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WVU in the NFL: White, 15 other 'Eers make final rosters

Written by Stephen J. Nesbitt on .

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Pat White is finally and officially back in the NFL.

White was 13-for-22 passing with one interception and added seven rushes for 20 yards and a touchdown in the Washington Redskins' 30-12 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to close the preseason. The former West Virginia quarterback was named to the Redskins' final 53-man roster as a fourth quarterback alongside Robert Griffin III, Kirk Cousins and Rex Grossman.

While the Mountaineers' sure look like they could use White back at quarterback in Morgantown these days, it's good to see success once again follow White, who was out of the NFL after his rookie season three years ago.

White's main mistake this weekend was an interception thrown to -- who else? -- former Mountaineer linebacker Najee Goode.

That's it for our main peg of Week 4. Slow, slow week on the NFL front, if you don't count Tim Tebow getting cut. 

News and Notes

• Three former Mountaineers were cut this week: LB Najee Goode (Tampa Bay), C Joe Madsen (PIT) and DB Kent Richardson (CLE).

• In total, 16 former West Virginia players made 53-man rosters. A 17th man, LB Terence Garvin, was named to the Pittsburgh Steelers' practice squad. 

Preseason Week 4  

• T. Austin: Three catches for 26 yards, fumbled the ball away on his first catch — STL 24, DEN 21.

• S. Bailey: Two catches for 38 yards — STL 24, DEN 21.

• D. Barclay: Recorded no statistics — KC 30, GB 8.

• S. Capers: Recorded no statistics — NE 28, NYG 20.

• T. Garvin: Five tackles — CAR 25, PIT 10.

• B. Irvin: Four tackles and a sack — SEA 22, OAK 6.

• W. Johnson: Recorded no statistics — CAR 25, PIT 10.

• A. Jones: Recorded no statistics — CIN 27, IND 10.

• E. Lankster: Recorded no statistics — NYJ 27, PHI 10.

• P. McAfee: Four punts for an average of 41.0 yards, one inside the 20 — CIN 27, IND 10.

• R. Mundy: One tackle — NE 28, NYG 20.

• C. Neild: Recorded no statistics — WAS 30, TB 12.

• D. Reynaud: Eleven carries for 56 yards — MIN 24, TEN 23.

• G. Smith: Recorded no statistics — NYJ 27, PHI 10.

• K. Tandy: Two tackles — WAS 30, TB 12.

• J. Thomas: Two tackles, one sack — CLE 18, CHI 16.

• P. White: 13-for-22 passing, one interception. Seven rushes for 20 yards and a touchdown — WAS 30, TB 12.

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