Overview
Patrick White is a quarterback for the Miami Dolphins, who selected him with the 44th overall pick in the second round of the 2009 NFL Draft. White played four seasons at West Virginia, where he became the only quarterback in NCAA history to start and win four bowl games. White is listed at 6-feet tall and 190 pounds.
Prep Career
While at Daphne High School (AL), White played both baseball and basketball. On the baseball diamond, White was a pitcher and outfielder. He was a fourth-round selection of the Anaheim Angels in 2004. He was also selected by the Angels in the 27th round in 2007 and by the Reds in the 49th round in 2008. According to Rivals.com, White was the 55th-ranked athlete in 2004. He finished third in the Mr. Football voting in Alabama following his senior year.
Freshman Year
White redshirted in 2004 at West Virginia. In 2005 he took over as the Mountaineers' starting quarterback, a position he held throughout his four years in Morgantown. He began his freshman season sharing the starting job with Adam Bednarik, but took over full-time after Bednarik was hurt against Louisville. He started the rest of the season and led West Virginia to the Big East title, and a Sugar Bowl victory against Georgia.
Sophomore Year
As a sophomore, White was named the Big East Offensive Player of the Year, throwing for 1,655 yards and 13 touchdowns, while adding 1,219 yards and 18 touchdowns on the ground. His 18 rushing touchdowns in 2006 were the most among quarterbacks and were tied for fifth in the nation among all FBS players.
Junior Year
White continued to be one of the most versatile threats in the nation in 2007, throwing for a career-high 1,724 yards while rushing for a career-best 1,335. He had 14 passing touchdowns and 14 rushing touchdowns, leading West Virginia to a Big East Championship and earning his second straight Big East Offensive Player of the Year honor. White had West Virginia on the verge of the national championship game, but suffered a thumb injury in the regular season finale against Pittsburgh, limiting his effectiveness and allowing the Panthers to pull off the upset. White was healthy for West Virginia's appearance in the Fiesta Bowl, where he earned MVP honors after throwing for 176 yards and rushing for 150 in a win against Oklahoma.
Senior Year
White again increased his passing totals in 2008, throwing for 1,842 yards and 21 touchdowns. His rushing numbers were down; he only posted 974 yards and 8 touchdowns, failing to crack the 1,000-yard or 10-touchdown marks for the first time since his freshman season. He was a first team All-Big East selection for the second straight year. In his final college game, the Meineke Car Care Bowl, White had his best game as a passer, throwing for 332 yards and three touchdowns while completing 26 of his 32 attempts. He also ran the ball 21 times for 55 yards, earning game MVP honors.

White closed out his college career as the only quarterback in FBS history to start and win four bowl games. He also set the FBS record for career rushing yards by a quarterback (4,480 yards).

Following his senior year, White competed in the 2009 Senior Bowl, where he won game MVP honors. He passed for 95 yards and a touchdown and added 31 rushing yards on three attempts.
NFL Career
White, who had been projected as a wide receiver in the NFL, told scouts at the NFL Scouting Combine that he would work out at wide receiver drills at West Virginia's pro day. However, he changed his mind on that decision, working out only as a quarterback.

White was drafted in the second round (44th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft by the Miami Dolphins. Before the 2009 season, White signed a four-year contract with Miami. White played quarterback for the Dolphins as a rookie, though most of his plays came out of Miami's Wildcat formation. As a rookie, White saw action in 13 games, rushing 21 times for 81 yards. He was 0-for-5 passing. White's most extensive action came in Miami's regular season finale against the Steelers, when he replaced the injured Chad Henne, before suffering a concussion. He was in a helmet-to-helmet collision with Ike Taylor, and had to be carted off the field.
Personal
White's older brother, Bo, is an assistant coach at Bluffton University. His younger brother, Coley, is a quarterback at West Virginia.
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