Patrick Mahomes Encourages Texas Tech Students During Commencement Speech
Chiefs Quarterback Patrick Mahomes addressed students at Texas Tech during the school’s virtual commencement ceremony, Saturday.
Ronald Martinez / Getty Images
“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,” Mahomes said.
The Superbowl MVP spoke for a total of two minutes.
“But the world is in a different place today than it was just a few weeks ago,” he continued. “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 a day to celebrate, to look back on the friends you 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.”
Mahomes played quarterback for Texas Tech from 2014 through 2016.