Patrick Mahomes

Patrick Lavon Mahomes II (born September 17, 1995) is an American football quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Texas Tech University. He was selected by the Chiefs in the first round (10th overall pick) of the 2017 NFL Draft. He is the son of former Major League Baseball (MLB) pitcher Pat Mahomes.

Mahomes spent his rookie season as the backup to Alex Smith. After the Chiefs traded Smith to the Washington Redskins the following season, Mahomes was named the starter. That season, Mahomes threw for 5,097 yards, 50 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. He became the only quarterback in history to throw for over 5,000 yards in a season in both college and the NFL. He also joined Tom Brady and Peyton Manning as the only players in NFL history to throw at least 50 touchdown passes in a single season.[1] For his performance in his first season as starter, he was named to the Pro Bowl, First Team All-Pro and won NFL Offensive Player of the Year and NFL Most Valuable Player.

Patrick Mahomes
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Mahomes in 2019
No. 15 – Kansas City Chiefs
Personal information
Born:September 17, 1995 (age 23)
Tyler, Texas
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:230 lb (104 kg)
Career information
High school:Whitehouse
(Whitehouse, Texas)
College:Texas Tech
NFL Draft:2017 / Round: 1 / Pick: 10
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2018
Passing yards:5,381
Completion percentage:65.9
Passer rating:111.7
Player stats at

Early years

Mahomes was born to parents Pat Mahomes, a former MLB pitcher, and Randi Mahomes on September 17, 1995.[2][3] The two later divorced. Mahomes attended Whitehouse High School in Whitehouse, Texas.[4] He played football, baseball, and basketball.[5] In football, he had 4,619 passing yards, 50 passing touchdowns, 948 rushing yards and 15 rushing touchdowns as a senior. In baseball, he threw a no-hitter with 16 strikeouts in a game his senior year.[6] He was named the Maxpreps Male Athlete of the Year for 2013–2014.[7]

Mahomes was rated by as a three-star football recruit and was ranked as the 12th best dual-threat quarterback in his class.[8] He committed to Texas Tech University.[9] 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.[10][11][12] He was selected by the Detroit Tigers in the 37th round, but did not sign.[13][14]

College career


Mahomes entered his freshman season as a backup to Davis Webb.[15][16] 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.[17] After Webb was again injured, Mahomes started his first career game against Texas.[18] He completed 13 of 21 passes for 109 yards in the game.[19] 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 and one interception.[20][21] For the season, he passed for 1,547 yards and 16 touchdowns with four interceptions.[22]

Mahomes split time with the Texas Tech baseball team, where he was a relief pitcher.[23]


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.[24] 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.[25] Against TCU, Mahomes passed for 392 yards and two touchdowns in the 55–52 loss.[26] Overall, in the 2015 season, he finished with 4,653 yards, 36 touchdowns, and 15 interceptions.[27]


Prior to the start of the 2016 season, Mahomes announced that he was leaving the baseball team to focus on football for the entire offseason.[23]

On October 22, 2016, Mahomes set multiple NCAA, Big 12, and school records in a 66–59 loss to 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 other being Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield).[28][29] The 125 combined points are the second most all time involving ranked teams.[30]

Mahomes finished the season leading the country in yards per game (421), passing yards (5,052), total offense (5,312), points responsible for (318), and total touchdowns (53).[31] For his performance, he was awarded the Sammy Baugh Trophy, given 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.[32] He was also named an Academic All-American 2nd Team by the College Sports Information Directors of America.[33]

Mahomes announced on January 3, 2017, that he would forgo his last year of college eligibility and enter the NFL Draft.[34]

NCAA records

  • Single-game yards passing: 734 (rank t-1st) (vs. Oklahoma October 22, 2016)
  • Single-game Yards total offense: 819 (rank 1st) (vs. Oklahoma October 22, 2016)

