EAST TEXAS (KLTV) - Whitehouse-native and Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes has received not just one, but two nominations for the 2019 ESPYS.
Mahomes was nominated for both Best Male Athlete and Best NFL Player. He did not get the sweep East Texans fans hoped for. Mahomes lost out on Male Athlete of the Year to NBA player Giannis Anteokounmpo.
Mahomes had a record-breaking season with 50 touchdowns and over 5000 yards. He also won the MVP award as well as the Offensive Player of the Year award during the 2019 NFL Honors Banquet.
He was selected as the AFC Offensive Player of the Week multiple times throughout the season and was also selected as 2018 NFL MVP of the Year and Offensive Player of the Year by the Professional Football Writers of America.
Another East Texan has also been nominated for an ESPY as well. Steve Torrence, of Kilgore, was nominated in the Best Driver category. Other nominees in the category include Lewis Hamilton (Formula One), Scott Dixon (Indy), and Kyle Busch (NASCAR).
Mount Pleasant native Norm Duke has been nominated for Best Bowler. According to the Professional Bowlers Association, Duke has 40 PBA tour titles since he joined in 1982.