Everybody knows who Patrick Mahomes is. People even know his father who was a former MLB pitcher. Even his godfather, LaTroy Hawkins, threw in the big leagues as well.
Jackson Mahomes is pretty known these days as well, but he doesn’t play sports. It wasn’t always like that.
The younger brother of Patrick Mahomes didn’t have it easy living in his brother’s shadow, but he is now claiming that TikTok has helped him get out from under it.
“I loved basketball, I played it for so long, but I wasn’t in love with it when I had the opportunity to go to college,” Jackson said. “So, after that, I was very, like, lonely, upset. I didn’t know what I was going to do with my life.”
He explained that his life began to change with the help of TikTok.
“Growing up, in everything I did, it was always like, ‘Oh, look, it’s Patrick Mahomes’ brother,'” Jackson said.
“I’ll never forget the first time that I was at a football game or at a store when people came up to me noticing me as Jackson from TikTok and not just Patrick Mahomes’ brother.”
Jackson is now a verified user on TikTok with nearly 1 million followers.
“I found my most confident self when I realized that it’s OK to be unathletic,” he said.