Pat White seeks to convince NFL scouts that he can quarterback in the pros
MOBILE – Pat White wants to prove he belongs.
It’s an odd statement, considering the production of the former Daphne High standout at West Virginia.
His 35 career victories rank in the top six in NCAA annals. His 4,658 rushing yards are an NCAA record. Ditto, his 4-0 mark as a starting quarterback in bowl games and his three consecutive bowl MVP trophies. He is a shoo-in for the College Football Hall of Fame.
Yet a few miles from where White was reared, he’s starting over at the Under Armour Senior Bowl, trying to prove he’s more than a great athlete.
He wants to prove he’s a quarterback – an NFL quarterback.
“I see myself being a quarterback,” White responded when asked what other position he could play in professional football. “That’s who I am.”
At West Virginia, White helped turn the Mountaineers into a national power. Running former coach Rich Rodriguez’s spread offense, White ran a fast-break attack out of the shotgun and proved as dangerous on the run as when he took to the air.