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Pat White, Former West Virginia Football Star, Quits Baseball

Former West Virginia quarterback Pat White, who already has an NFL career behind him, has retired from baseball as well.

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White was a WVU quarterback from 2005 to 2008, and was the MVP of three straight bowl games for the Mountaineers. He was selected 44th overall in the 2009 NFL Draft by the Miami Dolphins, but he played sparingly and was cut at the beginning of the 2010 season.

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From there, White signed a minor-league deal with baseball's Kansas City Royals as an outfielder. He had been a good baseball prospect in high school, and the Angels had drafted him in the fourth round in 2004, but he stuck with football. He didn't play baseball at WVU, but other major league teams kept calling, as he was drafted by the Angels (again), Reds and Yankees from 2007 to 2009.

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After linking up with the Royals, White participated in instructional leagues last fall, but he didn't report to Spring Training, and now he's done.

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Here's a good article on White's baseball career.

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