Texas Tech University announced that Patrick Mahomes is set to become the eight member of the Texas Tech football Ring of Honor.
Mahomes will be formally enshrined on October 28th during a ceremony on campus. His name will later be unveiled on the West Stadium Building of Jones AT&T Stadium the following day when Texas Tech hosts Baylor. He will also be inducted into the Texas Tech Hall of Fame.
Mahomes led the nation in total offense his final two seasons at Texas Tech in 2015 and 2016. He threw for 11,252 yards and recorded 12,097 yards of total offense over his career, both of which rank third all-time among Tech quarterbacks. He accounted for 115 touchdowns over that time.
Texas Tech athletic director Kirby Hocutt said, “When you look at the face of the NFL, that is Patrick Mahomes. Patrick’s accomplishments at Texas Tech are well documented with his success as one of the top quarterbacks in college football history. Patrick is an NFL MVP and a Super Bowl champion, but he’s, most importantly, a Red Raider who remains an avid supporter of our great university. We are excited to welcome home Patrick and his family later this fall to see his name formally honored inside Jones AT&T Stadium.”
Mahomes found out about his induction following the Chiefs’ second preseason game on Saturday with a video presentation.
Here’s what it looked like.
Mahomes had the following statement on Twitter.
Other Red Raiders in the Ring of Honor include Donny Anderson (2012), E.J. Holub (2012), Dave Parks (2012), Gabe Rivera (2014), Zach Thomas (2016), Michael Crabtree (2021) and Elmer Tarbox (2021).