AJ McCarron, Katherine Webb Engaged
It's a sad day for Brent Musburger.
Katherine Webb no longer is on the market, as the model now is engaged to former Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron after a long and public relationship.
McCarron won three national championships for the Crimson Tide, two as the starting quarterback, and Webb was Miss Alabama in 2012. In between preparing for the NFL draft and making some significant media rounds, McCarron found time to propose, apparently even designing the engagement ring himself.
Webb announced the development on Twitter on Friday night. Her Twitter account, of course, exploded when Musburger spotted her in the stands during the 2012-13 BCS championship against Notre Dame. His comments on Webb's looks, which some felt went too far, turned out to be a boon for the latter's modeling career. Since then, she's appeared in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition, a Carl's Jr. commercial and more.
Football.com's David Seigerman doesn't have AJ McCarron as part of his two-round mock draft. Most draft analysts project McCarron as the fifth or sixth quarterback taken in May's NFL Draft.
Alabama quarterbacks haven't fared particularly well in the NFL recently. John Parker Wilson floated around a few practice squads before Pittsburgh became the latest franchise to cut him last August. Greg McElroy recently retired from the NFL to accept a job with ESPN's SEC Network.
It's not exactly Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen, but the McCarron-Webb pairing has a chance to become prominent. Webb's modeling career appears like it's here to stay, so if McCarron can become a solid to good NFL starter — against fairly long odds — they'll continue to personify the big-time significance of winning multiple national championships as an Alabama quarterback. Hey, Musburger may have made a good point after all.