College statistics

Patrick Mahomes Passing
Year Team GP Cmp Att Pct Yards TDs Int
2014 Texas Tech 7 105 185 56.8 1,547 16 4
2015 Texas Tech 13 364 573 63.5 4,653 36 15
2016 Texas Tech 12 388 591 65.7 5,052 41 10
College Totals 32 857 1,349 63.5 11,252 93 29

Professional career

NFL draft

Coming out of Texas Tech, Mahomes was projected as a first or second round pick by the majority of analysts and scouts.[35] During the throwing drills at the NFL Scouting Combine, Mahomes' passes were clocked at 60 mph, tying Logan Thomas and Bryan Bennett for the fastest pass ever recorded at the NFL combine.[36] Mahomes was ranked the second best quarterback by,[37] the third best by ESPN,[38] and the fourth best by[39] After an impressive showing at the NFL Combine, representatives from 28 NFL teams were on hand to attend his pro day at Texas Tech. He became one of the fastest rising prospects during the draft process and had 18 private workouts and visits for team, which was the most for any prospect in 2017. Among the teams and coaches that he had workouts and visits with were the Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians, New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton, Cincinnati Bengals quarterbacks coach Bill Lazor, and coaches from the Los Angeles Chargers, Cleveland Browns, Chicago Bears, and Pittsburgh Steelers.[40]

External video
Patrick Mahomes' NFL Combine workout
Patrick Mahomes' 40-yard dash
Mahomes' NFL Combine Press Conference
Mahomes' Texas Tech Pro Day workout
Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad Wonderlic
6 ft 2 18 in
(1.88 m)
225 lb
(102 kg)
33 14 in
(0.84 m)
9 14 in
(0.23 m)
4.80 s 4.08 s 6.88 s 30 in
(0.76 m)
9 ft 6 in
(2.90 m)
All values from NFL Combine[35][42]

The Kansas City Chiefs selected Mahomes in the first round (10th overall) in the 2017 NFL Draft.[43][44] The Buffalo Bills traded the 10th overall pick to the Chiefs for their first round pick, third round pick, and the Chiefs' first round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.[45] He was the first quarterback selected by the Chiefs in the first round since they selected Todd Blackledge seventh overall in the 1983 NFL Draft.[46]

External video
Chiefs select Mahomes 10th overall
Mahomes received call from Chiefs

2017 season: Rookie season

Patrick Mahomes II
Patrick Mahomes in 2017

On July 20, 2017, the Chiefs signed Mahomes to a fully guaranteed four-year, $16.42 million contract that includes a signing bonus of $10.08 million.[47]

The Chiefs announced on December 27, 2017, that with a playoff spot and the fourth seed in the playoffs secured, they would rest starter Alex Smith and give Mahomes his first career start in their Week 17 game against the Denver Broncos.[48] Mahomes played most of the game and helped lead the Chiefs to a 27–24 win, and completed 22 of 35 passes for 284 yards with an interception.[49]

