Pat McAfee is an American sports analyst, professional wrestling color commentator, former football punter and kickoff specialist, and professional wrestler. McAfee is an analyst for ESPN’s College GameDay, a college football television show. He is now signed to WWE, where he performs and acts as a color commentator for the SmackDown brand, although he has taken a leave of absence to focus on his work at ESPN.
McAfee has worked as a football analyst since his retirement from the sport in February 2017. In late 2018, he served as a guest host for Fox Sports’ college and NFL broadcasts before being named to ESPN’s Thursday Night College Football team in July 2019. He also appears on Get Up! on a regular basis. On YouTube, he currently hosts The Pat McAfee Show.
McAfee worked as a guest commentator at WWE’s NXT TakeOver events in 2018 before signing a contract with the company in February 2019. During 2020, he feuded with Adam Cole, making his WWE NXT in-ring debut in a loss to Cole at TakeOver XXX.
Recently, on 7 September 2022, WWE revealed that McAfee would be leaving WWE in the near future to join ESPN full-time.
Pat McAfee Age, Early Life, and Education
McAfee was born on May 2, 1987, in Plum, a Pittsburgh suburb, to Tim and Sally McAfee. He played soccer, volleyball, and football at Plum High School and had a university interest in all three. As a senior, he borrowed $100 from a friend and turned it into $1,400 by playing poker at an illegal club.
As of his parents, he is born to his father Tim Mcafee, and his mother Sally Mcafee. He also has a lovely brother whose name is Jason McAfee.
He utilized the money to pay for a trip to Miami to compete on the last day of a national tournament featuring the greatest field goal kicker prospects in the country. McAfee hit nine straight field goals, beginning at 25 yards and progressing five yards each time. He just missed a 70-yard field goal, missing to the right but with enough space to make it.
After coming home, Tony Gibson, West Virginia’s recruiting coordinator, contacted him in the school’s lunchroom and offered him a scholarship.
|Real Name||Patrick Justin Mcafee|
|Nick Name||Pat Mcafee|
|Profession||Podcaster, Sports Analyst. stand-up comedian, wrestler.|
|Date of Birth||2nd May, 1987|
|Place Of Birth||Plum, Pennsylvania|
|Height||6 feet 1 inch|
|Family||Father – Tim Mcafee
Mother – Sally Mcafee
Brother – Jason Mcafee
|Relationship Status||In a relationship|
|Boyfriend/Girlfriend||Girlfriend (Samantha Lynn)|
|Schooling||Plum High School|
|College||West Virginia University.|
|Hair Color||Not Known|
|Eye Color||Not Known|
|Net Worth||Not Known|
Pat Mcafee Career Highlights
- As a freshman, McAfee secured the starting spot at West Virginia. As a freshman, he went 11-for-18 on field goals and had 70 kickoffs with 20 touchbacks. McAfee’s most notable moment came in a 46-44 triple-overtime victory over Louisville, which came after a successful McAfee onside kick. The onside kick gave running back Steve Slaton a one-yard touchdown run to tie the game.
- Despite defeats to Louisville and USF, the Mountaineers won 10 games and defeated Georgia Tech in the Gator Bowl.
- McAfee began his junior season with a missed extra point against Western Michigan, snapping his 106-game run. He concluded the season with a 2-for-4 performance in the Fiesta Bowl, with one attempt blocked by Oklahoma. Following the bowl season, he was chosen to the ESPN All-Bowl Team.
- McAfee made his college football broadcasting debut on Fox on November 24, 2018, calling a game between Baylor and Texas Tech. McAfee made his NFL broadcasting debut on Fox on December 30th, joining Justin Kutcher, Robert Smith, and sideline reporter Sarah Kustok for the Lions-Packers game.
- On July 29, 2019, ESPN’s Adam Schefter revealed through Twitter that McAfee would be joining the network as a color analyst alongside Matt Hasselbeck for Thursday Night College Football broadcasts. McAfee had auditioned for a spot on ESPN’s Monday Night Football following Jason Witten’s return to the Cowboys, but ESPN elected to keep the booth as-is. McAfee began making frequent appearances on Get Up! and College GameDay the following year, after appearing as a celebrity guest picker on the latter.
- McAfee will return to ESPN in September 2022, it was confirmed. He is a full-time College Gameday analyst. In addition, he will be an analyst for ESPN’s coverage of the Rose Bowl, College Football Playoff, Super Bowl, and Pro Bowl. He will also appear on ESPN during Peyton Manning’s Omaha Productions college football alternate telecasts.
