The American football star Patrick Mahomes II has joined the long list of players making the waves in the National Football League (NFL). The quarterback is currently associated with the Kansas City Chiefs and was drafted in 2017. Amazingly, the player came from a lineage of athletic stars, his dad Pat Mahomes is a renowned baseball pitcher who competed in the Major League Baseball for eleven professional seasons. The promising quarterback finished his college career with the Red Raiders football team of Texas Tech University. Read on
Patrick Mahomes II Bio
Patrick Lavon Mahomes II was born on the 17th day of September 1995 in Tyler City of Texas in the United States. He was born to American parents Randi and her husband Pat Mahomes. He spent his childhood in Whitehouse, Texas where he attended Whitehouse High School. Coming from a family well grounded in sports, Patrick was among the best athletes during his days at Whitehouse High. In addition to football, he also took part in other sports such as basketball and baseball. Notably, he had a total of 50 touchdowns and 4,619 yards in his senior year.
At the end of his senior year, Patrick Mahomes II was named MaxPreps Male Athlete of the Year. He was branded three-star recruit by Rivals and other sports websites. For his college career, Patrick chose to attend Texas Tech University. Joining the Red Raiders in 2014, Patrick started his college career serving as a backup to Davis Webb. He played a total of seven games for the Raiders making four interceptions, 16 touchdowns and covering 1,547 passing yards. His wonderful impact on the team earned him the starting shirt in his sophomore year. He ended the sophomore season with a record of 15 interceptions, 36 touchdowns, and 4,653 passing yards.
The quarterback also combined his football career with that of baseball and entering his junior year, he decided to focus only on football. He showed massive improvement in his balling skills; thus ending his college career with an excellent record. He made ten interceptions, scored 41 touchdowns, and covered 5,052 passing yards in 2016. As a result of his performances, Patrick won the Sammy Baugh Trophy and also got American All-Academic 2nd team honors. The quarterback announced that he would forgo the remainder of his college season while joining the NFL draft.
The football quarterback was chosen in the first round of the 2017 NFL draft by the Kansas City Chiefs. He was the tenth player to be drafted overall and the first quarterback to make a team’s list. Patrick penned down a four-year rookie contract worth $26.42 million including a signing bonus of $10.08 million with the Chiefs. He began his professional career playing as a backup to Alex Smith and never got much playing time. His only appearance as a rookie was in their week 17 win over the Denver Broncos. He made one interception while making 35 passes for 284 yards in the game.
Prior to the inception of the 2018 season, Alex Smith was traded to the Washington Redskins; hence, Patrick Mahomes II was made the starting quarterback for the Chiefs. Since then, the player has given nothing less than the best. So far, he has been experiencing a burgeoning season with the Chiefs and has made a total of 45 touchdowns, 12 interceptions, and has completed 4,827 yards as of week 15 of the 2018 season.
Family Life: Parents (Mom and Dad)
Like we stated earlier, Patrick Mahomes II was born to American parents Pat Mahomes and his wife Randi. His father is a former professional baseball pitcher who completed an eleven-year stint in the Major League Baseball before his retirement in 2003. He began his professional career journey when he was selected by the Minnesota Twins in the 6th round of the 1988 MLB draft. His father has always wanted Patrick to trail the same path as he did; nevertheless, the young lad appears to have fallen in love with football. When he was much younger, Patrick fielded Balls for Derek Jeter and equally learned to bat along with Alex Rodriguez.
Amazingly, the quarterback isn’t the only child of his parents; Patrick has two younger siblings a brother named Jackson and sister named Mia Mahomes. Jackson is also an athlete and he plays basketball at Whitehouse High School with his high school career ending in 2018. Mia, who is the baby of the house, is currently in elementary school. Despite the fact that Patrick’s parents are not together anymore, the duo raised their kids together and Patrick’s success is a good sign to show for it.
Who is His Girlfriend or Wife and Daughter?
While there have been a lot of changes in Patrick’s life, there are some other things that have remained constant and that includes his girlfriend. The quarterback has been in a relationship with a gorgeous lady named Brittany Matthews. The pair has been together since their high school days and their love for sports has been a greater part of their relationship.
Interestingly, while Patrick played football at the Texas Tech University, Brittany, on the other hand, was a part of the University of Texas female soccer team. She is equally a personal trainer and the number one fan of her man Patrick. The lovebirds are not married yet and they don’t have a daughter or other kids. Although marriage might be somewhere on their list, the couple is currently focused on reaching the peak of their respective careers.