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Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes to Be Inducted into Texas Tech Hall of Fame, Ring of Honor

Adam WellsAugust 21, 2022

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Patrick Mahomes is adding more accolades to his already impressive list of accomplishments.

Texas Tech athletic director Kirby Hocutt announced on Saturday that Mahomes will be added to the school's Ring of Honor and Hall of Fame during a campus ceremony on Oct. 28.

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"When you look at the face of the NFL, that is Patrick Mahomes," Hocutt said in the announcement. "Patrick's accomplishments at Texas Tech are well documented with his success as one of the top quarterbacks in college football history. Patrick is an NFL MVP and a Super Bowl champion, but he's, most importantly, a Red Raider who remains an avid supporter of our great university. We are excited to welcome home Patrick and his family later this fall to see his name formally honored inside Jones AT&T Stadium."

According to the announcement, Mahomes was unanimously voted in by the Ring of Honor committee. He will be the eighth member of the Texas Tech ring of honor since its inception in 2012.

Mahomes played three seasons at Texas Tech from 2014-16. He was the backup to Davis Webb as a freshman but took over as the starter late in the year after Webb suffered a season-ending injury.

In his two full seasons as the starting quarterback, Mahomes threw for 9,705 yards and 77 touchdowns in 25 games. He tied the FBS single-game record with 734 passing yards and set an FBS record with 819 yards of offense in a 66-59 loss to Oklahoma on Oct. 22, 2016.

As a junior, Mahomes led the nation in passing yards (5,052), total yards (5,337) and total touchdowns responsible for (53). He ranks third all-time in school history with 11,252 passing yards, 857 completions and 93 passing touchdowns.

The Kansas City Chiefs selected Mahomes with the No. 10 overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft. After playing behind Alex Smith as a rookie, he took the league by storm in 2018 and was named NFL MVP and Offensive Player of the Year.

Mahomes was also named MVP of Super Bowl LIV after leading the Chiefs to a 31-20 victory over the San Francisco 49ers after the 2019 season.

In addition to the induction ceremony, Mahomes' name will be unveiled on the West Stadium Building of Jones AT&T Stadium on Oct. 29 during Texas Tech's game against Baylor.

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