2018 season: Record-setting MVP season

Patrick Mahomes military appreciation2018 (cropped)
Mahomes in 2018

On January 30, 2018, the Chiefs announced they had agreed to trade Alex Smith, making Mahomes the starting quarterback for the 2018 season.[50] In his first game as the Chiefs full–time starting quarterback, Mahomes beat division rival the Los Angeles Chargers by a score of 38–28.[51] In the game he threw for 256 yards and four touchdowns with no interceptions and a 127.5 quarterback rating. For the performance, Mahomes was named AFC Offensive Player of the Week.[52] His first career touchdown came on a 58-yard pass to wide receiver Tyreek Hill in the first quarter against the Chargers. The following week, Mahomes threw for 326 yards, six touchdowns, no interceptions, and a passer rating of 154.8. After throwing his fifth touchdown in the game, he broke the NFL record for most touchdown passes through a quarterback's first three career games. Following his sixth touchdown pass in the game, he broke the NFL record for touchdown passes thrown in the first two weeks of the season.[53] For his performance against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Mahomes won his second consecutive AFC Offensive Player of the Week award becoming the first quarterback since Tom Brady in 2011 to start the season with back-to-back player of the week awards.[54] Mahomes was named AFC Offensive Player of the Month for September.[55] In Week 4, against the Denver Broncos on Monday Night Football, he passed for 304 passing yards and a passing touchdown to go along with a rushing touchdown in the 27–23 comeback victory.[56] In Week 6, against the New England Patriots, he passed for 352 yards, four touchdowns, and two interceptions in the 43–40 loss on Sunday Night Football.[57] In the following game, Mahomes and the Chiefs bounced back with a 45–10 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals. In the victory, he passed for 358 passing yards, four touchdowns, and one interception.[58] In the next game, a 30–23 win over the Denver Broncos, Mahomes recorded a third consecutive game with four passing touchdowns to go along with 303 passing yards and one interception.[59] During Monday Night Football against the Los Angeles Rams in Week 11, Mahomes finished with 478 passing yards, six touchdowns, and three interceptions as the Chiefs lost 51-54.[60] His 478 passing yards were the most for a single game by any quarterback for the 2018 season.[61] Following an 89-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Demarcus Robinson in a Week 17 game against the Oakland Raiders, Mahomes became the second quarterback in NFL history, along with Peyton Manning, to throw for 5,000 yards and 50 touchdowns.[62] Additionally, he became one of seven players in NFL history with 5,000 passing yards in a season.[63] He finished second in the NFL in passing yards. He became the first Chief since Len Dawson in 1966 to lead the league the passing touchdowns.[64] He helped lead the Chiefs to a 12–4 record and their third straight division title.[65] On January 12, 2019, the Chiefs defeated the Indianapolis Colts in the Divisional Round by a score of 31–13 giving the Chiefs their first home playoff win since the 1993 season. Mahomes threw for 278 yards with no interceptions and rushed for one touchdown in his first career playoff start.[66] The win sent the Chiefs to their first AFC Championship since 1993 and allowed the Chiefs to host the first AFC Championship game held at Arrowhead Stadium. Mahomes passed for 295 yards and three touchdowns, but the Chiefs lost to the New England Patriots in overtime 31–37.[67]

Mahomes performance for the season earned multiple awards. He was named to the 2019 Pro Bowl, he was named First Team All–Pro,[68] and was named Kansas City Club 101 Awards AFC Offensive Player of the Year.[69] He was also named the NFL MVP, the first ever winner for the Chiefs.[70]

NFL career statistics

Regular season

Passing Rushing
Year Team GP GS Cmp Att Pct Yds Avg TD Int Rtg Att Yds TD
2017 KC 1 1 22 35 62.9 284 8.1 0 1 76.4 7 10 0
2018 KC 16 16 383 580 66.0 5,097 8.8 50 12 113.8 60 272 2
Career 17 17 405 615 65.9 5,381 8.7 50 13 111.7 67 282 2


Passing Rushing
Year Team GP GS Cmp Att Pct Yds Avg TD Int Rtg Att Yds TD
2018 KC 2 2 43 72 59.7 573 8.0 3 0 98.9 5 19 1
Career 2 2 43 72 59.7 573 8.0 3 0 98.9 5 19 1

NFL records

  • First player to throw for over 3,000 yards in his first ten games (3,185)[71]
  • Most touchdown passes thrown through first three career games (10)
  • Most touchdown passes thrown through first two games of a season (10)
  • Most touchdown passes thrown through first three games of a season (13)
  • Most touchdown passes thrown through first eight career games (22)
  • Most touchdown passes thrown through first ten games of a season (31)
  • Youngest quarterback to throw for six touchdowns in a game (22 years, 364 days)
  • Most consecutive 300-plus passing yard games (tied at 8)
  • Fastest player to 4,000 passing yards and 40+ touchdown passes (13 games)[72]
  • Youngest quarterback to throw for 50 touchdowns in a season
  • Youngest quarterback to throw for 5,000 yards in a season

