Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes will be inducted into Texas Tech’s Hall of Fame on Friday
The Texas Tech football team will play host to Baylor on Saturday night and the teams have identical records (4-3 overall and 2-2 in the Big 12).
Jones AT&T Stadium in Lubbock will be packed as the game already is a sellout, as Texas Tech announced.
Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, a Texas Tech alum, has the weekend free because it is Kansas City’s bye week, and he plans to be at the game. But Mahomes won’t have to worry about tickets, because he will be the guest of honor that night.
Texas Tech is enshrining Mahomes in its Hall of Fame on Friday night with a ceremony on the school’s campus. On Saturday, Mahomes’ name will be added to Jones AT&T Stadium’s Ring of Honor.
Mahomes, who was the Red Raiders’ starting quarterback from 2014-16, wrote on Twitter that he’s excited to be heading back to Tech this weekend.
“The Jones is going to be rockin Saturday! I can’t wait!!,” Mahomes tweeted.
Mahomes led the nation in total offense in his final two seasons at Tech and he excelled off the field, too. After the 2016 season, Mahomes was the Big 12 football Scholar-Athlete of the Year and a second-team Academic All-America.
“Patrick Mahomes is a once in a generation type talent at quarterback and a deserving inductee into the Ring of Honor,” Tech coach Joey McGuire said in a news release. “From afar, you could see how talented he was as a star at Whitehouse High School and then his success leading one of the nation’s leading offenses as a Red Raider. We are so proud he is a Red Raider and can’t wait to welcome him back home this fall.”