Patrick Mahomes may be a two time Super Bowl champion, two time Super Bowl and NFL MVP and basically the face of the NFL but his greatness started out on the diamond. Mahomes, a former 96-MPH pitcher at Whitehouse High School, was a top baseball prospect in high school. He was even drafted in the 37th-round of the MLB Draft by the Detroit Tigers but decided to pursue a football scholarship to Texas Tech instead.
On one occasion, Mahomes even out-dueled a future MLB pitcher in a high school baseball game. Future White Sox pitcher Michael Kopech played against Mahomes as a part of Mount Pleasant (TX) High School and was outplayed by the future NFL star back in 2014.
Mahomes tossed a no-hitter in the game while Kopech had to settle for being drafted by the Boston Red Sox. Kopech was later traded to Chicago where he still plays for the White Sox.