.

“It’s a little insane for me just because it’s a relationship, but it’s the way the media is today, I guess.”

Yup, that’s the way it is these days, especially when you’re openly tweeting about everything and giving clues to the whole world. The good news for him is that a hot girl actually found his chest tattoo bearable. Here’s a look at the AJ McCarron tattoo that has everyone talking, in case you haven’t seen it.

Below is a photo of AJ McCarron and girlfriend Katherine Webb together:

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A.J. McCarron dating Miss Alabama Katherine Webb?

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Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron seems to be doing quite well for himself. Not only does he have the Crimson Tide in the BCS National Championship Game, but he also seems to have snagged a lovely lady in the meantime.

McCarron appears to be dating a young woman named Katherine Webb, who was Miss Alabama 2012. The two have been exchanging playful tweets for the past month, and Webb shared the above picture of the two together on Christmas Eve.

According to her profile on the Miss Universe website, Webb is a graduate of Auburn University. That probably won’t sit too well with most Crimson Tide fans.

Busted Coverage, which put it together that McCarron and Webb are dating, dug up a tweet Webb sent last month that makes it seem like she has switched allegiances.

McCarron and Webb spending the holidays together? That’s pretty serious.

Nicely done, A.J., we definitely approve. This certainly puts McCarron neck-and-neck with Johnny Manziel in the girlfriend department.

Photo credit: Twitter/Katherine Webb