Patrick Justin McAfee (/ˈmækəfiː/ MA-kə-fee; born May 2, 1987) is an American sports analyst, professional wrestling color commentator, and former football punter and kickoff specialist. McAfee is an analyst on ESPN's College GameDay, a television program covering college football. He is currently signed to WWE, where he performs and serves as a color commentator for the SmackDown brand.
He was a placekicker at West Virginia and drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the seventh round of the 2009 NFL Draft and played in the Super Bowl his rookie year in a loss to the New Orleans Saints. Over his eight-year career in the National Football League (NFL), McAfee made two Pro Bowls and was an All-Pro in 2014.
Since his retirement from football in February 2017, McAfee has been a football analyst. He was a guest host for Fox Sports' college and NFL broadcasts in late 2018, before being announced as part of ESPN's Thursday Night College Football team in July 2019. In addition, he makes regular appearances for Get Up!. He currently presents The Pat McAfee Show on YouTube.
McAfee served as a guest commentator for WWE's NXT TakeOver events in 2018, before signing a contract with the promotion in February 2019. During 2020, he feuded with Adam Cole, making his WWE NXT in-ring debut at TakeOver XXX in a loss to Cole.