Patrick Justin McAfee aka Pat MaAfee is an American sports analyst, professional wrestling color commentator, professional wrestler, and former football punter and kickoff specialist. He is an analyst for ESPN’s College Gameday, a television program covering college football.
He is signed to WWE, where he performs and serves as a color commentator for the Smackdown brand, but has taken a temporary leave to focus on his work at ESPN.
Pat’s Early Life and Education
McAfee was born to Tim and Sally McAfee on May 2, 1987, in Plum, a suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He attended Plum High School, playing soccer, volleyball, and football, and received collegiate interest in all three.
He was very good at playing football and has scored many goals from long range and close range too. After returning home from Miami, he was approached in the school’s lunchroom by Tony Gibson, West Virginia’s recruiting coordinator, who offered him a scholarship.
Pat’s Professional Career
McAfee was invited to the 2009 Senior Bowl in Alabama, joining mountaineers Pat White and Ellis Lankster. He started the Senior Bowl as the South team’s Kicker. He has team workouts with the Indianapolis Colts, Dallas Cowboys, and New England Patriots, all as a kicker.
Then later, McAfee was drafted in the seventh round with the 222nd overall pick in the 2009 NFL Draft by the Indianapolis Colts. He has played eight seasons and took a rest for a while. During the 2020 NFL season, despite being out of the NFL for four years, fans began making a push for McAfee to come out of retirement to play for his hometown Pittsburgh Steelers, who struggled with their punting during the season.
Pat’s Social Conscience
The Pat McAfee Foundation is a non-profit organization with the goal of providing assistance for the sons and daughters of military personnel. McAfee worked closely with his Father, Tim McAfee, to establish the foundation.
In 2020, he donated 200K Dollars to the Barstool Fund. And in 2021, he donated over 6 million Dollars to various causes. He also runs a foundation with his wife, Samantha, known as “Fur The Brand” which helps the cost of animal surgeries.
Pat’s Personal Life
McAfee became engaged to his girlfriend, Samantha Ludy, in February 2019. The two were married on August 1, 2020, at Coxhall Gardens in Carmel, Indiana.
On February 5, 2016, McAfee became a Guinness World Record holder by successfully kicking a 40-yard field goal while blindfolded.
Pat’s Net Worth
Pat McAfee has earned an estimated total career income of 40Million USD. He has earned from his Football career and he signed the deal with FanDuel. Although he has earned a lot of money, he never stopped donating. He donated to various organizations and has two foundations of himself.
Pat McAfee on Social Media
He is a retired professional athlete. He has a big fan following. Pat has many followers on his social media. He has 1.2 Million+ followers on his Instagram. Pat has 2.5 Million+ followers on Twitter. He has 611K+ followers on Facebook.