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Report: Pat McAfee to Join ESPN College GameDay on Full-Time Basis

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In the latest chapter in the life of West Virginia football great Pat McAfee, reports suggest the media mogul is taking on yet another major opportunity.

According to what was first reported by the New York Post, McAfee will be joining the ESPN College GameDay crew on a full-time basis starting this coming weekend. This won’t be his first appearance on GameDay, but becoming part of such an iconic brand in college football with so much exposure on a regular basis is certainly another level.

The 35-year-old didn’t 100% confirm the report, but did quote the initial tweet with a message of acknowledgment and in no way denying what was out there.

“It’s an absolute honor 2 have this tweet tweeted about me. GameDay is a show that I’ve been a fan of FOREVER. So many moving parts including real cool conversations w/ the fine folks from WWE..all moved quickly. Will lead show manana w/ all the deets. 🗣 DUMBEST LIFE OF ALL TIME,” McAfee said on Twitter.

There’s no word on what this means for his deal with WWE, one that was supposed to be a full-time gig or even his weekly show that’s broadcast live on YouTube every day during the week.

The Plum, PA, native played at West Virginia from 2005-08 serving as the team’s kicker and punter. In 48 career games for the Mountaineers, McAfee was 99 percent successful in extra point attempts while also making 73 percent of his 79 career 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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Mike Asti is an experienced media personality and journalist with a vast résumé and skillset, most notably with TribLIVE Radio, WPXI and 93.7 The Fan. Asti now serves as the Managing Editor of WV Sports Now, manages and serves as the lead host for Pittsburgh Sports Live and contributes to Steelers Now, Pittsburgh Sports Now and Nittany Sports Now. He also contributes to West Virginia's Metro News among other outlets.

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