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Patrick Mahomes II was born on September 17, 1995, in Tyler, Texas, to Randi and Patrick Mahomes Sr. He grew up with his siblings, Jackson and Mia. His father was a former Major League Baseball pitcher who played for the Minnesota Twins, Boston Red Sox, New York Mets, Texas Rangers, Chicago Cubs, and Pittsburg Pirates. His mother worked as a teacher. As a child, Mahomes was passionate about both baseball and football.
Mahomes’ dad, Pat, is a former MLB pitcher who was selected in the sixth round of the 1992 draft by the Minnesota Twins and played 11 seasons in the majors. He then became a coach at Texas Tech, his alma mater, where he coached Mahomes for two seasons.
Pat’s father, Jack Sr., was also a baseball player. He was drafted by the Washington Senators in 1967 but never made it to the majors.
Pat’s mother, Randi Martin, was a high school basketball star who played at the University of Texas-El Paso.
Mahomes’ high school career
In high school, Mahomes was a three-sport athlete, playing football, basketball, and baseball. He played football as a quarterback and defensive back for Whitehouse High School. As a senior in 2012, he led his team to a 15–0 record and the Class 4A Division I State Championship while passing for 4,619 yards with 50 touchdowns and 5 interceptions. He was named the Texas Associated Press Sports Editors’ Offensive Player of the Year and District 16-4A MVP that season. In basketball, he averaged 15.0 points per game as a junior. In baseball as a sophomore, he hit .390 with seven home runs, 29 RBIs and 10 stolen bases while being named first team All-District as an infielder.
Mahomes’ College Career
Patrick Mahomes played college football for Texas Tech. As a freshman, he was backup to Davis Webb. He became the starter his sophomore year. That year, he set an NCAA single-season record with 5,052 passing yards.
In his three years as the starter at Texas Tech, Patrick Mahomes put up some of the most mind-boggling passing numbers in the history of college football. He threw for 11,252 yards and 93 touchdowns in his career, becoming just the fifth player in FBS history to throw for over 10,000 yards and the only player with over 10,000 passing yards and 1,000 rushing yards in a career. His 12,566 total yards of offense is also a school record.
During his two years as a starter at Texas Tech, Mahomes amassed 5,052 passing yards and 41 touchdowns. He also ran for 12 touchdowns. As a result of his on-field performance, Mahomes was awarded the Sammy Baugh Trophy as the nation’s top collegiate passer in 2016 and was a finalist for the Manning Award in 2016. He was also named First Team All-Big 12 by the conference’s coaches in 2015 and 2016.
Mahomes’ NFL Career
PatrickMahomesis an American football quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Texas Tech, where he was a two-time first-team All-Big 12 selection. Following his sophomore year, he quit college to pursue a professional career. The Chiefs selected Mahomes in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft.
Mahomes played in his first NFL game on September 7, 2017, against the New England Patriots. He became the Chiefs’ full-time starting quarterback in 2018 and led the team to a 12–4 record and their first AFC Championship Game appearance in 25 years. In 2019, he led the Chiefs to a Super Bowl victory over the San Francisco 49ers. During the game, he threw for 286 yards and two touchdowns, earning him Super Bowl MVP honors.
In just his second season in the NFL, Mahomes became the youngest player to ever throw for over 5,000 yards in a single season. He was also the first player in NFL history to have at least 50 touchdown passes and 5,000 passing yards in a single season. In recognition of his outstanding 2018 season, Mahomes was named the NFL’s Most Valuable Player and Offensive Player of the Year. He was also named to the All-Pro First Team as well as the Pro Bowl.