NFL quarterback who was selected 10th overall in the 2017 NFL Draft by the Kansas City Chiefs and became the team's starting quarterback in 2018. He was named NFL MVP after throwing for over 5,000 yards and 50 touchdowns in 2018.
He played football, basketball and baseball at Whitehouse High School. He once threw a 16 strikeout no-hitter in senior year. He was the Maxpreps Male Athlete of the Year for 2013-2014. He was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 37th round of the 2014 MLB Draft, but did not sign.
He was a Sammy Baugh Trophy recipient in 2016 as the quarterback of the Texas Tech Red Raiders. He set the NCAA record for single-game yards of total offense with 819 in 2016, and tied a single-game passing yardage record that same game with 734.
His father Pat Mahomes played in the MLB from 1992 to 2003.
He was coached by Kliff Kingsbury as a member of the Texas Tech Red Raiders.