INDIANAPOLIS — Former Colt Pat McAfee announced his next big career move Thursday morning: He's joining the WWE.
McAfee retired from the NFL in 2017 to join the sports-content producer, "Barstool Sports."
The 31-year-old called Thursday "a pretty massive day for me" in the Tweet announcing that he was officially a WWE employee.
"A real lifelong dream coming true thanks to @MichaelCole and @TripleH," McAfee said.
Good morning beautiful people.. today's a pretty massive day for me. I can officially say I'm a @WWE employee. A real lifelong dream coming true thanks to @MichaelCole and @TripleH .. This opportunity means the world to me. Let's. Go. pic.twitter.com/H33H8GqwTY
— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) February 7, 2019
In January 2018, McAfee made headlines when he Tweeted at WWE Chairman and Owner Vince McMahon that he'd like to own an XFL team , following the announcement that McMahon was bringing back the XFL in 2020.
The Plum, Pennsylvania native joined the Indianapolis Colts in 2009 as a seventh-round draft pick from West Virginia University.
The two-time Pro Bowl punter is also known for his stand-up comedy and has made a name for himself in Indiana through his philanthropy, especially since his arrest in 2010 for public intoxication.
"It won't happen again. I know that for a fact," McAfee said at the time. "I will never put my team or my family through the embarrassment that has happened."
And he's been clean-cut since. McAfee made his stand-up comedy debut in 2015 when recorded the show "
Pat McAfee: Uncaged.