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.


43 Responses to Royals Sign Former Dolphins QB Pat White Leave a Reply

  1. YaGottaBelieve11 5 years ago

    No kidding?

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

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

  4. bobrewer 5 years ago

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

  5. bobrewer 5 years ago

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

  6. 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 5 years ago

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

      • BeatEmBucs 5 years ago

        Thanks for being a dbag.

        • Tim Valencia 5 years 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 5 years ago

            I think more people agree with BucsFan. Sorry.

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

          • Dave_Gershman 5 years ago

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

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

          • Dave_Gershman 5 years ago

            You are a funny guy Kevin!

          • strikethree 4 years 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 5 years ago

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

          • Tim Valencia 5 years ago

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

          • Dave_Gershman 5 years ago

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

          • Tim Valencia 5 years 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 5 years ago

            Got me there. So it’s a C/9 and L/9?

        • BaseballFanatic0707 5 years ago

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

    • Tim Valencia 5 years ago

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

    • dee2112 5 years 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!

      • 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 5 years ago

      Geeze how on earth did they mess that up?

  7. jdub220 5 years ago

    Not gonna lie, this is pretty cool.

  8. TheReturnOfMrBlanks 5 years ago

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

  9. Ian_Smell 5 years ago

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

  10. 5_tool_MiLB_fool 5 years ago

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

  11. 5_tool_MiLB_fool 5 years ago

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

  12. Next stop NBA!!

    • Ian_Smell 5 years ago

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

  13. Guest 5 years 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.

  14. PDR297 5 years 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.

  15. shysox 5 years ago

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

  16. shysox 5 years ago

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

  17. Carl06 5 years ago

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

  18. Carl06 5 years ago

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

  19. 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.

  20. dwarfcatt 5 years ago

    Just slot him in at Pitcher and run the Wildcat

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