Pat White – Football – West Virginia University Athletics

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’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 … First-Team All-BIG EAST by … 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 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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