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Pittsburgh's Own Pat McAfee Signs Broadcast Deal With ESPN

The Plum native and former Colts kicker will offer color commentary during Thursday night college football

July 29, 2019 - 1:27 pm

(93.7 The Fan) - Pittsburgh’s own Pat McAfee has announced he has inked a multi-year deal with ESPN to be a color commentator on the station’s Thursday night college football primetime games starting this season.

The Plum high school alum made the announcement on social media Monday.

In addition to color commentary, the former kicker will also make regular appearances in studio during “Get Up!”

McAfee will also join his old Indianapolis Colts teammate Matt Hasselbeck in the booth along with Adam Amin on play-by-play.

“Fans are about to learn what I have experienced firsthand: Pat is one of the most insightful and entertaining people in the world to watch a football game with,” said Hasselbeck in a statement released by ESPN. “He combines a wealth of on-the-field experience with his natural comedic nature, making him a unique personality that has the ability to captivate an audience. Viewers are in for a treat on Thursday nights and, personally, I can’t wait for the experience of calling games with him.”

The 32-year-old McAfee played eight seasons in the NFL as the Colts placekicker.

He played college football at West Virginia.

In a video posted on Monday, McAfee said he was considering a return to the NFL since retiring in 2017, but his knee started causing him issues.

In addition to his football career McAfee has a popular podcast, has done standup comedy and has done commentating for WWE wrestling events.

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