THE STAR of the Alabama-Notre Dame national title game wasn't wearing a helmet or shoulder pads.
She was sitting in the stands cheering for her boyfriend, AJ McCarron, who quarterbacked the Crimson Tide to a 42-14 win over the Irish.
When ESPN showed Katherine Webb - aka Miss Alabama USA 2012 - sitting next to McCarron's mom during the first quarter it created a tsunami-like wave of reaction.
According to reports, the number of Webb's Twitter followers jumped from about 2,200 to over 160,000. As of Tuesday night, McCarron only had a little more than 116,000.
Among her new followers were Miami Heat forward LeBron James and Arizona Cardinals defensive end Darnell Dockett.