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Quarterback Guru George Whitfield's Playing Days' Resume Backed Up By Former AFL Starter

If you're a college football quarterback with a chance of playing in the NFL, you've likely trained, or will train, with George Whitfield, the California-based quarterback guru. 

Over the years, Whitfield has worked with the following quarterbacks, among others: Ben Roethlisberger, Cam Newton, Johnny Manziel, Braxton Miller. 

Recently, his resume has been questioned. Has he ever really played football at a high level?

A former Arena Football League quarterback came to Whitfield's aid today, confirming his playing experience. 

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On Tuesday night, Mike Hohensee, who has been in arena football for 28 seasons and was the coach of the Chicago Rush from 2001-08, told FOX Sports he found Whitfield at an open tryout in Pennsylvania. "We had about 250 players come out and he was one of the two players we kept," Hohensee said. "I did coach him. He came to camp. We were loaded at quarterback and he didn't make it."


"He needed to learn the game," the coach said. "That was his first experience with (arena football), so I recommended he play at one of the lower levels. He was a student of the game with a great attitude. He took coaching well and he applied it quickly. He just didn't have the experience. I remember I made a couple of calls for him."

Regardless of Whitfield's playing experience, he seems to be quite the quarterbacks' coach, and that's really all that should matter.