It's no secret that Texas Tech has been gifted with many talented quarterbacks for the past few years since Mike Leach was head coach. It definitely goes without saying that Patrick Mahomes is been one of the most talented quarterbacks of them all. But to be so down-to-earth as to take time during dinner to snap pictures and sign autographs? Now that's rare.

Mahomes was spotted at the local Applebee's at 4025 on South Loop 289 late Thursday night. He put aside placing an order to show some love to his West Texas fans and fellow diners.

The record-breaking quarterback was with a group of people when, naturally, he was bombarded by fans asking for pictures and autographs. Like the kind West Texan that he is, Mahomes put aside ordering his chicken strips to take pictures and sign autographs. He even signed a football for one special fan.

While we're all sure happy to see Mahomes take on a new journey as he heads down the path of potentially becoming a professional athlete, we sure will miss him.

Special thanks to Mark Plumeri for the pictures.

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