Former West Virginia star quarterback Pat White was released by the UFL’s Virginia Destroyers last September as his comeback to professional football fell flat. He hasn’t been able to make it in either pro football or baseball since starring at West Virginia.
Despite that, White has continued as a presence in the West Virginia community. Click here for a recent story from The Charleston (WV) Gazette, which detailed White’s dedication to pushing an anti-bullying message. He joined a winner of the NBC show “America’s Got Talent” in a speech to Charleston, WV, elementary school kids.
White, 25, was a second-round pick of the Miami Dolphins in 2009. He played one season with the Dolphins before he was cut and signed a minor-league baseball contract with the Kansas City Royals in September of 2010.
He announced his retirement from the diamond prior to the 2011 baseball season and tried to make his way back in football. He was perhaps the most-decorated and beloved quarterback in WVU history.
The look back at White is part of West Virginia week at Lost Lettermen, as our Who’s Hot? and Featured Video sections will be all Mountaineers, all the time for the next five days. Pat White profile