Chiefs franchise records

  • Most touchdown passes thrown in a game: 6 (2018, tied)[73]
  • Most touchdown passes in a season: 50 (2018)[74]
  • Most passing yards in a season: 5,097 (2018)

Personal life

His father Pat Mahomes is a former Major League Baseball pitcher.[75]

Mahomes is the godson of former Major League pitcher LaTroy Hawkins, who was a teammate of his father's on the Minnesota Twins.[76]

On May 12, 2017, Mahomes and three friends were robbed at gunpoint in his hometown of Tyler, Texas after getting out of their vehicle in a driveway. A car pulled up carrying two men that approached the group and one of the suspects gestured as if they had a weapon and demanded property. Authorities were later able to locate the vehicle and arrest the suspects.[77]

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External links

1983 Kansas City Chiefs season

The 1983 Kansas City Chiefs season was the franchise's 14th season in the National Football League and the 24th overall. They matched on their 6–10 record and last place finish in the AFC West.

The Chiefs fired head coach Marv Levy on January 4 after compiling a 31–42 record. Dallas Cowboys quarterbacks coach John Mackovic was named the fifth head coach in team history on February 2. The 39-year-old Mackovic became the youngest individual ever to hold that post for the club. The Chiefs held the seventh overall pick in the 1983 NFL Draft and selected quarterback Todd Blackledge. The Chiefs would not draft another quarterback in the first round until the 2017 NFL Draft when they drafted Patrick Mahomes.

Tragedy struck the Chiefs on June 29 when Joe Delaney drowned while attempting to save the lives of three children in Monroe, Louisiana. Delaney was posthumously awarded the Presidential Citizen's Medal by Ronald Reagan on July 13. Linebacker Bobby Bell became the first Chiefs player to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on July 30, providing some solace for the mourning Chiefs fan base following Joe Delaney's death.

With Bill Kenney and Todd Blackledge both on the roster, starting Steve Fuller was traded to the Los Angeles Rams on August 19. Kenney earned a Pro Bowl berth after racking up a franchise-record 4,348 passing yards, while wide receiver Carlos Carson hauled in 80 passes for 1,351 yards. Despite the team's high-flying passing game, head coach John Mackovic had trouble finding a suitable replacement for Joe Delaney and the running back position. The highest scoring contest in franchise history took place as the Chiefs and Seattle Seahawks combined for 99 points in a wild, 51–48 overtime loss at the Kingdome. A meager crowd of 11,377 braved near-zero degree temperatures to attend the club's season-ending 48–17 win against Denver on December 18, the smallest attendance figure ever for a Chiefs game at Arrowhead as the club finished the year at 6–10.

2015 Texas Bowl

The 2015 Texas Bowl was an American college football bowl game played on December 29, 2015 at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. It was one of the 2015–16 bowl games that concludes the 2015 FBS football season. The tenth edition of the Texas Bowl, it featured the LSU Tigers of the Southeastern Conference against the Texas Tech Red Raiders of the Big 12 Conference. The game began at 8:00 p.m. CST and was aired on ESPN. Sponsored by the AdvoCare nutrition and sports performance company, it was officially known as the AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl.

2016 Texas Tech Red Raiders football team

The 2016 Texas Tech Red Raiders football team represented Texas Tech University in the 2016 NCAA Division I FBS football season as members of the Big 12 Conference. Kliff Kingsbury led the Red Raiders in his fourth season as the program's fifteenth head coach. The Red Raiders played their home games on the university's campus in Lubbock, Texas at Jones AT&T Stadium. They finished the season 5–7, 3–6 in Big 12 play.

