List of Famous people named Pat
Patrick Justin McAfee is an American sports analyst, journalist, podcaster, professional wrestler and former American football punter and kickoff specialist. In December 2018, it was reported that he had signed a multi-year contract with WWE, and officially signed the contract in February 2019. He currently is wrestling for WWE on their NXT brand. He was a placekicker at West Virginia and was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the seventh round of the 2009 NFL Draft. Over his eight-year career in the National Football League (NFL), McAfee made two Pro Bowls and was an All-Pro in 2014.
Patricia Mae Giraldo, known professionally as Pat Benatar, is an American rock singer-songwriter and four-time Grammy Award winner. In the United States, she has had two multi-Platinum albums, five Platinum albums, and 15 Billboard Top 40 singles, while in Canada she had eight straight Platinum albums.
Patrick Lavon Mahomes Sr. is an American former professional baseball pitcher. He played in Major League Baseball from 1992 to 2003 for the Minnesota Twins, Boston Red Sox, New York Mets, Texas Rangers, Chicago Cubs, and Pittsburgh Pirates. He also pitched in two seasons in Nippon Professional Baseball, 1997 and 1998, for the Yokohama Bay Stars. He most recently played for the Grand Prairie Air Hogs of the independent American Association in 2009. He is the father of Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes. He is a member of the Sioux Falls Canaries Hall of Fame.
Patrick James Cummins is an Australian international cricketer who is currently the vice-captain of the Australia national team in all formats. He is a fast bowler and a capable lower-order right-handed batsman, and plays domestic cricket for New South Wales.
Pat Sajak is an American television personality and game show host. He is best known as the host of the American television game show Wheel of Fortune. For his work on Wheel, Sajak has received 19 nominations for the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Game Show Host, winning three times.
Patrick Joseph Barry is a former American mixed martial artist and kickboxer who competed as a heavyweight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He is particularly known for his low kicks.
Patrick John Freiermuth is an American football tight end for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Penn State and was drafted by the Steelers in the second round of the 2021 NFL Draft.
Patrick James Riley is an American professional basketball executive and a former coach and player in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He has been the team president of the Miami Heat since 1995, and he also served as the team's head coach from 1995 to 2003 and again from 2005 to 2008. As a player, he played for the Lakers' championship team in 1972. Regarded as one of the greatest NBA coaches of all time, Riley has won five NBA championships as a head coach, including four with the Los Angeles Lakers during their Showtime era in the 1980s and one with the Heat in 2006.
Pat Patterson was a Canadian–American professional wrestler, widely known for his long tenure in the professional wrestling promotion WWE, first as a wrestler, then as a creative consultant and producer.
Patrick Carl Shurmur is an American football coach who is the offensive coordinator for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League (NFL). A 32-year coaching veteran, Shurmur has 21 seasons of NFL experience, including the last 11 years as a head coach or offensive coordinator. Shurmur has four years of experience as a head coach, working in that role with the New York Giants from 2018–2019 and with the Cleveland Browns from 2011–2012. He also served as interim head coach for Philadelphia Eagles at the end of the 2015 season. He has been an offensive coordinator for seven seasons, previously coaching in that role with the Minnesota Vikings (2016–2017), Philadelphia Eagles (2013–2015) and the St. Louis Rams (2009–2010).