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Pat McAfee to Simulcast Six College Football Games for ESPN



Pat McAfee and Peyton Manning

From a punter to a WWE wrestler to a podcast host, what can’t Pat McAfee do? The former Mountaineer continues to add to his resume as he will join Omaha Productions to simulcast six college football games on ESPN2 this season.

McAfee will join his old teammate Peyton Manning on the broadcast, they announced on Thursday. The simulcast will be similar to what Manning has built on Monday Night Football with his brother Eli. The Manning brothers simulcasted the majority of the Monday Night Football games last season, bringing a different vibe to the football broadcast experience. Many celebrity guests would join the pair and make it seem you were watching the game with your friends.

“Peyton, you are the [expletive] man! Thank you for the opportunity, thank you for the business,” McAfee said.

For McAfee, his post-football career has been very successful. McAfee has become one of the biggest faces in sports media with the Pat McAfee Show, as well as his time in WWE.

The Plum, PA, native played at West Virginia from 2005-08 servings as the team’s kicker and punter. In 48 career games for the Mountaineers, McAfee was 99 percent successful in extra point attempts while kicking 73 percent on 79 field goals. McAfee left West Virginia as the program’s all-time leader in points with 384.

McAfee was drafted in the seventh round of the 2009 NFL draft by the Indianapolis Colts. McAfee played for the Colts until 2016, earning two Pro Bowl appearances and a First-Team All-Pro honor in 2014.

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