2018 Kansas City Chiefs season

The 2018 Kansas City Chiefs season was the franchise's 49th season in the National Football League, their 59th overall, their sixth under head coach Andy Reid, and their second under general manager Brett Veach. The Chiefs finished 12–4 and won their third consecutive AFC West title, made their fourth consecutive playoff appearance, and lost to the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship. Quarterback Patrick Mahomes won the AP NFL MVP award becoming the first Chiefs player to ever be named MVP.

2019 Pro Bowl

The 2019 Pro Bowl was the National Football League's all-star game for the 2018 NFL season, played on January 27, 2019, at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida. It was televised nationally by ESPN and its sister networks.

8th Annual NFL Honors

The 2019 NFL Honors was an awards presentation by the National Football League that honored its best players from the 2018 NFL season. It was held on February 2, 2019 at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia and pre–recorded for same–day broadcast on CBS in the United States at 9:00 PM/8:00 PM CT. 5 Finalists went to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. Steve Harvey hosted the ceremony.

Associated Press NFL Most Valuable Player Award

The Associated Press NFL Most Valuable Player Award is presented annually by the Associated Press (AP) to a player in the National Football League (NFL) deemed to have been the "most valuable" in that year's regular season. While there have been many selectors of NFL MVPs in the past, today the MVP award presented by the AP is considered the de facto official NFL MVP award and the most prestigious. Since 2011, the NFL has held the annual NFL Honors ceremony to recognize the winner of each year's AP MVP award, along with other AP awards, such as the AP NFL Offensive Player of the Year and AP NFL Defensive Player of the Year. The current AP NFL MVP is quarterback Patrick Mahomes of the Kansas City Chiefs, who won the award for the first time after the 2018 NFL season, after throwing for over 5,000 yards and 50 touchdowns in his first full year as a starter.The AP has presented an award recognizing the NFL's top player since 1957. The award is voted upon by a panel of 50 sportswriters at the end of the regular season, before the playoffs, though the results are not announced to the public until the day before the Super Bowl. The sportswriters chosen regularly follow the NFL, and remain mostly consistent from year to year. They are chosen based on expertise and are independent of the league itself. Voters for the award have included Troy Aikman of Fox Sports; Cris Collinsworth and Tony Dungy of NBC Sports; and Herm Edwards of ESPN. The only player to be voted unanimously is Brady, who received all 50 votes for the 2010 season's award.Due to voters' tendency to favor offensive positions, the award has been overwhelmingly dominated by offensive players; of the 57 undisputed winners, 54 played an offensive position: 38 quarterbacks and 16 running backs. Two defensive players have won the award: Alan Page in 1971 as a defensive tackle, and Lawrence Taylor as a linebacker in 1986. The sole special teams player to be named AP NFL MVP was Mark Moseley, who won as a placekicker in 1982.Thirteen awardees also won the Super Bowl (or NFL Championship Game prior to 1966) in the same season. However, this has not occurred since 1999, when MVP Kurt Warner won Super Bowl XXXIV with the St. Louis Rams. Since then, nine AP NFL MVPs have led their team to the Super Bowl and were defeated each time. This has led to claims in recent years that there is a "curse" preventing the awardee's team from winning the Super Bowl.Eight NFL franchises have not produced an MVP, the Baltimore Ravens, New York Jets, Houston Texans, Jacksonville Jaguars, St. Louis/Phoenix/Arizona Cardinals, Philadelphia Eagles, New Orleans Saints, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The Green Bay Packers and Indianapolis/Baltimore Colts have had the most overall winners with seven and the most unique winners with four different players winning the award.

