Royals Sign Former Dolphins QB Pat White

Pat White is hoping to follow in Bo Jackson's footsteps in more ways than one. Jackson, perhaps the greatest two-sport star of all time, suited up for the Royals and White Sox, a former Miami Dolphins quarterback, is hoping to do the same. The Royals announced that they signed White, a 24-year-old outfielder, to a minor league deal.

The Royals say they are aware that “the NFL may be an option” for White. The Angels selected him in the fourth round of the 2004 draft, but White chose to go to the University of West Virginia on a football scholarship. The Reds and Yankees drafted White in 2008 and 2009, respectively, so he has drawn interest from many MLB teams. White ran for 81 yards in his rookie season last year, but didn't complete any of the five passes he attempted. The Dolphins released him this week.


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43 Comments on "Royals Sign Former Dolphins QB Pat White"


YaGottaBelieve11
4 years 11 months ago

No kidding?

4 years 11 months ago

He was drafted four times..turned down multi-million dollar contracts…no surprise here.

4 years 11 months ago

He was drafted four times..turned down multi-million dollar contracts…no surprise here.

bobrewer
4 years 11 months ago

Nuts. Had no idea he played baseball. I wonder how much he’s played since high school.

bobrewer
4 years 11 months ago

Nuts. Had no idea he played baseball. I wonder how much he’s played since high school.

4 years 11 months ago

Please get your facts straight. Pat White went to West Virginia University as did I. There is no such place as the University of West Virginia.

Tim Valencia
4 years 11 months ago

thanks for informing everyone that you attended West Virginia University I am sure we all have more respect for you now.

BeatEmBucs
4 years 11 months ago

Thanks for being a dbag.

Tim Valencia
4 years 11 months ago

I would say the person who feels the need to clarify a normal name mistake and adds in that he attended the university (possibly with Pat White). And by the looks of it, it seems people agree with me

breakz
4 years 11 months ago

I think more people agree with BucsFan. Sorry.

4 years 11 months ago

Doesn’t seem like it, considering the 20+ likes. I personally loved Tim’s comments. lol

Dave_Gershman
4 years 11 months ago

I can’t believe 4 people liked that comment because it’s clear that Tim has 44 likes against 12.

4 years 11 months ago

(I was one of those because I missed the reply button. Whoops)

Dave_Gershman
4 years 11 months ago

You are a funny guy Kevin!

strikethree
4 years 5 months ago

Yeah, that happens way too often. There should be an option to take a like back… it looks stupid if some guy calls you a dbag and you accidentally click the like button. (especially if your name comes up in the likes section)

Backup_Slider
4 years 11 months ago

I wonder what the replies would have been like if you had mentioned inbreeding and/or corncob pipes?

Tim Valencia
4 years 11 months ago

Meh that seems a lil lowbrow, I tend to follow 2 rules, no Bum smack and no inbred smack.

Dave_Gershman
4 years 11 months ago

Timmy, you’re really starting to get higher in the likes standings…No way you catch me anytime soon though!

Tim Valencia
4 years 11 months ago

just looking at it i will more or less go with my ratio of likes to comments. trying to make what i say actually be important.

Dave_Gershman
4 years 11 months ago

Got me there. So it’s a C/9 and L/9?

BaseballFanatic0707
4 years 11 months ago

Because it’s not dbagish to take exception to someone saying UWV instead of WVU. God forbid that.

Tim Valencia
4 years 11 months ago

thanks for informing everyone that you attended West Virginia University I am sure we all have more respect for you now.

dee2112
4 years 11 months ago

Actually, thanks for clarifying that it is West Virginia University! Love Pat White; as he is a very talented young man with a great deal of integrity to pass up money in order to play for the Mountaineers. A lot of WVU players have been multi-talented! If you know any history you will remember that James Jett won gold in Barcelona (track & field), Darrell Whitmore also played in the major leagues…….I could go on and on. Pat White is an asset to any team. Simply stated, Dolphins lost out, not Pat White…good kids in the NFL are hard to find…..they lost talent, brains, and a kind person!

4 years 11 months ago

so they should have kept a guy who cant compete at that level(in their opinion) just because he is a swell person? well golly gee

moonraker45
4 years 11 months ago

Geeze how on earth did they mess that up?

jdub220
4 years 11 months ago

Not gonna lie, this is pretty cool.

TheReturnOfMrBlanks
4 years 11 months ago

Cool, wish more guys would play 2 sports.. and I hope he makes it back to the NFL

Ian_Smell
4 years 11 months ago

I remember when he got rocked against the Steelers. It’d be cool if he could turn out to be good at baseball.

5_tool_MiLB_fool
4 years 11 months ago

i couldn’t believe my eyes when i saw this…they are dialated now

5_tool_MiLB_fool
4 years 11 months ago

i couldn’t believe my eyes when i saw this…they are dialated now

4 years 11 months ago

Next stop NBA!!

Ian_Smell
4 years 11 months ago

This made me laugh uncontrollably. I don’t know why.

Guest
4 years 11 months ago

I thought the Yankees still had his rights?

Whatever, hopefully the Royals got something good, he was legit nasty at baseball in HS before he focused on football.

PDR297
4 years 11 months ago

I suddenly have wild and unrealistic expectations for him in which the only reasonable way to showcase his story is through a blockbuster movie.

shysox
4 years 11 months ago

And the white sox fail to get him, ho hum.

4 years 11 months ago

He isn’t Cuban. Swing and a miss….

shysox
4 years 11 months ago

And the white sox fail to get him, ho hum.

Carl06
4 years 11 months ago

Anybody know what position he plays? I’d guess outfield from his tools, but I haven’t heard anything for certain.

twenty1thirteen
4 years 11 months ago

Says outfield in the post.

Carl06
4 years 11 months ago

I could swear that wasn’t there a minute ago. Thanks.

Carl06
4 years 11 months ago

Anybody know what position he plays? I’d guess outfield from his tools, but I haven’t heard anything for certain.

4 years 11 months ago

I could easily see Pat White as an outfielder, I’m just scared that in some games he will forget he’s playing baseball and try to throw a hail mary to the catcher.

dwarfcatt
4 years 11 months ago

Just slot him in at Pitcher and run the Wildcat