Patrick Mahomes Tells 2020 Class to Go Win Their Own Super Bowls
The former NFL MVP, East Texas high school star, and Texas Tech Red Raider, Patrick Mahomes, addressed the 2020 Texas Tech graduates this morning telling them to, "Go out and win your Super Bowl!" Mahomes told them that he understood the strange nature of their final semester, but that Red Raiders were built to persevere in difficult times.
The opening statement was a concise depiction of what Mahomes has done in his own career on the field. When the chips are down, he makes a play. No one is better than Mahomes on 3rd and long.
He closed by saying to go show the world what it means to be a Red Raider and to be from Lubbock, Texas. That's exactly what Mahomes does in his everyday life.
Here's the complete transcript of what Mahomes had to say:
Class of 2020, congratulations! You did it! You made it, and I’m beyond excited that I get to share this celebration with my fellow Red Raiders. I know this isn’t the graduation ceremony that you and your families had envisioned but that doesn’t change the outcome or all the hard work, long hours and sacrifices that you made to achieve this milestone. I know this is for sure not how you imagined spending your last days as a student. I’m sure you’d rather be hitting up Chimy’s or Broadway to celebrate this day, but the world is in a different place today than it was just a few weeks ago, and as Red Raiders, we’re built to persevere in difficult times. We’ve all had to take a moment and learn to adjust to these new challenges, and when the odds are stacked against us, we make a play, and I can tell you, this is going to make us all more competitive and hungrier than ever. Remember, this is still a day to celebrate – to look back on your friends you’ve made, the professors who have changed your life and the memories that you will cherish forever. Whatever plans lie in front of you, I have no doubt you will go out there and show the world what it means to come from Lubbock, Texas. Go out and win your Super Bowl! Congrats, class of 2020. I can’t wait to see what you do next.
Watch the whole commencement ceremony here: