What a roller coaster of a season it has been for Dak Prescott. He became our favorite quarterback only after Tyler Russell had to sit out three games from a concussion. He has perfected the hat-trick plays. He has been compared to Tim Tebow multiple times. He has also inspired Twitter fans to come up with some very creative hashtags using his name.
The downward end of the roller coaster is his throwing interceptions and causing turnovers, leading to a game loss. He also seems to have an enemy on campus, as another student whom he did not know, randomly and unexpectedly kicked him in the shin and ran off.
On a sad note, this past Sunday, Dak’s mother passed away. She was only 52, but had battled a lengthy, hard fight with colon cancer, and was going through chemotherapy. Dak went home to Louisiana Sunday evening to be with family. He has permission to stay as long as needed.
Coach Dan Mullen commented on the situation, saying: “The Mississippi State football family is completely saddened by the passing of Dak Prescott’s mom, Peggy. They shared an extraordinary mother-son relationship. We know Dak will carry on her great strength and kindness. Please pray for Dak and his family as they go through this difficult time. We also kindly ask that you please respect their privacy.”
Mississippi State plays Texas A&M this coming Saturday, in College Station. At this time no one knows whether or not Dak will be playing with the team–of course it is perfectly understandable for him to miss a game with these unfortunate circumstances.
Fans of Prescott are encouraged to leave notes on the “Huddle Up 4 Cancer” Facebook page, which she ironically inspired someone to start.