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Pat White will take part in West Virginia pro day

A healthy number of the 32 NFL teams figure to be in Morgantown, West Virginia on March 14 to check out quarterback Geno Smith at the University of West Virginia pro day.

They’ll be able to see another quarterback work out while they’re there. Former Dolphins second-round pick and former West Virginia star Pat White will also be taking part in the showcase as part of the comeback attempt he announced last month.

The word on White’s involvement comes from his quarterback coach George Whitfield. Whitfield tweeted out some pictures of White working out, Matt Hinton of pointed us in the right direction, in advance of what Whitfield calls his “relaunch.” Whitfield praised his pupil for making a “seamless transition” back to football, something the scouts will judge for themselves soon enough.

You wouldn’t expect Whitfield to say anything else since he’s the confident fellow who thinks he can make Tim Tebow a viable starting quarterback. Whitfield helped prepare Cam Newton and Andrew Luck for the draft and has also worked with Ben Roethlisberger in recent years. That doesn’t mean White’s any better prepared to be an NFL quarterback now than he was coming out of West Virginia, but he’s getting the right help in his effort.

Should White’s comeback effort fall short, he may have a fallback option in his previous fallback option of baseball. The Marlins offered him a minor league contract last month.

Photo via Whitfield’s Twitter account.

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7 Responses to “Pat White will take part in West Virginia pro day”
  1. ctiggs says: Feb 27, 2013 5:56 PM

    Why is white trying to show up his fellow WVU alum?

  2. medialovesthecowboys says: Feb 27, 2013 5:59 PM

    I realize Pat White is a mediocre player. But how cool would it be to be this guy. Did a stint in the NFL, and now has a shot at Baseball. All in south Florida mind you. If you can’t parlay that exposure into wealth, you suck at life.

  3. chipwade says: Feb 27, 2013 6:12 PM

    New 49ers backup to the backup’s backup QB.

  4. bobby2478 says: Feb 27, 2013 6:13 PM

    White was always a heck of an athlete. I’m surprised no one has taken a flier on him with what minimal salary he’d require. Use him on special teams or even running the scout team to prepare for facing a Read option QB like Kaepernick or Wilson (like the Ravens did last year with Dixon).

    I’ll be really surprised if no one gives this guy so much as a look. He’s athletic and he’ll be cheap, and all teams are looking for cheap athletic players in this day and age.

  5. annes22 says: Feb 27, 2013 6:46 PM

    Pat White was not very good with the Dolphins, why does he think it’s going to work this time around??

  6. indywilson40 says: Feb 27, 2013 6:54 PM

    Old School.

  7. brohamma says: Feb 27, 2013 6:56 PM

    Pat White.. oh man!

    I hear that name and have to laugh at how New England setup the Fish in that draft.

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