Neither professional football or baseball worked out for ex-West Virginia QB Pat White. That’s why he will now reportedly turn to acting. Yes, really.
“I’ll be taking some workshops and I’ve got to work on some headshots,” White told the West Virginia Metro News, which reported the news Saturday. “Those will be coming up here soon.”
The report also said that he signed a contract recently for professional representation as he embarks on the new career.
White, still just 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 last 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 but that didn’t work out as he was cut by the UFL’s Virginia Destroyers last fall. White was perhaps the most-decorated and beloved quarterback in WVU history.
Football players making the transition to acting normally doesn’t end well, as Brian Bosworth and Howie Long can attest. But we sure hope it works out for White, who has fallen completely off the map just three years after being a high NFL draft pick. Pat White profile