Pat White Switches Career Paths, Signs With Kansas City Royals

Danny DolphinAnalyst ISeptember 10, 2010

ATLANTA - SEPTEMBER 13:  Backup quarterback Pat White #6 of the Miami Dolphins against the Atlanta Falcons at Georgia Dome on September 13, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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Pat White has a chance to resurrect his career, on the baseball diamond.

Pat White just signed a contract with Kansas City. Not the Chiefs, the Royals.

In what has been a disappointing professional football career, White has opted to give baseball a shot. He signed a minor league contract with the Royals today after no NFL team decided to pick up the free-agent quarterback after getting released by the Dolphins last week.

White was drafted in the fourth round out of high school by the Anaheim Angels back in 2004, but instead decided to play college football at West Virginia. White batted .487 his senior season in high school with a .974 slugging percentage. He was named second-team High School All-American by Baseball America. Obviously he’s an incredible athlete.

White has received nothing but criticism since being selected by Miami 44th overall in the 2009 NFL draft. He struggled with his accuracy in limited game action last season. He’s also very undersized for the quarterback position at maybe six feet tall and around 200 pounds.

If he made it to the big leagues it would a be a great story and a happy ending to what’s been thus far a disappointing professional career.