WTHR Channel 13 announced today that Colts Punter Pat McAfee will be joining the station for The Pat McAfee Show on September 27th, 2014 at 7:30pm.
In making the announcement WTHR President and General Manager Larry Delia said, "Pat's passion and enthusiasm for his team and community make him a perfect fit for our station, and we're happy he's chosen to make Channel 13 the new home for his show."
Pat will host the show on Saturday evenings with a studio audience and special guests from the NFL. Pat said, "This is a great opportunity to bring my popular on-line show to a television audience."
McAfee has been a punter for the Indianapolis Colts since 2009. He is one of the franchise's most popular players and recently signed a five-year, $14 million contract with the team. He holds Colts career records in kickoffs, kickoff touchbacks and kickoff yards. In addition to his career records, he ranks fourth in franchise history in punts and punting yards.
Pat's success continues off the field as well. He is the founder and CEO of the Pat McAfee Foundation, providing scholarships and assistance to sons and daughters of the US Military Personnel.
Pat is no stranger to media. He has guest hosted the NFL Network's "NFL AM,"was a special red carpet correspondent for the 2014 ESPN ESPYs, and has more than 200,000 devoted Twitter followers.
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