Top 10 Surprising Patrick Mahomes Facts
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10 Surprising Facts About Patrick Mahomes
It’s no secret that Patrick Mahomes is a football superstar and on pace to become a Hall of Famer. As a kid born in Texas, he was always around athletes and he played a multitude of sports in high school. Here’s a list of the top 10 surprising Patrick Mahomes facts we discovered:
First Chiefs Player on The Cover of Madden
Since the beginning of the popular football video game Madden NFL numerous stars of the game and legends have made the cover. During these times, many players from the Chiefs were quite good, but none of them achieved this honour. Mahomes brought a Super Bowl to the franchise and won MVP and was rewarded with the Madden ’20 cover. The only Chiefs player ever to accomplish this.
Mahomes Played Basketball, Football, and Baseball in High School
As a high school athlete you don’t get better than Patrick Mahomes. He was a three-sport athlete in high school playing baseball, basketball, and football. All these sports helped him be the football player he is today.
His father was an MLB Player
Patrick Mahomes Sr. was an MLB pitcher who played seven years in the big leagues for 6 different teams. He was a right-handed reliever for the Twins, the Red Sox, the Mets, the Rangers, the Cubs, and the Pirates.
Mahomes was Drafted in the MLB
Patrick Mahomes, then 19 years old, was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 37th round of the 2014 MLB Draft. However, he committed to playing football at Texas Tech University instead. Nonetheless, one of the scouts in the Tigers organization said that Mahomes was one of the best athletes he’s ever seen in Texas. He even threw a no-hitter in High School, striking out 16 batters. The Tigers also tweeted as a joke that they were the first one to draft Mahomes after his Super Bowl win against the 49ers.
First Player to Start a Game in the Super Bowl from Texas
As surprising as it may sound, no quarterback from a four year Texas University started in a Super Bowl before Mahomes in 2020. Mahomes, who played for Texas Tech during his college years, started Super Bowl LIV for the Kansas Chiefs.
Patrick Mahomes Loves Ketchup
All superstars players have a few strange habits. For Mahomes, it’s his love for ketchup. In fact, he loves ketchup so much that he signed a deal with Hunt’s ketchup. He even puts ketchup on steaks and macaroni and cheese. This one of the stranger Patrick Mahomes facts we discovered!
His Father Named him “Showtime”
Patrick Mahomes has been given many nicknames now that he is an NFL star, but the one he prefers came from his family when he was a kid. His father nicknamed him “Showtime” and it’s Mahomes’ favourite to this day.
Mahomes is Tied for the Fastest Pass Thrown at the Combine
Coming out of Texas Tech University, we all knew that Mahomes had a cannon arm and that’s one of the reasons why the Chiefs traded up to get him in 2017. He showed his arm talent during the combine; one of his throws was clocked at 60 mph, tied for the combine record.
Mahomes is the Youngest Player to Throw 6 TDs in a Game
At 22 years and 364 days, one day before his 23rd birthday, Mahomes threw six touchdowns passes in a victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers. He is the youngest player in NFL history to achieve this milestone. It came in a close game with the Chiefs winning 43-37 over the Steelers at Heinz Field.
He is the Only Player to Throw for 5000 yards in College and NFL
Out of all the great quarterbacks of all time, Mahomes is the first ever to throw for 5000 yards in both college and the NFL. In college, Mahomes threw for 5052 yards and 53 passing touchdowns. In the NFL, he threw for 5097 yards and 50 touchdowns. This is very impressive considering he did that in only his first season as a full-time starter in the NFL after spending his rookie year behind Alex Smith.
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