Rayne Dakota Prescott is an American football quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League. He played college football for the Mississippi State Bulldogs and was selected by the Cowboys in the fourth round of the 2016 NFL Draft. He is the youngest of Peggy Prescott’s three children. Peggy had colon cancer and died on November 3, 2013.
About Dak Prescott in brief
Rayne Dakota Prescott is an American football quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League. He played college football for the Mississippi State Bulldogs and was selected by the Cowboys in the fourth round of the 2016 NFL Draft. Prescott set several rookie quarterback records and was named the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year, and also earned a Pro Bowl selection. During the 2015 season he became the fourth player in FBS history to pass for 60 touchdowns and rush for 40 touchdowns in a career, joining Dan LeFevour of Central Michigan, Tim Tebow of Florida, and Colin Kaepernick of Nevada. His career passer rating of 97. 3 currently ranks fourth all-time. He was the MVP of the 2013 Liberty Bowl after leading the Bulldogs to a 44–7 win over the Rice Owls. He won the Conerly Trophy, was a finalist for the Maxwell Award, the Davey O’Brien Award, and the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm award. He also finished eighth in the 2014 Heisman Trophy voting and received two first place votes. In the Bulldogs’ 2015 game against Arkansas he set the school record for a single game record and tied the SEC game record for seven touchdowns. He is the youngest of Peggy Prescott’s three children. Peggy had colon cancer and died on November 3, 2013. She worked as a manager of a truck stop, and Prescott attended Haughton High School in Haughon, Louisiana, where he played football forThe Buccaneers.
He completed 159-of-258 passes for 2,860 yards and 39 touchdowns. As a senior, he also rushed for 951 yards on 90 attempts with 17 touchdowns, and led Haugton to become 2010 District 1-AAAA Champions. Prescott was redshirted as a true freshman with Mississippi State in 2011. In 2012, he played in 12 games, completing 18 of 29 passes for 194 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions. In 2013, he began as the backup to Tyler Russell again in the 2013 season, but took over as the starter when Russell suffered a concussion. In his first season as a full-time starter in 2014, Prescott led the Bulldogs to a 10–2 regular season record, its first #1 ranking in program history, and leading them to the Orange Bowl. In 2014, he was named a 2014 Honorable Mention All-American by SI. com, was named to the 2014 First-Team All-SEC team by the AP, Coaches, and ESPN. com and was on the 2014 SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll. He also won the Manning Award Player of the Week five times and the 2014SEC Offensive Player ofthe Week three times. In 2015, he passed for 348 yards and 117 touchdowns to go with 117 yards and a touchdown in the Sugar Bowl victory over Kentucky; he also scored four rushing touchdowns, with 110 yards on 32 carries. He ranks 4th in SEC history with 107 touchdowns responsible for and fifth in total yards with 11,153.