College GameDay Football Contributor
Former college quarterback George Whitfield, who has worked with many of today’s top NFL quarterback, joined ESPN’s College GameDay Built by The Home Depot in 2013 as a contributor to the show. Whitfield, known for his expertise on the quarterback position, adds weekly commentary about the top players in the game.
Most recently during the summer of 2014, Whitfield joined the NFL’s San Francisco 49ers coaching internship program that included work at the team’s mandatory minicamp and all of training camp.
In 2006, Whitfield established Whitfield Athletix, a specialized quarterback training academy based out of San Diego. Whitfield has trained and developed many top quarterbacks, producing 80-plus in the college ranks. Clients include Heisman Trophy winners Cam Newton and Johnny Manziel, plus Donovan McNabb, Ben Roethlisberger, Andrew Luck. Over the last two off-seasons, he trained over 30 BCS starting quarterbacks, and three of the last four years, he developed a first-round quarterback. Whitfield has been an Elite 11 coach since 2011.
Whitfield played quarterback at Youngstown State University under Jim Tressel for two seasons before transferring to Division II Tiffin University to play for head coach Bob Wolfe. Between 1997 and 2000, Whitfield became the university’s all-time leading passer, with 368 completions for 4,391 yards and 31 touchdowns. He currently stands third in the categories.
After college Whitfield pursued a career as an Arena Football League quarterback with the Louisville Fire in 2004, and also time with the Chicago Rush. While with Louisville, he was named the MVP of the International Game vs. Japan.
A native of Massillon, Ohio, Whitfield graduated from in 2001 from Tiffin with a bachelor’s degree in political science.