"Mahomes small-town pedigree big plus for his Texas fans" by: Mike Reddell

   I think a lot of Texans were rooting for the Chiefs and their Super Bowl MVP quarterback Patrick Mahomes.
   Not only did the Texas Tech fandom celebrate the former Red Raider signal caller’s ascent into NFL greatness - there also is joy in Whitehouse, Texas, where Mahomes was a triple-sport letterman in football, basketball and baseball.
   A quick look at Whitehouse on Wikipedia was helpful in seeing where the youngest Super Bowl winning quarterback - he’s 24 -  hails from.
   Born in nearby Tyler, the 2014 Whitehouse High School graduate is remembered as “polite and respectful” in the agriculture-based railroad town near sprawling Lake Tyler.
   The 8,000-population town was flying the Chiefs’ red and gold flags on Sunday, when Whitehouse celebrated Patrick Mahomes Day.
   Mahomes’ father was a major league baseball player from 1992-2003, said Arizona Cardinal Coach Kliff Kingsbury who was Mahomes’ coach at Tech..
   Kingsbury said he first learned of Mahomes because of his father, who was from Lindale.
    Baker Mayfield’s departure from Tech to the Sooners cleared the way for Mahomes. Kingsbury fondly recalls the quarterback’s 734-yard passing day against Oklahoma in 2016
   There’s all sort of Texas wrapped in this Sunday, considering the Chiefs began as the Dallas Texans back in the day.

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