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Pat
White
Class: r-Sr.
Hometown: Daphne, Ala.
Height: 6-1
Weight: 192
Sport: Football
Position: QB

Biography

The nation’s most versatile threat at quarterback ... three-year starter who returns for his final season as the team’s signal caller … will provide leadership to the offense … BIG EAST and WVU career QB rushing leader (3,506) ... previous Bowl Trips: 2005 Gator, 2006 Sugar, 2007 Gator, 2008 Fiesta.

2007 Honors: Tostitos Fiesta Bowl Offensive MVP … named to ESPN.com’s All-Bowl team … finished sixth in the Heisman Trophy balloting … West Virginia Team MVP for second-straight year … named BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Year for the second-straight year … selected first-team BIG EAST all-conference for second-consecutive year … BIG EAST Conference Offensive Player of the Year by rivals.com … First-Team All-BIG EAST by rivals.com … BIG EAST Sportswriters Offensive Player of the Year … BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week three times … WVU Offensive Player of the Week four times … Named as a semifinalist for the O’Brien Award and the Walter Camp Player of the Year Award lists.

2007 (r-Jr.) - Team’s top runner with 1,335 yards on 197 attempts, for a 6.8 average per carry … scored 14 touchdowns rushing with a long run of 64 yards … threw for 1,724 yards on 144-of-216 attempts with 14 touchdowns and four interceptions … long pass completion of 79 yards … has accumulated 3,059 yards of total offense for the season on 413 plays for an average of 235.3 yards per game … responsible for 28 total touchdown rushing or passing … ranked No. 3 in the BIG EAST and No. 26 nationally in rushing … No. 8 in the BIG EAST in passing yards per game … No. 2 in BIG EAST and No. 10 nationally in passing efficiency … No. 5 in the BIG EAST and No. 44 nationally in total offense … tied for No. 5 in BIG EAST in scoring touchdowns and No. 69 nationally … ran for 100 or more yards in four straight games and six overall for the season … scored a rushing touchdown in all but two games and had two or more in four games … Completed 60 percent or more of his passes in all but one game … has thrown for 150 or more yards in four games and thrown two or more touchdowns in six games … scored the winning touchdown on a 50-yard run against Louisville in the last minute of the game … finished with 100 or more yards of all-purpose yardage in four-straight games and six overall.

2006 (r-So.): 2006 West Virginia team MVP ... BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Year ... first team all-BIG EAST, all-ECAC ... Gator Bowl MVP ... one of 18 semifinalists for Davey O’Brien Award ... voted Alabama and West Virginia state athlete of the year ... 10-14 passing for 168 yards and two scores in Friends of Coal Bowl win ... 4-4 passing with 22 yards rushing in a little more than a quarter of action against Eastern Washington ... only had to throw nine times vs. Maryland, completing six for 43 yards, including a five-yard TD to Darius Reynaud ... rushed for 85 yards vs. the Terps, with a long gain of 47 and a one-yard score ... 216 yards passing at East Carolina (17-24, two TDs, three INTs) and rushed for another score ... two rushing scores at Mississippi State ... 6-9 passing vs. the Bulldogs and 76 yards rushing ... rushed for BIG EAST QB record 247 yards vs. Syracuse, with TD runs of 69, 40, 32 and 12 yards ... was fourth best single-game rushing effort in WVU history ... 346 yards total offense vs. the Orange with 12-19 passing for 99 yards ... 102 yards rushing, 156 yards passing in win at Connecticut, with a 45-yard TD run and a 52-yard TD pass to Rayshawn Bolden ... 206 total yards in first half vs. Huskies ... 222 yards passing at Louisville, while rushing for 125 yards and four scores ... 7-13 passing for 98 yards and a 34-yard TD to Brandon Myles; also rushed for 93 yards on 10 carries with two scores against Cincinnati ... one of only eight players in NCAA history to rush and pass for 200 yards in same game, with 220 rushing and 204 passing at Pitt ... scored on TD runs of 64 and 19 and threw TD passes of 67 and 11 to Steve Slaton against the Panthers ... his 424 yards total offense in the “Backyard Brawl” tied Marc Bulger’s school record ... suffered a high ankle sprain against USF, but passed for 178 yards (14-22) and two scores to Myles ... did not play against Rutgers ... fought through injuries to gain 145 yards rushing with a 15-yard score and 131 yards passing with two TD in a remarkable Gator Bowl effort ... BIG EAST player of week: Syracuse, Pitt ... BIG EAST honor roll: Connecticut, Louisville ... offensive champion: Marshall, Mississippi State, Syracuse, Connecticut, Pitt.

2005 (r-Fr.): 2005 ESPN.com all-conference ... first team freshman All-America (The Sporting News, Scout, College Football News), second team (Rivals) ... was the signalcaller for 98 series in 2005 ... ranks second in WVU all-time freshman rushing with 952 yards, seven scores ... 65-114 passing with eight TD, five interceptions in 2005 ... 3-6 passing for 63 yards and 20 yards rushing at Syracuse ... rushed for 107 yards (with a 48-yard TD run) and was 6-10 passing for 82 yards in Wofford win ... 62 yards rushing, 29 passing engineering four fourth-quarter scoring drives at Maryland ... 5-8 passing for 64 yards but two interceptions vs. East Carolina ... played from second quarter on against Virginia Tech after injury to Adam Bednarik, passing 9-11 for 85 yards and two scores and rushing for 44 yards ... engineered the comeback against Louisville, where WVU scored 17 fourth-quarter points and went on to win in three overtimes ... 69 yards rushing and 5-11 passing for 49 yards vs. Louisville ...made first career start vs. Connecticut, rushing for 63 yards with a pair of 14-yard TD runs, and 7-16 passing for 106 yards and a TD toss to Myles ... rushed for 111 yards and passed for 100 and a score in win at Cincinnati ... set a BIG EAST and WVU quarterback rushing record with 220 yards on the ground against Pitt ... had a long gain of 47 and two rushing scores versus Pitt ... previous BIG EAST QB rushing mark: 210 by Virginia Tech’s Michael Vick vs. Boston College (2000) ... previous WVU QB rushing record: 205 by Ted Anderson vs. VMI (1953) ... rushed for 177 yards in win at USF, including TD runs of 65 and 76 yards ... 11-14 passing for 120 yards and a TD in the Sugar Bowl ... also rushed for 77 yards against Georgia ... Offensive Champion: Wofford, Connecticut, Cincinnati ... hammer award: Connecticut ... BIG EAST player of week: Pitt, USF ... BIG EAST honor roll: Wofford, Connecticut, Cincinnati ... Coaches Contribution Award.

2004 (Fr.): did not see varsity action but traveled to help relay signals to the WVU offense.

Prep: finished third in Mr. Football voting by Alabama Sports Writers Association ... rushed for 1,905 yards and 31 touchdowns as a senior at Daphne High; also passed for 1,488 yards (59-118) and 15 scores ... Daphne won 14 straight games before losing the state finals 22-17 ... Class 6-A all-state first team for Coach Steve Savarese ... Super Southeast team and Mobile Register Elite 18 ... 2003 Sideline and 1st-and-10 player of the year ... pitcher/outfielder on two state championship baseball teams ... fourth-round draft pick of Anaheim Angels in 2004.

Personal: birthday is February 25 ... son of Bo and Vonametris White ... majoring in liberal arts studies.


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