Pat McAfee has landed another gig as he has signed a full-time deal with ESPN.
The former NFL punter will help host “College GameDay,” which is a show about college football that airs every Saturday morning during the football season.
The news was first reported by the New York Post. It has since been confirmed by McAfee.
McAfee said today on his podcast/radio show that he will be putting his SmackDown duties on hold during the college football season but he is still part of the WWE family.
McAfee said that he was thinking about doing both gigs at the same time but it’s tough for him to keep up with the travel schedule and WWE suggested for him to take the time away and he could return when the time is right.
“Now one of our guys is on College GameDay,” McAfee said in regards to a text message he got from an “OG” from WWE after praising the company on his show.
Triple H tweeted the following:
@PatMcAfeeShow approached us about his amazing opportunity with College GameDay. We’d never stand in Pat’s way, as he continues to architect his exceptional career. Pat will remain a member of the @WWE Universe and we look forward to his return. #UpToSomethingSZN”