|Texas Tech Red Raiders No. 5|
|High school||Whitehouse (TX)|
|Date of birth||September 17, 1995|
|Place of birth||Tyler, Texas|
|Height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight||230 lb (104 kg)|
|Career highlights and awards|
Mahomes attended Whitehouse High School in Whitehouse, Texas. He played football, baseball and basketball. In football, he had 4,619 passing yards, 50 passing touchdowns, 948 rushing yards and 15 touchdowns as a senior. In baseball, he threw a no-hitter with 16 strikeouts in a game his senior year. He was named the Maxpreps Male Athlete of the Year for 2013–2014.
Mahomes was a rated by Rivals.com as a three-star football recruit and was ranked as the 12th best dual-threat quarterback in his class. He committed to Texas Tech University. Mahomes was also a top prospect for the 2014 Major League Baseball Draft, but was not expected to be selected high due to his commitment to Texas Tech. He would be selected by the Detroit Tigers in the 37th round, but would not sign.
Mahomes entered his freshman season as a backup to Davis Webb. Mahomes saw his first career action against Oklahoma State after Webb left the game with an injury, completing two of five passes for 20 yards with one touchdown and an interception. After Webb was again injured, Mahomes started his first career game against Texas. He completed 13 of 21 passes for 109 yards in the game. Mahomes would remain the starter for the final three games after that. Against Baylor, he threw for a Big 12 freshman record 598 yards with six touchdowns. For the season, he passed for 1,547 yards and 16 touchdowns with four interceptions.
Mahomes began his sophomore season at Texas Tech as the starter at quarterback. In the first game of the 2015 season, Mahomes passed for 425 yards and four touchdowns in a 59-45 win over Sam Houston State University. He followed that up with a 361-yard passing performance against UTEP, throwing for four touchdowns and rushing for two in Tech's 69-20 win over the Miners.Against TCU, Mahomes passed for 392 yards and two touchdowns in the loss, 55-52.
On October 22, 2016, Mahomes would set multiple NCAA, Big 12, and Texas Tech records against Oklahoma at home. Mahomes broke the NCAA FBS records for single-game total offense with 819 yards. He also tied the NCAA record for single game passing yards with 734. He fell one short of the record for most attempts at 88. Overall, the game set NCAA records for most combined yards of total offense with 1,708, combined passing yards, and total offense by two players. The 125 combined points are the second most all time involving ranked teams.
Mahomes would finish the season leading the country in yards per game (421), passing yards (5052), total offense (5312), points responsible for (318), and total touchdowns (53). For his performance, he was awarded the Sammy Baugh Trophy awarded annually to the nation's top college passer, joining head coach Kliff Kingsbury, Graham Harrell, and B.J. Symons as other Red Raiders to have won the award. He was also named an Academic All-American 2nd Team by the College Sports Information Directors of America.
- Single-game yards passing: 734 (rank t-1st) (vs. Oklahoma Oct. 22, 2016)
- Single-game Yards total offense: 819 (rank 1st) (vs. Oklahoma Oct. 22, 2016)
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