Patrick Lavon Mahomes II was born in Tyler, Texas, to parents Randi and Patrick Mahomes Sr., a former Major League Baseball pitcher. The NFL pro had a knack for sports from a young age, playing football, baseball and basketball throughout his childhood. He committed to Texas Tech University and played both football and baseball through his sophomore year, ultimately focusing on honing his quarterback skills.
The athlete was selected by the Kansas City Chiefs in the first round of the April 2017 NFL draft and started in his first game for the team eight months later. He was upped to starting quarterback the following year and later became the first-ever Chiefs player to win the NFL’s MVP award.
In February 2020, Mahomes and the Chiefs defeated the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LIV in Miami. The next year, they returned to the championship final to face off against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, led by NFL great Tom Brady.
The ESPY winner is engaged to his high school sweetheart, Brittany Matthews, a personal trainer. He popped the question in September 2020, weeks before the duo announced that they were expecting their first child together, a baby girl.