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Pat White retires from baseball

Pat White

Pat White has retired — again.

The former Miami Dolphin has retired from baseball, just seven months after signing a contract with the Kansas City Royals.

White left football last Fall after the Dolphins cut him before the season starts.  It’s possible he could get back into football, but it’s unclear if he even wants to.   (Or if any team wants him to.)

The former Mountaineer is an example of how fast things can change.  Just two years ago, he was a favorite among draftniks.  While the Dolphins didn’t seem to need him, a lot of people thought they got a great value taking him in the middle of the second round.

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24 Responses to “Pat White retires from baseball”
  1. jw731 says: Mar 13, 2011 12:07 PM

    While the Dolphins didn’t seem to need him, a lot of people thought they got a great value taking him in the middle of the second round.
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    What people?.Your boss?…Most everyone who has watched at least One NFL game, laughed when they made this pick….

  2. FinFan68 says: Mar 13, 2011 12:07 PM

    Ok…that’s not retiring. It’s called quiting or not being able to produce.

  3. timmit69 says: Mar 13, 2011 12:09 PM

    Who cares

  4. cowboysandhuskers says: Mar 13, 2011 12:13 PM

    What?! You mean a fast quarterback out of a spread or option college team didn’t work in the NFL?!?!

    Thanks NFLPA for the boring offseason…

  5. dolphin80 says: Mar 13, 2011 12:14 PM

    Had he completed his first NFL pass, which should have been a TD, things would have been different. Now, it’s just over. Go back to WVU to coach, announce, or run for city council. Wait..better yet…graduate.

  6. dempsey63 says: Mar 13, 2011 12:16 PM

    Apparently his heart isn’t into baseball and his head isn’t into long bus trips at the minor league level.

    Maybe he should consider humbling himself and coming back to football as a wide receiver.

  7. tom35mt says: Mar 13, 2011 12:33 PM

    I remember the only time I saw him on the field, he got KTFO by Ike taylor and didn’t comeback…ever

  8. mdnittlion says: Mar 13, 2011 12:34 PM

    Come on the guy is the only QB to win 4 bowl games in a row including the Sugar and Fiesta. Which no current guy with a Heisman can say.

    He rewrote all the record books at WVU. And because a bunch of old guys didn’t vote him an ALL American. He’ll never make it into the college hall of fame.

    Cut him some slack the school, fans and so-called analysis got to pick on him for years just let him be.

  9. skinswiz21 says: Mar 13, 2011 12:38 PM

    All of you guys are way off. Pat White is one of the most explosive players in college football history. He never finished with below a 132 passer rating, senior bowl MVP, 6th in NCAA history in QB wins, only quarterback to have started and won 4 consecutive bowl games, his 4,400+ yards rushing are the most among any quarterback in FBS history, and has accounted for 100+ touchdowns, which is a Big East record for any position. (Wikipedia)

    He just never got a shot in Miami … and baseball sucks.

  10. thefiesty1 says: Mar 13, 2011 12:43 PM

    He was probably just bored to death playing baseball. He was a pretty good QB at Pitt. Maybe he’s better suited as a wide receiver in the pros.

  11. shaggytoodle says: Mar 13, 2011 12:55 PM

    mdnittlion says:
    Mar 13, 2011 12:34 PM
    Come on the guy is the only QB to win 4 bowl games in a row including the Sugar and Fiesta. Which no current guy with a Heisman can say.

    He rewrote all the record books at WVU. And because a bunch of old guys didn’t vote him an ALL American. He’ll never make it into the college hall of fame.
    __________________________

    Winning big college games doesn’t always translate to being a good pro, just ask Matt Lienart or Jason White.

    He probably should have tried WR. I hope his scholarship from WVU, does him well as so many of its other past alumi while going foward into the workforce.

  12. facebook.com/joesimmonscomic AKA Slow Joe (Bucs fan) says: Mar 13, 2011 1:21 PM

    I’d like to go ahead and announce that I’m retiring from baseball too.

  13. jerryd1 says: Mar 13, 2011 1:38 PM

    BUST-a-roo. Multi-sport bust & he’s a whiney little thing who wouldn’t try other positions.

    Just another college-star kid who couldn’t play with the big boys and has a BAD Attitude.

  14. chazzmon says: Mar 13, 2011 1:42 PM

    Does this make him available as a replacement scab player in September?

  15. bigbeefyd says: Mar 13, 2011 2:06 PM

    I’m not only retiring from baseball, but also from MMA and inline hockey. And, sadly, I have finally abandoned my life-long dream of a career in adult film entertainment.