Associated Press NFL Offensive Player of the Year Award

The Associated Press NFL Offensive Player of the Year Award is given annually by the Associated Press (AP) to the offensive player in the National Football League (NFL) deemed to have had the most outstanding season. The winner is chosen by votes from a nationwide panel of sportswriters who regularly follow the NFL. Multiple-time awardees include Marshall Faulk and Earl Campbell, both of whom won the award three times, each consecutively. Jerry Rice, Barry Sanders, Tom Brady, Terrell Davis, Drew Brees, and Peyton Manning have each won the award twice. The award is currently held by quarterback Patrick Mahomes of the Kansas City Chiefs, who received it for the 2018 NFL season after leading the league with 5,381 passing yards and 50 touchdowns.Every winner of the award has been either a running back or a quarterback, with the exception of Rice, who won twice as a wide receiver. Running backs have been awarded 26 times, followed by quarterbacks, with 20 awards. Of the 47 winners, 28 were also named the AP NFL Most Valuable Player in the same season. Since 2011, both awards have been given out at the annual NFL Honors ceremony along with other AP awards, including the AP NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award and AP NFL Offensive and Defensive Rookie of the Year Awards.Players are often awarded after record-breaking or near-record-breaking offensive seasons. Running back O. J. Simpson won the award for 1973 after rushing for a record 2,003 yards, becoming the first NFL player to rush for 2,000 yards in a season. When his record was broken by Eric Dickerson in 1984, Dickerson placed second in voting behind quarterback Dan Marino, who that year was the first to pass for 5,000 yards in a season. Marino's 5,084 yards stood as the record for 27 years before being broken by Drew Brees in 2011, who won that season's award. In turn, 2013 winner Peyton Manning set league single-season records for passing yards (5,477) and passing touchdowns (55).

History of Kansas City Chiefs quarterbacks

31 quarterbacks have started for the National Football League's Kansas City Chiefs since their franchise began. The team has also had numerous backup quarterbacks that have stolen the spotlight from the starters.Under Len Dawson, the Texans/Chiefs won three American Football League championships and appeared in two Super Bowl championship games. Dawson was named Most Valuable Player following the Chiefs' victory in Super Bowl IV. Dawson played a total of 13 seasons with Kansas City and retired with many franchise records. Despite never having success in developing and drafting a quality quarterback of their own, the Chiefs have achieved success under many veteran quarterbacks, including Dave Krieg, Joe Montana, Elvis Grbac, Trent Green and Alex Smith. The Chiefs have often relied on veteran leadership at the position.


Hunt's is the name of a brand of preserved tomato products owned by Conagra Brands. The company was founded in 1888, in Sebastopol, California, as the Hunt Bros. Fruit Packing Co. by Joseph and William Hunt. The brothers relocated to nearby Santa Rosa in 1890, and then to Hayward in 1895. This small canning operation grew rapidly, focused on canning the products of California's booming fruit and vegetable industries. By 1941, the plant shipped a hundred million cans of soup, fruits, vegetables, and juices annually.In 1943, Hunt's was taken over by Norton Simon's Val Vita Food Products - a competing firm founded in the early 1930s and based in Fullerton, California. The merged firm kept the Hunt's name and incorporated as Hunt Food and Industries, Inc. The new management decided to focus the company on canned tomato products, particularly prepared tomato sauce.

The Wesson Oil & Snowdrift Company merged with Hunt's Foods, Inc. in 1960 to become Hunt-Wesson Foods. Hunt-Wesson merged with the McCall Corporation and Canada Dry to form Norton Simon Inc. in 1968. Norton Simon was acquired by Esmark in 1983, which merged with Beatrice Foods the next year. In 1985, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts acquired Beatrice with the goal of selling off businesses. Hunt-Wesson, the company which included the Hunt's brands, was sold in 1990 to agribusiness giant ConAgra Foods.

In 1999, ConAgra Grocery Products (the former Hunt-Wesson) moved from Fullerton to Irvine, California. The Irvine office was closed in 2006.Besides several varieties of canned tomato sauce, the Hunt's brand appears on tomato paste, diced, whole, stewed, pureed and crushed tomatoes, organic and No Salt Added tomato products, spaghetti sauce, ketchup, barbecue sauce, canned potatoes, canned peaches and Hunt's Family Favorites line of canned recipe helpers. The Hunt's brand name also appears on Manwich brand sloppy joes products and formerly Hunt's Snack Pack Pudding. Reddi-wip whipped cream was originally also under the Hunt's banner.

