Godlike Yale Boy Chooses Football Over Rhodes Scholarship As World Watches


Have you been following the saga of Patrick Witt, the most perfect college student in the United States? Witt, class of ’12, is a gentleman athlete and scholar who has been faced with a difficult situation: do a Rhodes Scholarship or play quarterback in the annual Harvard-Yale game?

It’s been a torturous period but the decision is made: Witt has decided in favor of the football game.

According to the Yale Daily News:

Witt officially announced on Sunday that he had withdrawn his application for the Rhodes Scholarship, giving him one last chance at beating Yale’s archrival. If he had chosen to stay in the running for the Rhodes, Witt would have had to travel to Emory University in Atlanta for the interview, which was to begin at 8 a.m., just four hours before the Bulldogs’ kickoff against the Crimson at noon in New Haven.

“I will be playing in the Yale-Harvard game this Saturday,” Witt said in an official press release. . “My focus this week is solely on preparing for The Game alongside my teammates and coaches.”

Witt told the News he is declining all interview requests this week.

So cagey. Embargo or no, we’re doing our best to speak with Witt because this is important stuff.

Did you know Witt also dabbled in journalism? It’s true: check out his archives at the Yale Daily News. Sample clips include “Biotech a tough business” and “ICE CREAM.”

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