Patrick Lavon Mahomes II is an American football quarterback for the National Football League’s (NFL) Kansas City Chiefs.
The 25-year-old Super Bowl champion has scored a couple of individual awards.
He is known for his offensive plays, passing touchdowns, and Ludacris long throws, which have fetched records for yards reached in a season.
We analyze this young American football star’s profile and rise in this Patrick Mahomes biography facts, childhood, career, and personal life.
Patrick Mahomes II Biography Facts, Age, Nickname, Family
|Full Name:||Patrick Lavon Mahomes II|
|Date of Birth:||September 17, 1995 (age 25 years)|
|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 Story & 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.
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 #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 he could play basketball.
His father made sure he did not influence 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 knowing he could have succeeded in professional 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 4,619 passing yards.
Patrick Mahomes II College Career
Texas Tech College (2014–2016)
Mahomes enrolled at Texas tech university after high school.
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 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, and 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 that match.
Mahomes 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.
Mahomes smashed NCAA records for a single game offense pocketing 819 yards and 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 total offense, 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 3rd January 2017 that he would enter the NFL draft and forfeited his last college year.
Patrick Mahomes II Professional/NFL Career
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 Mahomes in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft, 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 valued at $16.42m alongside $10.08m as signing bonus.
On December 27, he got his first career start in a game against Denver Broncos.
He helped his team to win, completed most of his passes, and made an interception.
On the 30th of January 2018, Mahomes became Kansas City’s 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 week by AFC.
He went on to break records that include most touchdown passes.
Mahomes 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, including the NFL MVP award.
Mahomes was named to the 2019 Pro Bowl.
He also earned the AFC player of the year and NFL’s Most Valuable Player awards — first time for a Kansas City Chiefs’ player.
Following his amazing exploits in the 2019 Pro Bowl, Patrick Mahomes continued in incredible form as he led the Kansas City Chiefs to the Super Bowl LIV.
In the tense game against the San Francisco 49ers, Patrick Mahomes once again came out in classic style as he helped his side pull an inspirational 20—31 win over 49ers.
He earned the NFL Super Bowl MVP, making him the first NFL quarterback under the age of 25 to claim the Super Bowl MVP award.
In the 2020 season, Mahomes signed a $477 million 10-year contract extension with the Chiefs, including $26 million in bonuses, making the deal a total of $503 million.
He displayed exceptional performances, finishing the 2020 season with 38 touchdowns, 4,740 passing yards, and 6 interceptions.
Mahomes led his team to a 38-24 victory in the AFC Championship game against the Buffalo Bills, securing their second successive Super Bowl appearance.
He also became the youngest NFL quarterback to start in three consecutive AFC Championships.
Some of Mahomes franchise and NFL records include:
- Most consecutive 300-plus passing yard games (8, tie)
- Consecutive double-digit deficits overcome, and playoffs (6)
- Fastest player to reach 10,000 career passing yards (34 games)
- Fastest player to reach 100 career touchdowns (40 games)
- Career quarterback rating of 1,500 minimum attempts (110.7)
- Career passing yards per game of 1,500 minimum attempts (307.6)
- Most touchdown passes by a player thrown in a game (6 in 2018, tie – Len Dawson)
- Most touchdown passes thrown in a season (50 in 2018)
- Most passing yards by a player in a season (5,097 in 2018)
Patrick Mahomes Highlights, Achievements & Awards
- Super Bowl champion (LIV)
- Super Bowl MVP (LIV)
- NFL Most Valuable Player (2018)
- NFL Offensive Player of the Year (2018)
- First-team All-Pro (2018)
- Second-team All-Pro (2020)
- 3-times Pro Bowl (2018–2020)
- NFL passing touchdowns leader (2018)
- Sportsperson of the Year by Sports Illustrated (2020)
- Bert Bell Award (2018)
- Sammy Baugh Trophy (2016)
- Second-team All-Big 12 (2016)
- FBS passing yards leader (2016)
- MaxPreps Male Athlete of the Year (2013)
Patrick Mahomes Personal life
Mahomes’ father, Pat, is a retired pro baseball pitcher who played in Major League Baseball.
His father’s close friend and ex-teammate LaTroy Hawkins is known as his godfather.
Mahomes has been in a relationship with his long time girlfriend Brittany Matthews.
She is a former soccer player and currently a personal fitness trainer.
They have known each other since their early high school days.
Mahomes proposed to his sweetheart Brittany Matthews on September 1, 2020 in Arrowhead Stadium, the day he received his Super Bowl Championship ring.
The happy couple are expecting their first child, a baby girl.
Mahomes is a christian.
Following his NFL MVP award win in 2018, Mahomes began receiving several endorsement deals from top brands, including Adidas.
Mahomes, who was named the cover for the Madden NFL 20 video game edition, became the first player in the history of the Kansas City Chiefs to be named the video game’s cover athlete.
He was named to the 2020 “Time 100” most influential people.
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