Pat White has already shown off some impressive acting skills on the football field, as you know if you remember his deception and control running Rich Rodriguez's spread option in West Virginia's mid-Aughts salad days.
But with his football career over, now White will have to show that those skills can translate to being in front of the camera. The West Virginia MetroNews reported Sunday that White has announced that he has elected to retire from sports entirely and will be pursuing an acting career.
“I'll be taking some workshops and I've got to work on some headshots,” White said. “Those will be coming up here soon.”
As that quote would indicate, White has a long way to go to turn his acting interest into a viable career, and faces the same long odds than any aspiring actor faces when it comes to earning a living wage. But as he pointed out to the MetroNews, he's faced long odds before.
“Hard work pays off,” White said. “If you see it and believe it, it can happen. As a team, I've been fortunate enough to be a part of that when I was here at West Virginia. Miami was a different story (in the NFL), I don't know if they saw it. But here in Morgantown, we believed and we showed it every time we went out on the field.”
And hey, if any of his auditions involve hilarious impressions of stadium-noise (Pitt) panthers, he's got that down ... wait for it ... pat:
(Here's one more clip, for no reason other than "Damn, Pat White was awesome": seven minutes of 30-plus-yard Pat White touchdown runs:)
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