Patrick Mahomes is one of the most successful and popular players in the National Football League (NFL). He has led the Kansas City Chiefs to three consecutive Super Bowl appearances, winning one of them and earning two Most Valuable Player (MVP) awards. He is also the highest-paid athlete in North America, signing a 10-year contract extension worth up to $503 million in 2020. But who are the people behind his remarkable achievements? Who are Patrick Mahomes’ parents?
Patrick Mahomes Parents
Patrick Mahomes’ parents are Pat Mahomes Sr. and Randi Martin. They met in Texas, where they both grew up and attended high school. Pat Mahomes Sr. was a professional baseball player who pitched for six different teams in Major League Baseball (MLB) from 1992 to 2003. Randi Martin was a stay-at-home mom who supported her son’s athletic pursuits from an early age. The couple divorced in 2006, when Patrick was 11 years old, but they remained on good terms and co-parented their two sons, Patrick and Jackson. They also have two grandchildren, Sterling Skye and Patrick “Bronze” Lavon III, from Patrick’s marriage to Brittany Matthews Mahomes.
Patrick Mahomes’ parents have played a significant role in his development as a person and as an athlete. They have instilled in him the values of hard work, humility, and family. They have also encouraged him to pursue his passions and talents, whether it was baseball, basketball, or football. They have been his biggest fans and supporters throughout his career, attending his games and celebrating his accomplishments.
Father: Patrick Mahomes Sr.
Patrick Mahomes Sr. is an African-American, who also played in the MLB back in the day. He played for six MLB teams from 1992 to 2003 and was a solid relief pitcher for the team. During his career in the MLB, Patrick played for teams including the Minnesota Twins, Boston Red Sox, New York Mets, Texas Rangers, Chicago Cubs, and Pittsburgh Pirates.
Patrick made his debut for the Minnesota Twins on the 4th of April 1992. He stayed with the twins until 1996 and appeared in a total of 114 games. After a 4-year run with the Twins, Patrick decided to move to Boston Red Sox and spent a single season. After being released by the Red Sox in 1997, Patrick moved to Yokohama Bay Stars of Nippon Pro Baseball. He arrived in the mid of the 1997 season and pitched for them in 1998. He was signed up by New York Mets in 1998 and pitched for two seasons, after which he was a free agent. In 2001, Patrick played for Texas Rangers but moved to Chicago Cubs in 2002, and Pittsburgh Pirates in 2003. He retired from MLB with a 42-39 win/loss record, an ERA of 5.47, and 452 strikeouts.
Calling time on his MLB career, Patrick moved to minor leagues and played from 2003 to 2008. He played for Nashville Sounds, Las Vegas 51s, Long Island Ducks, Sioux Falls Canaries, Toronto Blue Jays, Sioux Falls, and Grand Prairie.
While Patrick is incredibly proud of his son, he first thought that his son would take up baseball.
“If I was a betting man back then, I would’ve made a bet that he was going to do baseball. I know that he could’ve made it to the big leagues. Some of the guys he played with in high school, they made it to the big leagues and he was every bit as good as they were. I think he had a chance, but I think now he made a good choice. If he had just focused on the mound, we’d be talking about somebody throwing 94-95. How he throws a football is a lot like how he throws a baseball.”
Mother: Randi Martin
While Randi Martin was never directly involved in sports, she played a big part in Patrick Holmes II’s career. She made sure her son went to college and taught him humility along the way. She believed in her son all the way and never had a moment of doubt.
“I knew he’d be a professional athlete when he was 7. I’m serious. There was never a question to him, and I knew he had the talent.”
Even though Randi and Patrick Holmes Sr. divorced when Holmes II was quite young, the pair always made sure that they were there for their son.