WHITEHOUSE, Texas — If one were to search for Pat Mahomes in the Internet, they would likely see endless stories on the historic season of Kansas City quarterback Patrick Mahomes.
Only a few years ago, the name that would come up on a search of that name would be Pat Mahomes, former pitcher in the MLB. However, Pat is happy to see his son take the sports world by storm.
"When he was about four or five years old, I had a feeling he was going to be pretty special," Pat Mahomes said. "I know he could have played professional baseball."
Mahomes was not always set for football greatness. He would not even let his son play football as a kid.
"When he was younger, I didn't let him play Pop Warner and all that stuff because I was afraid of him getting hurt," the elder Mahomes said.
When young Patrick asked to play football, Mahomes remembered saying to his son, "Go talk to your mother."
Patrick proved to be natural at the quarterback position.
"Once he got to football, Patrick had to really know what he was doing and I think it just piqued his interest," Mahomes said. "He fell in love with it."
From Whitehouse to Lubbock and now to Kansas City, Patrick's rise is nothing short of remarkable. However, the elder Mahomes says that sudden rise to fame has not gone to his son's head. That makes him as proud as his accomplishments on the field.
"In my days, people were little more vocal," Mahomes said. "He doesn't want to be the center of attention. He just wants to be another guy on the team."
Patrick remains the humble teammate. Though he had an MVP-worthy season, it is not his intention to grab the spotlight. He prefers to be the best teammate possible, doing what is necessary to put his team in position to win each week.
"He is still Patrick Mahomes the person," Mahomes said. "He loves his school, he loves his college and that's just the way he is."
As Patrick prepares for his first NFL postseason game, Pat Mahomes believes win or lose, the future is bright for his son.
"I'm just proud to be his father."