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Mahomes selected to Texas Tech Ring of Honor, HOF

LUBBOCK, Texas – When Texas Tech Director of Athletics Kirby Hocutt announced the creation of the Ring of Honor in 2012, stated that it would be reserved for “the best of the best” in Red Raider football history.

Since then, Texas Tech has inducted seven Red Raider greats into its most prestigious club with one more to join this fall as Patrick Mahomes II will be formally enshrined in the Ring of Honor on Oct. 28 during a formal ceremony on campus His name will be announced later in the West Stadium building at Jones AT&T Stadium the following day when Texas Tech hosts Baylor.

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

Mahomes will be inducted into both the Texas Tech Hall of Fame and the Ring of Honor after a unanimous vote by the Ring of Honor committee. He will become the eighth member of the prestigious Ring of Honor, joining great colleagues such as Donny Anderson (2012), EJ Holub (2012), Dave Parks (2012), Gabe Rivera (2014), Zach Thomas (2016). , Michael Crabtree (2021) and Elmer Tarbox (2021).

Mahomes was informed of his upcoming addition after the Chiefs’ second preseason game this afternoon against the Washington Commanders. Mahomes returned from the locker room for a surprise video board presentation, with the likes of Hocutt, members of the Mahomes family and his former head coach Kliff Kingsbury, officially welcoming him to the Ring of Honor and the Hall of Fame. fame

“Patrick Mahomes is a generational talent at quarterback and a deserving Ring of Honor inductee,” said the head coach. Joey McGuire said “From afar, you could see the talent he had as a star at Whitehouse High School and then his success leading one of the top offenses in the country as a Red Raider. We are very proud that he is a Red Raider and can’t wait to welcome him back home this fall.”

Mahomes led the nation in total offense his final two seasons as a Red Raider after starring at quarterback for three seasons from 2014-16. He threw for 11,252 yards and recorded 12,097 yards of total offense in his career, both ranking third all-time among Tech quarterbacks. He accounted for 115 touchdowns during that period, 93 of which came through the air and another 22 on the ground.

Mahomes became the 12th quarterback in NCAA FBS history at the time to pass for 5,000 yards in a season in 2016 when he did so in just 12 games. He is one of three all-time running backs to reach 5,000 yards of total offense twice in a career, which thrust him into the national spotlight as the 2016 Sammy Baugh Award winner.

His tenure at Texas Tech was not only defined by touchdown passes and incredible plays, however, as Mahomes excelled in the classroom, earning Big 12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year honors and Academic All recognition -America following his junior season in 2016. In fact, Mahomes is one of 10 all-time Red Raiders and the first Ring of Honor member to be named an Academic All-American during his career.

The Kansas City Chiefs selected Mahomes with the 10th overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, making him just the seventh Red Raider at the time to hear his name called in the first round. Mahomes has since rewarded the Chiefs, leading the franchise to a pair of Super Bowls and two additional AFC Championship appearances in his four seasons as a starter.

Mahomes became the youngest player in history to be named NFL MVP and win a Super Bowl after he led the Chiefs to a memorable come-from-behind victory over the San Francisco 49ers to conclude the 2019 season. to just the second Super Bowl title in franchise history and the Chiefs’ first since 1970, as Mahomes collected Super Bowl MVP honors after throwing for 286 yards while accounting for three touchdowns in the victory.

His NFL career has been marked with many unforgettable moments, from no-look passes to left-handed throws on the run to numerous game-winners. Through his 63 games as an NFL starter, Mahomes has already thrown for 18,991 yards and 151 touchdowns with just 37 interceptions and a 66.7 completion percentage. He has also rushed for 1,189 yards and eight yards in that stretch.

Mahomes threw for 5,097 yards and 50 touchdowns in his 2018 rookie season alone to earn NFL MVP honors. In the process, he became the first player in history to throw for 5,000 or more yards in a single season in both college football and the NFL. He was only the third quarterback in NFL history to total 5,000 yards and 50 touchdowns in the same season, joining a pair of great teammates in Peyton Manning and Tom Brady.

His induction into the Texas Tech Hall of Fame and Ring of Honor will highlight an eventful weekend on campus when the Red Raiders host Baylor. Texas Tech will host a luncheon to formally induct its Hall of Famers on Oct. 28, then follow up with a ceremony for Mahomes later that night.

Additional information about the Texas Tech Ring of Honor ceremony will be released in the coming weeks.

The Texas Tech Football Ring of Honor was established in 2012 with the goal of selecting an elite group of former players and coaches who made outstanding contributions to Red Raider Football. Candidates for the Ring of Honor are chosen and selected by a selection committee. Once the committee has determined a suitable candidate or candidates for induction, the group makes a formal recommendation to the athletic director. The Ring of Honor is proudly displayed in the West Stadium Building at Jones AT&T Stadium to celebrate the inductees’ achievements each year.


Donny Anderson (inducted 2012)
EJ Holub (inducted 2012)
Dave Parks (joined 2012)
Gabe Rivera (inducted 2014)
Zach Thomas (inducted 2016)
Michael Crabtree (joined in 2021)
Elmer Tarbox (joined in 2021)
Patrick Mahomes II (induction set for 2022)


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