He was considered a speedy dual offensive threat by the Miami Dolphins, capable of being a huge compliment to their the Wildcat set among other attributes, but all of that went downhill when White’s clock was cleaned in January so bad it left him unconscious, which helped lead to his release by the Dolphins this year.
Now, according to ProFootballTalk.com, White will sign a contract for a Minor league gig with the Kansas City Royals.
Yup that’s right, you’re reading this correctly, White could become a baseball player in the near future.
In 2008, White had considered playing for WVU’s baseball team. In addition to that Pat White was drafted by the Angles (twice 2004 and 2007) and the Reds (2008), but chose football over baseball every single time.
The guy was even drafted by the Yankees at the same time the Dolphins snatched him up.
Can you believe this?
And in case you’re wondering, White actually had some up side as a center fielder, and as a hitter, batting .484 with 12 dingers and 48 ribbies with 26 stolen bases.
Pat White was even considered one of the most polished players at centerfield at that time.
The Royals have always liked hitters who are fast with a high ceiling for base power, and the idea of White playing one day isn’t too far-fetched, considering pro football almost ended his professional sports career.
There have been some rumors about White possibly playing in the UFL, and if White decides once again to go back to football, the Royals are said to be “OK” with it.
But for now, this story has enough interest to make White a curious player to keep an eye on in fantasy baseball moving forward.
But don’t get too excited just yet, he’ll still have to get past top prospect David Lough, amongst a myriad of other hurdles, in order to make the Royals roster.