While Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes pbadionately applauded his alma mater, Texas Tech, from the stands of US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis on Saturday night, the words he shared with Red Raider players that same were the most important as they made their way to a 61-51 win over Michigan State in the Final Four of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament.
"He came to our film session and said he is proud of us," said sophomore Davide Moretti. "We did something that nobody [at Texas Tech] He has done it before. He was encouraging us and he said that we have this, because he knows how hard we play and how hard we have worked for it. He will cheer his bad for us. "
And he cheered his bad what he did.
The chambers of transmission followed Mahomes, who was accompanied by his girlfriend Brittany, the team mate of the Chiefs Travis Kelce and Kayce's girlfriend, Kayla Nicole, throughout the night, capturing some iconic moments and cheers of the NFL MVP .
"It was great," said Redshirt senior Norense Odiase. "He was excited, you could see his blood running, his veins leaping. turn. Travis Kelce was also there. It was a blessing that those guys came. "
During Mahomes' time as Texas Tech quarterback from 2014 to 2016, he threw for a total of 11,252 yards and 93 touchdowns, setting NCAA records for pbading yards in a single game (734) and offensive total yards (819). in a victory over Oklahoma in October 2016.
Now, in just his second season in the NFL, the 23-year-old star has made great progress as the Chiefs' starting quarterback, which has strengthened his already impressive legacy in the Texas Tech athletic community.
"Big time, he's going to be a future Hall of Famer," said head guard Brandone Francis. "For me, maybe, one of the best quarterbacks out there, he and Tom Brady, those are the best, it's amazing that he takes his time and comes to show love and support, we all appreciate him. !
Texas Tech will now face Virginia for the NCAA National Championship on Monday at 8:20 p.m. Arrowhead time.