Mahomes helped motivate Tech to Final Four win

Big Tournament

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The celebrity factor is always high at the Final Four, and Texas Tech and Michigan State each had a hotshot NFL quarterback on their side in the house in Minneapolis.

Kansas City’s Patrick Mahomes III rooted on his Red Raiders, with Chiefs teammate Travis Kelce sitting next to him in the seats.  Texas Tech players say having him there helped motivate them to victory.  Players say he addressed the team prior to tip-off.

Minnesota’s Kirk Cousins cheered on his Spartans, in the same stadium where he’ll play for the Vikings in the fall.

Cousins and Mahomes traded tweets earlier in the day, with Cousins sending a #GoGreen hash tag with a GIF of the Sparty mascot at Mahomes. Mahomes directed a #GunsUp hash tag with a GIF of mascot Raider Red at Cousins.

Both NFL stars were shown on the scoreboard, prompting loud roars from the respective fan bases.

Cousins is third on the current NFL list of average annual contract value for quarterbacks at $28 million. Mahomes, the 2018 NFL MVP, is 32nd at $4.1 million.

Copyright 2019 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Don't Miss

More Don't Miss

Trending Stories

Recent Videos

Lego is releasing braille legos

Thumbnail for the video titled "Lego is releasing braille legos"

Birthdays & Anniversaries 9-23-19

Thumbnail for the video titled "Birthdays & Anniversaries 9-23-19"

Burkburnett bomb threat

Thumbnail for the video titled "Burkburnett bomb threat"

David Cannon, terroristic threat

Thumbnail for the video titled "David Cannon, terroristic threat"

Terroristic threats arrest, skyler gaines

Thumbnail for the video titled "Terroristic threats arrest, skyler gaines"

Local hiring event

Thumbnail for the video titled "Local hiring event"

Iowa Park food pantry

Thumbnail for the video titled "Iowa Park food pantry"

Nocona General Hospital renovations complete with ribbon cutting- Ara Washburn

Thumbnail for the video titled "Nocona General Hospital renovations complete with ribbon cutting- Ara Washburn"

Border Report Live Blog: Newly renovated wall opens in San Diego

Thumbnail for the video titled "Border Report Live Blog: Newly renovated wall opens in San Diego"

Altus PD Investigates Sunday Morning Homicide

Thumbnail for the video titled "Altus PD Investigates Sunday Morning Homicide"

Bernie Sanders

Thumbnail for the video titled "Bernie Sanders"

Iowa Park food pantry remodel

Thumbnail for the video titled "Iowa Park food pantry remodel"
Get FREE Text Alerts
Report It

Latest News

More Local News