Baby named after Patrick Mahomes celebrates 1st birthday as Chiefs return to Super Bowl

Baby named after Patrick Mahomes celebrates 1st birthday as Chiefs return to Super Bowl

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (KSHB/CNN) - The second Super Bowl run for the Kansas City Chiefs is special for so many fans.

But for one family, a Chiefs’ Super Bowl appearance will always be tied to something a little more special.

It’s been a year and not much has changed. There’s red and gold and the Chiefs are back in the Super Bowl.

Patrick is a year older and a year more experienced, but we’re not talking about Patrick Mahomes.

Patrick Steppe was born on February 2, 2020.

“They actually wheeled her into the post-op 10 minutes before kickoff,” Kyle Steppe said.

The Steppes are a Chiefs family through and through; and in 2020, mom and dad placed a bet.

“Alright, if I go into labor during a Chiefs game, we’ll name him Patrick,” Heather Steppe recalled.

Right on cue, this little champion was delivered. Even throwing his hands up for a touchdown.

It gained the attention of Patrick Mahomes.

In a video on his Facebook page, Mahomes had this message for the family:

“Hey, Kyle and Heather. Appreciate the support. Love the baby’s name. Hope he’s as good a football player as I am.”

Already, mom and dad say he’s mastered his entrance; and like the rest of the family, he’s ready for the big game.

“To see this game is going to be such a monumental game,” Kyle Steppe said.

In more ways than one.

While Super Bowl LIV was Patrick’s day, Super Bowl LV is his older brother’s day. Vincent turns 7 on Super Bowl Sunday.

“We got two Steppe boys and both of them will be having back-to-back Chiefs Super Bowl birthday,” Kyle Steppe said.

And, hopefully, two back-to-back wins.

The Kansas City Chiefs take on the Tampa Bay Bucs on Sunday at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.

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