Patrick Mahomes is set to make a speech at Texas Tech’s virtual graduation ceremony, next week.
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes will give a commencement address at Texas Tech’s virtual graduation ceremony on May 23.
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“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, according to ESPN.
Mahomes played quarterback at Texas Tech from 2014 through 2016. He then entered the NFL draft in 2017, being selected in the first round by the Chiefs. Mahomes won the NFL Most Valuable Player award in 2018 and won the Super Bowl in 2019.
“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,” Schovanec continued. “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 degrees.”
The event, which would regularly be held at the school’s basketball court, was moved online because of the coronavirus outbreak. Mahomes’ speech will be live-streamed for fans to watch.
In April, the Chiefs picked up the fifth-year option on Mahomes’ contract.