Patrick Justin McAfee, better known as Pat McAfee, is a former American football player, wrestler and commentator signed to WWE, where he plays the role of commentator on SmackDown.
McAfee played his entire career for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League.
After four seasons as an All-American at West Virginia University as punter, Pat McAfee was drafted in the seventh round of the 2009 Draft Lottery by the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League. In 2011, he averaged 46.6 yards per punt, improving on 48.2 the following year.
In 2014, McAfee was named the Most Valuable Player of the American Football Conference's special teams due to the best punt average (45.6 yards), touchbacks (24) and onside kicks (2) in the league; at the end of the season he was selected to his first Pro Bowl and named to the First Team All-Pro.
In 2016, after eight seasons with the Colts, McAfee announced his retirement from football due to chronic knee injuries.
April 7, 2018 Pat McAfee first appeared in World Wrestling Entertainment as an analyst at the TakeOver New Orleans pre-show; he subsequently continued to headline other NXT special events, including TakeOver Chicago and TakeOver Brooklyn. On April 7, 2019 he was one of the two hosts, along with Charly Caruso, of the pre-show of WrestleMania 35, the most important WWE event of the year.
McAfee made his first appearance as a wrestler on the August 5, 2020 episode of NXT when he attacked Adam Cole after a heated verbal confrontation.