  16. granadafan says: Mar 13, 2011 2:15 PM

    Some of you simply don’t get it or understand football very well. You make the very fatal flaw of becoming blinded by stats and ignoring the fact that football is a TEAM game. Being a good college QB in a good system surrounded by superior talent does NOT equal a good QB in the NFL when the opposing D is just as good.

  17. rao50858 says: Mar 13, 2011 2:20 PM

    Mar 13, 2011 12:34 PM
    Come on the guy is the only QB to win 4 bowl games in a row including the Sugar and Fiesta. Which no current guy with a Heisman can say.

    He rewrote all the record books at WVU. And because a bunch of old guys didn’t vote him an ALL American. He’ll never make it into the college hall of fame.

    Cut him some slack the school, fans and so-called analysis got to pick on him for years just let him be.

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    Heisman Trophy winners are in the NFL long before they get a chance to win 4 bowl games.

  18. oldhamletman says: Mar 13, 2011 2:53 PM

    Pat White struggled in the NFL… there were a number of factors in that including some very indecisive QB coaching… but to say that he whined or was not a team player is a major mistake…

    The guy was a shining example of team player and as a person… and I will quote an email that was written by a PATRIOTS fan about him:

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    Hello,

    I am a longtime New England Patriots Season Ticketholder who attended this past Sundays game against the Miami Dolphins. The Patriots held a pregame Veterans Day ceremony honoring veterans from the greater New England area. I am not a veteran but greatly appreciate the men and woman who dedicate their lives to protecting our country.

    As the National Anthem came to a close I told my son to watch to see which of the Patriot Players approached the veterans being honored to thank them for their service. Unfortunately, the Patriots disappointed me. Not one of them acknowledged these men and woman. As the veterans left the field one Miami Dolphin, Pat White, jogged over to them and shook every one of their hands. It was the highlight of the game for me to see there is at least one player in the NFL that understands what these people have given up for us.

    If possible please forward this email to Mr. White thanking him for setting a fine example for my 13 year old son.

    Sincerely,

    Chris Diehl

    Read more: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/rollout/2009/11/patriots-fan-reveals-a-side-of-dolphins-qb-pat-white-you-should-hear.html#ixzz1GVVS30s7

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    In short…. Pat White set the bar…

  19. shaggytoodle says: Mar 13, 2011 3:16 PM

    So hopefully all teams learn that you shouldn’t draft a player for a gimmick offense.

    Every was talking about how GREAT he would be in the wildcat for them, and that was when Miami ran it 10 times a game.

    Now the Phins are going back to the more conventional offense, because I remember when my home team played the Phins I was worried about the wildcat, because it wasn’t something they saw much of if ever.

    They didn’t line up in it at all that game, and seem to continue to get farther away from it.

  20. lionsfan14 says: Mar 13, 2011 3:26 PM

    cant say that after seven months of minor league baseball you can retire, especially with majority of those seven months occuring during the offseason lol. does this mean i retired from high school football after four years? uh no…

  21. thereisalwaysnextyear says: Mar 13, 2011 5:53 PM

    Before the season starts? You mean started?

  22. cup1981 says: Mar 13, 2011 8:44 PM

    thefiesty1 says:
    Mar 13, 2011 12:43 PM
    He was probably just bored to death playing baseball. He was a pretty good QB at Pitt. Maybe he’s better suited as a wide receiver in the pros.

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    Dude, go back to playing Madden or something, you apparently know nothing about football NCAA or NFL.

    Pat White played for WVU, Pitt’s rival.

    He was an above average QB in the NCAA, just was a great athlete.

    He would get broken in half playing WR. He has no clue how to protect his body, especially if a CB can end your career. (Granted Ike Taylor is one of the better tackling CBs in the league)

  23. srosportsblog says: Mar 15, 2011 4:48 PM

    If you don’t know anything about the guy why comment?? first off he went to WVU not hated rival Pitt! and for the guy who said go back to WVU and graduate? you might want to check your facts cause he was here all 4 years and didn’t leave early and did graduate from WVU come on…

    He could make it as a NFL WR easily

  24. bohunter says: May 24, 2011 9:47 PM

    90% of the comments here were made by people who are jelous and probably never played a competitive sport in the lives, or at least if they did their performance was way below average. Most of these comments I suspect were posted by Oklahoma or Georgia fans. Sour grapes. Pat White was, and still is, a better man than most. He was a great college quarterback and given the right opportunity could have and maybe still will make it in the NFL.

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