Patrick Mahomes may have surprised the NFL with his record-breaking season, but Patrick’s family knew there was something special about him from an early age. Patrick threw for 5,097 yards and 50 touchdowns in his first season as the Chiefs starting quarterback.
Patrick’s dad, Pat Mahomes, noted his son has been putting up crazy numbers since high school.
“If you look at it, he’s been doing this exact same thing since he was a starter at Whitehouse, or at Texas Tech,” Pat told The Kansas City Star. “The numbers are pretty much exactly the same. He’s been doing it since he was in the 11th grade.”
Patrick’s mom, Randi Anderson, witnessed her son’s meteoric rise and her one request is for Patrick to stay humble.
“I want him to stay humble; That means a lot to me,” Randi explained to KSHB. “I always encourage him to pray and to thank God for his blessings that he has and his abilities.”
Learn more about the Mahomes family.
1. Patrick’s Father, Pat, Was a Major League Baseball Player, & Patrick Was Selected in the MLB Draft Years Later
One of the things that shortened Patrick’s learning curve in the NFL was his experience learning from his father what life was like as a pro athlete. Pat was drafted by the Twins in the 6th round of the 1988 MLB Draft. Pat played in the majors from 1992 to 2003. Over his 11 seasons, he played for the Minnesota Twins, Boston Red Sox, New York Mets, Texas Rangers, Chicago Cubs and Pittsburgh Pirates.
Pat was a pitcher and went 42-39 over his career playing in over 300 games. He had a 5.47 ERA and threw 452 strikeouts. Pat’s best season came in 1999 with the Mets when he went a perfect 8-0 and made a postseason run. He played in four playoff games before the Mets lost to the Braves in the NLCS.
Like his father, Patrick was also selected in the MLB draft. The Detroit Tigers selected him in the 37th round in 2014 even though Patrick informed teams he had no interest in playing as he focused on football
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