while climbing the Texas prospect rankings to be named the number 35 overall prospect. During his final year,

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he was a quarterback and threw for 4,619 yards and 50 touchdowns while also rushing for about 1,000 yards.

The 2013–14 Male Athlete of the Year was awarded to Mahomes by the college sports recruiting website MaxPreps.

Mahomes chose to play football at Texas Tech University despite being selected by the Detroit Tigers in the 37th round of the 2014 Major League Baseball draught.

Mahomes quit sports following his freshman year at Texas Tech after one poor outing as a pitcher for the baseball club.

It was an entirely different experience with football.

The 6-foot-3-inch (1.91-meter), 230-pound (104-kg), Mahomes had established himself as one of the top passers in the nation by his sophomore year.

He was also the fifth quarterback in FBS history to throw for 4,000 yards and 30 touchdowns

while also rushing for at least 450 yards and 10 scores in a single season.

Learn about Patrick Mahomes from the beginning

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