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Pat McAfee Nearly Suited up for Syracuse?

Courtesy of WVU Athletics

Last week, Colin Cowherd was discussing Packers Quarterback Aaron Rodgers, as he often does. While doing so he invoked Rodgers‚Äô good friend Pat McAfee, who hosts a SiriusXM show that the Green Bay Quarterback often joins. Cowherd made a comment about McAfee‚Äôs weak questions. Basically making the point that Rodgers enjoys the show because he knows McAfee won‚Äôt be coming at him with hard-hitting questions. 

McAfee responded on his show, and in doing so mentioned that he came close suiting up for Syracuse back in the day, rather than West Virginia.

‚ÄúI took a visit [to Syracuse], went home, chose not to do it…played there, actually, first game I ever played…noon kickoff on ABC [West Virginia] at Syracuse.‚Äù

In his Junior season at West Virginia, McAfee was named a semi-finalist for the Lou Groza award and in his senior season was named a finalist for the Ray Guy award, losing to Matt Fodge of Oklahoma State.

McAfee retired from football young. At the age of 29 he cited knee injuries as the main cause for his departure from the sport. 

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