Dak Prescott has been Mississippi State’s best (and favorite) quarterback in recent history. He has the style, charm, play-making abilities, and triple threat talent that doesn’t come around very often. Mississippi State is his team, and equally his family, as the whole state adopted him as their brother/son when his mother unfortunately passed away from cancer a couple years ago.
On top of setting multiple records last year, Prescott has already put up new records this season for the Bulldogs.
Most recently, he eclipsed Wayne Madkin as Mississippi State’s all-time leading passer in a 62-13 win over Northwestern State, achieving an astounding 6,382 career passing yards.
Typically humble, Dak brushed it off saying,
“I heard ‘And that makes Dak Prescott’ and then the crowd started screaming,” he recalled. “Then I got to the sideline and just heard, ‘Congrats, congrats,’ and I didn’t really know what the exact record was until later.”
He continued, “It’s all cool, I really don’t think too much about what record I broke or what all it really means, It’s early in the year. We still have a long way to go. It doesn’t mean much right now.”
Coach Mullen boasted about Prescott after the Northwestern game,
“He’s probably a pretty good player,” he joked.
“It shows what type of player he is. He’s a special player for us. Holding all of those school records is unbelievable and fantastic. He’s a program-changing player, he really is. I say that not just in what he does on the field, but more what he does off the field. Mississippi State, I don’t know how many guys they’ve had like Dak Prescott that bring the fanfare he does. Whether it’s in Dawg Walk, or coming off the field or fans or all of that stuff. I don’t know if we’ve had a lot of those players where we have a player who is a national, household name. That’s really a program-changing deal.”
There you have it, folks. We do indeed love Dak. We’ve embraced him. He’s our adopted brother. And he’s a really nice guy.
To see his lengthy list of accomplishments, click here http://www.hailstate.com/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=205181711
– Prescott led the 2014 team to a 10-win regular season.
– The quarterback placed eighth in the Heisman Trophy voting in 2014, the highest finish in school history.
– He has been on 3 Sports Illustrated covers
– One of five QB’s in the SEC to have at least 2,000 career rushing yards. (Tim Tebow and Johnny Manziel are also in this group)
Compiled by year:
2015 National Player of the Year Candidate
2015 Preseason All-American (Athlon Sports, Phil Steele)
2014 Maxwell Award Finalist
2014 Davey O’Brien Award Finalist
2014 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Finalist
2014 Manning Award Finalist
2014 Heisman Trophy voting (eighth)
2014 Conerly Trophy Winner
2014 Honorable Mention All-American (SI.com)
2014 First-Team All-SEC (AP, Coaches, ESPN.com)
2014 SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll
2014 Manning Award Player of Week (vs. UAB, at LSU, vs. Texas A&M, vs. Auburn; vs. Vanderbilt)
2014 24/7 Sports National Offensive Player of Week (at LSU)
2014 Athlon Sports Player of Week (at LSU, vs. A&M)
2014 Davey’ O Brien Player of Week (at LSU, vs. A&M)
2014 Maxwell Award Player of Week (at LSU, vs. A&M)
2014 SEC Offensive Player of Week (at LSU; vs. Auburn; vs. Vanderbilt)
2013 Liberty Bowl MVP
2013 SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll
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