- On March 22, 2009, a month before the NFL Draft, McAfee competed against The WarPig at an IWA East Coast show in South Charleston, West Virginia. WarPig dominated for much of the battle until McAfee stunned him with a low blow and a superkick to secure an upset victory. McAfee was present at an NXT show in Indianapolis in March 2018, where he prevented Adam Cole from winning by disqualification in his match against Aleister Black. McAfee’s attention, on the other hand, provided Black enough time to recover and hit Cole with his finisher, Black Mass.
- McAfee temporarily trained as a professional wrestler with Rip Rogers in June 2017, which was filmed for Barstool Sports.
Professional Wrestling Career
Early Appearances and NXT (2018-2021)
- McAfee began participating as a pre-show analyst on TakeOver events in 2018. Later in the year, he began conducting live watch-alongs of WWE PPVs. The show would feature a number of celebrities. McAfee appeared on numerous shows and events after interacting with Vince McMahon.
- McAfee established a feud with Adam Cole on his radio show. McAfee would subsequently deprive The Undisputed Era of a shot at the NXT Tag Team Championship. McAfee punched Adam Cole and was escorted out of the premises after a few heated exchanges. McAfee lost to Adam Cole at NXT TakeOver XXX, but he garnered multiple compliments for his effort.
- McAfee hired Danny Burch, Oney Lorcan, and Pete Dunn to release The Undisputed Era a month later. Team McAfee was defeated by The Undisputed Era in a War Games match at War Games 2020. Thus, his feud with Adam Cole came to an end.
SmackDown Commentator (2021-present)
- McAfee was appointed as SmackDown’s color commentator with Michael Cole in April. On SmackDown, McAfee is frequently seen jamming to Shinsuke Nakamura’s entrance music. McAfee’s YouTube channel, The Pat McAfee Show, is still active. He defeated Austin Theory in WrestleMania 38. Later, he lost against Vince McMahon.
- McAfee defeated Baron Corbin in a thrilling match at the 2022 SummerSlam.
- On September 7th, WWE revealed that McAfee would be leaving WWE for the near future to join ESPN full-time.
Pat McAfee Wife, Kids and Marriage
McAfee engaged to Samantha Ludy in February 2019 and both got married on August 1, 2020, at Coxhall Gardens in Carmel, Indiana.
Samantha is the owner of “Fur the Brand” and a certified public relations specialist. “Fur the Brand” is a non-profit organization that provides financial assistance to pet owners whose pets have been diagnosed with cancer and require significant veterinarian care.
Pat McAfee Net Worth, Salary and Contracts
Pat McAfee has a net worth of $20 million as a former professional football player, professional wrestler, and podcast presenter.
Pat earned somewhat more than $15 million in salary and bonuses during his tenure. His largest contract occurred in 2014, when he inked a five-year, $14 million deal with a $5 million guarantee. During his first five seasons with the team, he earned roughly $4.7 million.
Pat McAfee Height, Weight and Measurements
He stands a height of 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs 83 kilograms. His hair color is brown, and his eyes are brown. He has a toned physique and short hair. He has a lovely smile and a radiant face.
|Height (approx.)||In Feet Inches: 5′ 8″.
In Meters: 1.73 m.
In Centimeters: 173 cm.
|Weight (approx.)||In Kilograms: 83 kg.
In Pounds: 182 lbs.
|Shoe Size||9 US.|
Unknown Facts ABout Pat McAfee
- McAfee set a Guinness World Record on February 5, 2016, when he successfully kicked a 40-yard field goal while blindfolded.
- McAfee was arrested and charged with public intoxication, a Class B misdemeanor, on October 20, 2010. McAfee was allegedly found shirtless and soaking in a canal in Broad Ripple, a renowned nightclub district in Indianapolis, at around 5:15 a.m. after being reported by a woman who found him near her car.
- McAfee is acquainted with fellow wrestler and former football player Thomas Pestock, better known as Baron Corbin, King Corbin, and Happy Corbin.
- McAfee was promoted to the SmackDown brand as a color commentator opposite Michael Cole as a face on April 16, 2021.
- On September 7th, WWE revealed that McAfee would be taking a temporary leave of absence from WWE for the foreseeable future in order to join ESPN full-time.