If you watched the Miami Dolphins play the Buffalo Bills on yesterday, you definitely did not see Pat White in the famous Wildcat offense formation. The 44th overall pick of the 2009 NFL Draft was waived by the Dolphins on September 4, 2010, just prior to the start of the season. It did not take long for White to find a new team, though. But he is not on an NFL roster. Instead, he is one of the newest additions to the Kansas City Royals farm system.
White was born in Daphne, Alabama and attended Daphne High School, where he played both football and baseball. He won 2 state championships as an outfielder and pitcher for his high school’s baseball team. But he did not play baseball at West Virginia University (because of a lack of African-Americans?) and likely will take a long time to adjust to life as a baseball player. His meager Minor League salary will not compare to the $2.4 million in guaranteed money that he received for signing his original contract with the Dolphins.
As a professional football player, Pat White was signed with the agency Athletes First. It is very likely that White will stick with the company, as Athletes First does have some baseball clients, even though they do not list any on their website.