In May 2010, Hunt's ketchup temporarily removed high fructose corn syrup from its ingredients. The new ingredients were "tomatoes, sugar, vinegar, salt and other seasonings". The product changed back to high fructose corn syrup in May 2012.As of May 2017 the sugar based version has been available for some time in the US, labeled as 100% Natural Tomato Ketchup and in the specific sizes; 20 oz, 28 oz, 38.5 oz, and 62 oz.

In December 2018, NFL quarterback Patrick Mahomes II signed an endorsement deal with Hunt's. Mahomes is well-known for his love of ketchup, putting it on his steak and his macaroni.

Kansas City Chiefs awards

This page details awards won by the Kansas City Chiefs, a professional American football team from the National Football League. The Chiefs have never had a winner of the Coach of the Year award, Offensive Rookie of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year. The Chiefs are tied with the Chicago Bears for the most winners of the Walter Payton Man of the Year award with 5.

The most recent winner of a major NFL award is Patrick Mahomes who won league MVP for the 2018 season, the Chiefs first ever winner of league MVP.

The Chiefs have two awards that are awarded by the team which are voted on by the players and coaches. The Derrick Thomas award is awarded to the team MVP and the Mack Lee Hill award is awarded to the Rookie of the Year.

Kliff Kingsbury

Kliff Timothy Kingsbury (born August 9, 1979) is the head coach of the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League (NFL). During his playing career, Kingsbury held many NCAA Division I passing records. On January 8, 2019, the Cardinals hired him as their head coach, replacing Steve Wilks.

Kingsbury served as head coach of his alma mater, Texas Tech University, from 2013 to 2018. Prior to being named head coach of the Red Raiders, Kingsbury was the offensive coordinator for Texas A&M University, coaching Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel during the 2012 season. Kingsbury began his coaching career as an assistant for the University of Houston from 2008–2011.

Len Dawson

Leonard Ray Dawson (born June 20, 1935) is a former American football quarterback and a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He played 19 seasons for three professional teams, the last 14 seasons with the Dallas Texans/Kansas City Chiefs, and played college football at Purdue University.

Dawson led the Texans/Chiefs to three American Football League Championships (1962, 1966, 1969), and a victory in Super Bowl IV over the Minnesota Vikings, for which he won the game's MVP award. Dawson retired from professional football after the 1975 season, and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1987. He is former sports director at KMBC-TV in Kansas City and former color analyst for the Chiefs Radio Network. Dawson owned the Chiefs single season passing touchdown record which he set in 1964 with 30 touchdowns. The record stood until November 11, 2018 when Patrick Mahomes threw his 31st touchdown of the 2018 season.

List of Kansas City Chiefs records

This article details statistics relating to the Kansas City Chiefs National Football League (NFL) American football team, including career, single season and games records.

List of Kansas City Chiefs starting quarterbacks

The Kansas City Chiefs are a professional American football team based in Kansas City, Missouri. The Chiefs are a member of the Western Division of the American Football Conference in the National Football League (NFL). Originally named the Dallas Texans, the club was founded by Lamar Hunt in 1960 as a charter member of the American Football League. In 1963, the team moved to Kansas City, Missouri and were renamed the Kansas City Chiefs.

