Whitehouse junior Patrick Mahomes never has an off season. Whether he's on the basketball court, the baseball mound or the football field, he always wants the ball.
"I like being the person with the game on the line," said Mahomes. "I like having that pressure on me. I guess that feeling to me is something special.
It's a feeling his father, Pat Mahomes knows all too well. A three sport star at Lindale, Mahomes went on to pitch 12 big league seasons.
"I feel a little more pressure with him (dad) being a famous athlete," said Patrick. "He doesn't put any pressure on me. He just wants me to be the best me I can be and that helps a lot."
Like father, like son. Twenty years after Pat was drafted by the Minnesota Twins, Patrick Mahomes is also a pro prospect. However, the game of baseball may have some competition.
"He's been bitten by the football bug," said Pat Mahomes about his son. "I didn't know how good he'd be at football. I knew he had a good arm."
In just 8 games as a varsity quarterback, Mahomes has become one of the best quarterbacks in Texas. He's thrown for 27 touchdowns, helping lead Whitehouse football to it's first 8 and 0 start in school history.
"To be honest I tried to talk him out of playing before the season started," said Pat Mahomes. "Playing three sports and making good grades it's a lot. There's always a chance you could get freak injury and hamper things he's been doing. I'm glad we decided he wanted to play."
Patrick loves the challenge.
"I always try to be the best at everything," said Patrick. "Me playing three sports and being good at them, that's what my goal was. I achieved it and it was like what's next?"
What's next is a very difficult decision.
"I can see myself playing college quarterback and playing baseball at the same time," said Patrick. "Me and my parents will make that decision."
For now, Mahomes want to focus on the present, leading Whitehouse to its deepest playoff run ever.
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