What I’m Hearing: Mahomes has worked hard during the off season and it shows
It’s been said that “youth is wasted on the young.” But that’s not true in all cases — especially in professional sports.
While an athlete’s career can take any number of paths, the best of the best show excellence at a very young age.
Take, for example, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, who turns 25 on Thursday. In just two seasons as a starter, he’s won an NFL MVP award and led his team to a Super Bowl championship. That’s a pretty solid resume already.
If anyone were foolish enough to compile a list of the top athletes 25 and under, Mahomes would certainly have to be included. But who else would make the cut?
Here are 25 more 25-and-under sports stars who are precociously prolific in accumulating athletic accolades:
Ronald Acuña Jr., 22, baseball. The Atlanta Braves outfielder won the National League rookie of…