Patrick Mahomes vs. Jalen Hurts high school stats: Revisiting legendary Texas football careers

By | February 8, 2023

Patrick Mahomes and Jalen Hurts have both been on the national radar since well before their NFL careers took off, but neither was a five-star recruit coming out of high school.

Hurts was No. 192 player in 247Sports’ composite rankings for the class of 2016, ranking as the No. 29 player in the state of Texas, while Mahomes ranked No. 398 on 247Sports’ composite rankings and No. 50 in Texas in the class of 2014.

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From a pure numbers standpoint, though, both quarterbacks were electric in high school. Some NFL evaluators similarly weren’t sold by the big numbers both Mahomes and Hurts posted during their college career, but the pair has only continued to thrive at every level.

Take a look at the high school stats and highlights for both Texas-born Super Bowl 57 quarterbacks.

Patrick Mahomes high school stats

Season Games Completion Rate Yards TD-INT Rush Yards Rush TD
2012 12 56.7% 3,839 46-9 258 6
2013 13 58.0% 4,619 50-6 940 15
Total 25 57.4% 8,458 96-15 1,198 21

Mahomes was a two-year starter at Whitehouse High School in Texas, and he left a legacy. With 96 touchdown passes in 25 games, he put himself on national radars and launched a career that turned him into a future Hall of Fame quarterback.

Mahomes utilized his mobility more as a senior, rushing for 940 yards and 15 touchdowns to bring his touchdown total to a whopping 65 for the season. He committed to Texas Tech before his senior season.

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Jalen Hurts high school stats

Season Games Completion Rate Yards TD-INT Rush Yards Rush TD
2014 8 57.1% 1,987 15-4 806 17
2015 8 62.3% 1,536 18-3 941 17
Total 16 59.3% 3,523 33-7 1,747 34

Hurts didn’t post the gaudy numbers at Channelview High School that Mahomes did at Whitehouse, but he played nine fewer games in his two seasons and flashed insane ability with his legs.

Hurts averaged more than 100 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns per game each season, and he did a nice enough job avoiding turnovers as a passer to make himself a four-star prospect.

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The Channelview quarterback committed to Alabama after his junior season, and Hurts would later transfer to Oklahoma after falling behind Tua Tagovailoa on the Tide’s depth chart.

Patrick Mahomes high school highlights

Jalen Hurts high school highlights