The Chiefs have had 37 different starting quarterbacks in their franchise's history, 21 of which have started at least 10 games. Cotton Davidson was the team's first starting quarterback; he played all 14 games for the Texans in their inaugural 1960 season. Davidson played with the franchise from 1960 to 1962, and was traded in 1963 to the Oakland Raiders. Len Dawson signed with on July 2, 1962 and played for the franchise for 14 seasons. With Dawson as the team's starter, the Texans/Chiefs won three American Football League championships and appeared in two Super Bowl championship games. Dawson was named Most Valuable Player after the Chiefs' victory in Super Bowl IV and retired in 1975 with several franchise records. Three future Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinees played for Kansas City: Dawson, Joe Montana, and Warren Moon. In the 2008 season, the Chiefs started three quarterbacks: Brodie Croyle, Damon Huard, and Tyler Thigpen. After Croyle and Huard were sidelined by injuries, Thigpen played in eleven games, winning one and losing ten. In 2009 and 2010, Matt Cassel started 15 of 16 games each season, while Croyle started the other 2 games.

List of NCAA major college football yearly total offense leaders

The list of college football yearly total offense leaders identifies the major college leaders for each season from 1937 to the present. It includes yearly leaders in two statistical categories: (1) total offense yards, and (2) total offense yards per game. From 1937 to 1969, the NCAA determined its national total offense individual title based on total yardage. Starting in 1970, the NCAA began making that determination based on total offense yards per game.

List of NFL quarterbacks with 5,000 passing yards in a season

Passing for 5,000 yards in a single regular season is a rare achievement in the National Football League (NFL). Seven different quarterbacks have accomplished the feat, Dan Marino was the first when he set an NFL record with 5,084 yards passing in 1984. Marino's record remained intact for over a decade after his retirement in 1999. Peyton Manning currently holds the record with 5,477 passing yards in 2013, with Drew Brees being exactly one yard short of this mark. Drew Brees is the only NFL quarterback to reach 5,000 yards more than once, having done so five times. In 2011 three different players, Tom Brady, Drew Brees, and Matt Stafford threw for over 5,000 yards. Patrick Mahomes and Ben Roethlisberger are the most recent to do so, both accomplishing it in 2018. NFL quarterbacks have passed for 5,000 yards in a season 11 times. However,only two of these quarterbacks also threw for 50 touchdowns in the same season, Peyton Manning in 2013 and Patrick Mahomes in 2018. Marino and Mahomes both turned 23 in September of the years they threw for 5,000 yards making them tied for the youngest quarterbacks to throw for 5,000 yards. Despite the rarity of a 5,000 yard season, only three quarterbacks were named MVP the year of their 5,000 season, Marino, Manning, and Mahomes.

Pat Mahomes

Patrick Lavon Mahomes (born August 9, 1970) is a former American professional baseball pitcher. He played in Major League Baseball from 1992 to 2003 for the Minnesota Twins, Boston Red Sox, New York Mets, Texas Rangers, Chicago Cubs, and Pittsburgh Pirates. He also pitched in two seasons in Nippon Professional Baseball, 1997 and 1998, for the Yokohama BayStars. He most recently played for the Grand Prairie AirHogs of the independent American Association in 2009. He is the father of NFL quarterback Patrick Mahomes.

Texas Tech Red Raiders football statistical leaders

The Texas Tech Red Raiders football statistical leaders are individual statistical leaders of the Texas Tech Red Raiders football program in various categories, including passing, rushing, receiving, total offense, defensive stats, and kicking. Within those areas, the lists identify single-game, single-season and career leaders. The Red Raiders represent Texas Tech University in the NCAA's Big 12 Conference.

Texas Tech began competing in intercollegiate football in 1925. These lists are dominated by more recent players for several reasons:

Since 1950, seasons have increased from 9 games to 10, 11 and then 12 games in length.

The NCAA didn't allow freshmen to play varsity football until 1972 (with the exception of the World War II years), allowing players to have four-year careers.

Bowl games only began counting toward single-season and career statistics in 2002. The Red Raiders have played in a bowl game in all but two seasons since 2002.

Since 2000, the Red Raiders have run a high-octane air raid offense under head coaches Mike Leach, Tommy Tubberville, and Kliff Kingsbury. The passing and receiving lists are dominated by players from this era, although the rushing lists are not.The statistics below are updated through the 2016 season.

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