Recently, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes delivered a message to the graduating Texas Tech students. He advised them to “go out and win your Super Bowl” during the university’s virtual commencement ceremony. As it turns out, Mahomes graduated from Texas Tech and it holds a special place in his heart.
“I know this isn’t the graduation ceremony that you and your families had envisioned, but that doesn’t change the outcome or all the hard work, long hours and sacrifices that you made to achieve this milestone,” Mahomes said. “I know this is sure not how you imagined spending your last days as a student.”
“But the world is in a different place today than it was just a few weeks ago. And as Red Raiders, we’re built to persevere in difficult times. We’ve all had to take a moment and learn to adjust to these new challenges. And when the odds are stacked against us, we make a play — and I can tell you this is going to make us all more competitive and hungrier than ever.”
What else did Patrick Mahomes say?
The 24-year old urged the graduates to remember that that day is for celebration, to reflect on their friendships. He told them to remember the professors who changed their lives and cherish their best memories forever.
Since leaving the college, he is a proud supporter of the Red Raiders in all sports. Patrick Mahomes even went to Minneapolis to watch the men’s basketball team in the Final Four.
“He is passionate about sports,” Chiefs coach Andy Reid said Friday. “He’s passionate about Tech. I just think it’s a neat thing that he’d have that opportunity to do it. Pat’s a pretty cool cucumber and he’s a sharp kid and speaks well so I think he’ll have a nice presentation for them.”