Super Bowl MVP quarterback Patrick Mahomes is not ashamed of loving Jesus.
When Mahomes played at Texas Tech, his mother was interviewed by IN Magazine where she talked about her son’s faith in God.
“In middle school, he got real involved with his youth group,” Randi told IN Magazine. “He got saved. There was a night at church, he had his hands raised to the Lord and he was singing. I just felt overcome with this most awesome moment, more than any football game, because I knew where his heart truly is.”
As Mahomes has gained fame and stardom his mother still encourages him to trust in God.
“I want him to stay humble; That means a lot to me,” Martin shared in an interview with KSHB Kansas City. “I always encourage him to pray and to thank God for his blessings that he has and his abilities.”
When Mahomes was in the seventh grade, he made the important decision to get baptized. This was a major turning point in his life.
The Ringer reported:
“[Mahomes] faced another “grown-man decision,” as Hawkins called it. After his parents divorced when he was young, he’d made a lot of them. Living with his mom, he took on more chores. Sometimes he declined friends’ invitations to hang out because he needed to watch his two younger siblings. In the seventh grade, he chose to get himself baptized; he wanted, his mom said, “to become a man in church.”
Mahomes considering leaving football altogether. When he was in high school, after losing a quarterback battle, he almost quit the game. Martin told him to pray on it before he made the decision.
Sports Illustrated reported:
“Mahomes, in fact, nearly quit football the summer before his junior year of high school, according to his mother, Randi. He’d played safety as a sophomore and felt he didn’t get a fair shot at the position he wanted, quarterback. Rather than enter a QB competition as a junior, he figured he’d concentrate on basketball and baseball. (Mahomes would be drafted by the Detroit Tigers at the conclusion of his senior year in 2014, in the 37th round.) His mother encouraged him to pray on it.”
We congratulate Mahomes on his teams Super Bowl victory and getting Super Bowl MVP. We pray he continues to stay healthy and keep his eyes on Jesus.