Patrick Mahomes II Makes His Way in Pro Football

Patrick Mahomes II will make his NFL debut in Week 17 of the 2017 season with the Kansas City Chiefs and figures to be their quarterback of the future.  He was a first-round draft choice (10th overall pick) of the Chiefs out of Texas Tech in the 2017 NFL Draft.

He is the son of Pat Mahomes Sr., a former major-league pitcher during 1992 to 2003.  Appearing as a relief pitcher for most of his 11 seasons, Mahomes Sr. compiled a career record of 43-29 and 5.47 ERA.  He made a post-season appearance with the New York Mets in 1999.

Mahomes Jr. was a star baseball player in high school.  He was selected by the Detroit Tigers in the 37th round of the 2014 MLB Draft, but decided to pursue a football career instead.

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These Sons of Major Leaguers Chose Football

Major League Baseball has had over 200 father-son combinations who both played in the big-leagues.  But the sons of major-leaguers don’t always choose their father’s sport. Sometimes they don’t want the pressure of having to follow in their father’s baseball footsteps.  Sometimes they want to make a name for themselves by trying to excel another sport.

This year’s college football season features several prominent sons of former major leaguers.  Not surprising, they play in offensive skill positions on the gridiron. Below is a list of the more notable of these college players, their current teams, their father’s names and their father’s years in major-league baseball.

Shane Buechele, University of Texas QB, son of Steve Buechele (1985-1995)

Torii Hunter Jr., University of Notre Dame WR, son of Torii Hunter Sr. (1997-2015)

Trey Griffey, University of Arizona WR, son of Ken Griffey Jr. (1989-2010)

Pat Mahomes II, University of Texas Tech QB, son of Pat Mahomes Sr. (1992-2003)

Dante Pettis, University of Washington WR/KR, son of Gary Pettis (1982-1992)

Kenny Hill, Texas Christian University QB, son of Ken Hill (1988-2001)

Derek McLemore, University of Houston WR, son of Mark McLemore (1986-2004)

Brandon Johnson, University of Tennessee WR, son of Charles Johnson (1994 – 2005)

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