Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes is coming home … sort of. The Super Bowl MVP will virtually address the 2020 graduating class of Texas Tech University, his alma mater and the place where his career began.
“Patrick’s story and his rise to stardom, both here at Texas Tech and in the NFL, have been a great source of pride for Red Raiders and an inspiration for thousands,” Texas Tech President Lawrence Schovanec said in a press release Friday. “During that rise, Patrick has never wavered from the lessons learned from his family, coaches and his time as a student-athlete at Texas Tech, displaying class, humility and a competitive fire to be the best. We are very pleased and grateful that he will address our May 2020 graduates who have persevered in spite of unique challenges to earn their degree.”
Traditional commencement ceremonies are just one of the thousand things affected by the novel coronavirus pandemic. Instead of canceling the celebrations altogether, universities across the world are instead taking the festivities online, electing to still celebrate the hard work of undergraduate and graduate scholars.
Interested in what sort of knowledge the new face of the NFL will impart on the Class of 2020? Tune in to the live stream of the Texas Tech commencement at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 23.
Mahomes ‘Can’t’ Be Stopped, Says AFC West Rival
In a new interview with The Washington Post this week, Denver Broncos pass rusher Von Miller was asked by Kent Babbs how his new and improved side could stop the 24-year-old. Miller, who is a fellow Super Bowl MVP recipient, was brutally honest in his response.
Babb: On a football note, your team is in the AFC West and has the pleasure of facing the Chiefs and quarterback Patrick Mahomes twice a year. How in the world do you stop that guy?
Miller: “Can’t. We’ve just got to score points. If we’re able to get off the field — you can hold them to a third down here and there, but that’s on our offense. We’ve got to score on offense because you cannot — it’s not smart to go into the game and say we’re going to hold Patrick Mahomes to no points.”
It’s certainly an honest response from the 31-year-old, who is tasked with going up against Mahomes twice a year every season.
Mahomes Has Always Been Clutch
If you were wondering just how long MVPat has been the king of clutch, it apparently dates back to his childhood. Posted by Sunday Night Football’s Twitter account Tuesday, an old video shows an eight-year-old Mahomes sinking a game-winning basketball shot from nearly half court.
The Texas native only needs a couple dribbles before launching the ball into the air, immediately celebrating with his teammates once it falls through the net. The shot was so iconic, even members of the other team celebrated alongside him.