Patrick Lavon Mahomes II is a quarterback for American football side Kansas City Chiefs of the (NFL). The 23-year-old former baseball player is one who has scored for himself some few individual awards and known for his offensive plays, passing touchdowns as well as his Ludacris long throws which has fetched records for yards reached in a season. Mahomes is a young player who is already a superstar and has his award cabinet loaded. We analyze the rise of this young American football star in our Patrick Mahomes biography facts, childhood and personal life.
Patrick Mahomes II Biography Facts
|Full Name:||Patrick Lavon Mahomes II|
|Born:||September 17, 1995 (age 23)|
|Place of Birth:||Tyler, Texas, United States|
|Occupation:||American Football Player|
|Current Team:||Kansas City Chiefs|
|Height:||6 feet 2 inches (187.96cm)|
|Weight:||104 kg (225 lbs)|
|Education:||Whitehouse High School; Texas Tech University|
|Parents:||Pat Mahomes (father); Randi Martin (mother)|
|Siblings:||Jackson Mahomes (brother); Mia Randall (sister)|
|Partner:||Brittany Matthews (girlfriend)|
Patrick Mahomes II Childhood and Early Life
Patrick Mahomes II was born on 17 September 1995 to Pat Mahomes (father) and Randi Martin (mother) at Tyler, Texas. His father Pat used to be a major league baseball player.
Patrick Mahomes II American Football Career
High School Career
Mahomes attended Whitehouse high school, Smith County, Texas. He started as a baseball player in high school and was a top prospect who was thought to be following in his father’s footsteps being that his father played baseball until 2009 after ranking as high as no. 25 in 1992. Mahomes was ranked 419 among prospects in 2014 when he came out of high school and was very passionate about American football even though at the time he could play basketball too.
His father made sure he had no influence in his son’s sports career choice since he observed the kid loved and wanted to play American football. Pat just gave his son all the support he needed even though he could have succeeded in major league baseball as well.
During his senior year in high school, he had an awesome record as an American football player—he had 15 rush touchdowns, 948 rush yards, 50 passing touchdowns, and a whopping 4619 passing yards.
Texas Tech College (2014-2016)
He enrolled at Texas tech university after high school where he was selected for the 2014 Major League Baseball draft by Detroit Tigers, but he didn’t put the pen down on paper with them as he was more interested in football. He was named ‘Male Athlete of the year’ by MaxPreps.
Mahomes jr started out as a backup to Davis Webb in his freshman year, his first game was against Oklahoma State when Webb came off with an injury, Mahomes had a great game. He had his first start in a match against Texas, he had 13 successful of 21 attempted passes with 109 yards in the match. He also played for the school’s baseball team as a relief pitcher.
He started his sophomore year as the starting quarterback. In the first game of the season, he passed 425 yards with four touchdowns in a victory against Sam Houston State University.
Just before the 2016 season, Mahomes made it public that he was quitting baseball to concentrate on football. Patrick Mahomes II smashed NCAA records for a single game offence pocketing 819 yards as well as a 734 passing yards equaling a previous NCAA record and was just one short of the record attempts at 88. The season finished with Mahomes as the leader for yards per game, passing yards and also a total offence, while also being the leader for points and touchdowns. He bagged the Sammy Baugh trophy for being the best college passer.
Mahomes made a public announcement on 3 January 2017 that he would enter NFL draft and forfeit his last college year.
Kansas City Chiefs (2017–date)
Fresh out of College, analysts and scouts had premonitions that he would be a first or second-round pick. During the throwing session at the trials, his passes reached a whopping 60mph becoming the third tie to the NFL record for the fastest pass. 28 NFL teams were present at his pro day, he had 18 closed-door workout and visits which was the record for 2017 prospects. Kansas City Chiefs picked him in the first round, making him the first quarterback they picked in the first round since 1983. Mahomes put pen on paper for the Kansas City Chiefs on 20th July 2017 in a four year deal with $16.42m alongside $10.08m as signing bonus. December 27, he got his first career start in a game against Denver Broncos, which he helped them to win completing most of his passes and making an interception.
On 30th of January 2018, Mahomes became Kansas city starting quarterback. In the first game, he helped his team beat the Los Angeles Chargers. His performance in the game got him named offensive player of the game week by AFC. He went on to break records that include most touchdown passes. He also went on to win most offensive player of the week, becoming one of the players in NFL history to get over 5,000 passing yards in a season, helping the Chiefs to their third consecutive division title. He helped get the team to their first AFC championship after their last in 1993. Mahomes amazing performance for the 2018 season earned him a barrage of awards.
He was in the 2019 Pro Bowl, AFC player of the year, NFL’s most valuable player first time for Kansas City Chiefs.
Some of his records so far include:
- 1st player to throw for above 3,000 yards in his 1st 10 NFL games with 3,185
- Most successful touchdown passes thrown in 1st three career games (10)
- Most successful touchdown passes in the first 2 games of a season (10)
- Most successful touchdown passes in the 1st three games of a season
- Touchdown passes thrown through first 8 career games (22)
- Touchdown passes thrown 1st ten games of a season (31)
Patrick Mahomes Personal life
- Mahomes father, Pat, is a retired pro baseball pitcher who played in the major league baseball.
- His father’s close friend and ex-teammate LaTroy is known as his godfather.
- He is dating Brittany Matthews, a former soccer player and currently a personal fitness trainer. They have known each other since high school.
- He is endorsed by Hunt’s ketchup, Oakley and also Adidas sportswear brand.
Patrick Mahomes Highlights, Achievements and Awards
- NFL Most Valuable Player (2018)
- Pro Bowl (2018)
- First-team All-Pro (2018)
- NFL Offensive Player of the Year (2018)
- NFL passing touchdowns leader (2018)
- Bert Bell Award (2018)
- Sammy Baugh Trophy (2016)
- Second-team All-Big 12 (2016)
- MaxPreps Male Athlete of the Year (2013)
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