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#15 Dak Prescott
Position: QB
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 230
Year: Senior
Hometown: Haughton, LA
High School: Haughton HS
Experience: 3 Letters
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CAREER STATISTICS

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

CAREER: A Heisman Trophy hopeful who is one of the most inspiring leaders in MSU Athletics history ... Combines toughness with relentless effort and has demonstrated numerous times that he can will his team to victory ... Solid passer who can beat you in a multitude of ways from his arm to his feet ... Has a knack for extending plays and statistically is one of the greatest quarterbacks in SEC history … Coming off a season where he was a finalist for the Maxwell Award and finished eighth in the Heisman voting … Played in 36 career games with 20 starts and owns a 14-6 record as a starter ... Owns the best winning percentage as a starting quarterback in school history (.700) … Seeking to become the second player in SEC history to rush for 40 touchdowns and throw for 40 touchdowns in a career (Tim Tebow) … One of just two players nationally in the last seven seasons to average over 265 yards passing and 75 yards rushing per game in a season (Johnny Manziel, 2012) … Has accounted for 75 career touchdowns (41 passing, 31 rushing, three receiving) ... Completed 418-of-691 passes for 5,583 yards with 18 interceptions … His 41 passing touchdowns are one shy of the school record, while his .605 completion percentage ranks first in MSU history ... Rushed 374 times for 1,913 yards ... The 31 rushing scores are most among quarterbacks in school history and second among all players ... Leads all returning SEC QBs in rushing TDs and rushing yards and is third nationally among all returning QBs in those categories ... Leads all returning SEC signal callers in career yards passing and touchdown passes … Thrown for over 200 yards a school record 17 times and owns two 300-yard passing games ... Ranks second among all MSU QBs in 100-yard rushing games with eight ... Racked up a school record 7,496 yards of total offense in three seasons ... His 72 career touchdowns responsible for are a school record and 19th in SEC history … 21 of those 72 have come on third down … Has thrown for over 200 yards and rushed for 100 yards in the same game five times, most among all returning QBs … Twice has run, thrown and caught a touchdown pass in the same game … A leader in the community as well and a two-member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll ... Will play the 2015 season while working toward a master’s degree … Received his undergraduate degree in educational psychology in December 2014 … Spent the entire offseason speaking to local youth schools, camps and disabled kids … Came to Mississippi State after a successful prep career in northern Louisiana.

2014 JUNIOR SEASON: Put together the most prolific season by a quarterback in MSU history and one of the best in SEC annals … Finished higher in the Heisman Trophy vote than any player in MSU history by taking eighth with 42 points … An honorable mention All-American while becoming the first finalist in school history for the Maxwell, Davey O’Brien and Johnny Unitas Awards … A first-team All-SEC QB selection by the media and coaches and was awarded SEC Offensive Player of the Week three times … Started all 13 games … Shattered 12 school single-season statistical records while leading the program to its highest poll finish since 1940 and its first Orange Bowl in 73 years … Broke school records for rushing yards by a QB (986), total offense (4,435), total offense per game (341.2), touchdowns responsible (41), completion percentage (.616), passing yards (3,449), passing yards per game (265.3), 200-yard passing games (12), passing touchdowns (27) and passing efficiency (151.7) … Scored 15 touchdowns (14 rush, one receiving) … Finished fifth nationally in points responsible for with 252 … Led the nation in third down touchdowns accounted for with 17 (10 passing, seven rushing) … His 10 passing scores on third down were also tops nationally … Threw for over 250 yards in a game a school-record seven times while rushing for over 100 yards four times … Led the nation in 200-yard passing/100-yard rushing performances in the same (four times) … From Sept. 6-20 threw for 200 yards and rushed for 100 yards in three-consecutive games, a feat never accomplished by Heisman Trophy winners Tim Tebow, Cam Newton and Johnny Manziel … Tied a school record with a career-high four touchdown passes in the season opener vs. Southern Miss (8/30) … Became the first quarterback in school history to throw four-plus touchdown passes while rushing for 100-plus yards vs. UAB (9/6), finishing with 211 passing yards and four touchdowns and 111 rushing yards and one touchdown … His UAB performance joined him with Jay Cutler (2003) and Johnny Manziel (2012) as the only SEC players since 1996 to have thrown four touchdowns and rushed for 100 yards in the same … Led MSU to its first win at LSU since 1991, throwing for 268 yards and two touchdowns, as well as running for 105 yards and a score … Provided one of college football’s highlight reel plays of the year on a 56-yard touchdown run through the heart of the Tiger defense … His 89.9 QBR was the second-highest vs. LSU in the last 10 years (David Greene of Georgia; 93.8 in 2004) … Became the first player in the last 20 years to throw for over 200 yards and rush for over 100 yards against LSU … Accounted for 356 yards of total offense and five touchdowns against Texas A&M (10/4) … Responsible for three total touchdowns and 367 yards of total offense in the win against No. 2 Auburn that lifted MSU to No. 1 in the polls (10/11) … Credited with 330 yards of total offense (282 passing, 48 rushing) and two touchdowns (one passing, one rushing) in the Egg Bowl at Ole Miss … Shattered a MSU single-game record with 500 yards of total offense against Georgia Tech in the Orange Bowl (12/31) … Threw for a bowl record 453 yards on 33-of-51 passes with three touchdowns through the air and one score on the ground … Completed a 42-yard Hail Mary touchdown as time expired in the first half of the Orange Bowl.

2013 SOPHOMORE SEASON: Started seven games at quarterback (Alcorn, AU, Troy, LSU, UK, USC, Rice) and was part of a two-QB system with Tyler Russell ... Missed the Alabama and Arkansas contests after suffering an elbow injury in the fourth quarter of the Texas A&M game on Nov. 9 ... Completed 156-of-267 passes for 1,940 yards with 10 touchdowns and seven picks ... Accounted for a team-best 829 rushing yards on 134 carries with 13 scores ... Also caught two passes – both for touchdowns ... Shattered the then-MSU single-season record for QB rushing yards with 829, while 13 rushing scores were second-most by a QB in MSU history ... Led all SEC QBs in rushing scores ... Accounted for 25 touchdowns on the year, which ranked second in MSU history ... Scored 15 touchdowns on the year, which ranked third nationally among QBs ... Tallied 2,769 yards of total offense on the year, good for third place in MSU annals ... Entered in relief of an injured Tyler Russell in season-opener vs. Oklahoma State (8/31) ... Earned first career start against Alcorn State (9/7) and played the first half, guiding the Bulldogs to a 37-0 lead ... Started second-straight game against Auburn (9/14) and became the first MSU QB to reach 100 or more yards rushing (133) and 200 or more yards passing (213) since Chris Relf against Arkansas in Nov. 2010 ... Scored on a 36-yard reception, 22-yard run and 11-yard run and also threw a 50-yard TD pass against Troy (9/21) ... Became the first Bulldog to score three touchdowns in a game since the 2012 contest against Troy, when Chad Bumphis caught three TD passes ... Rushed for a 75-yard touchdown against Bowling Green (10/12), the longest by a Bulldog since Vick Ballard’s 75-yard TD scamper versus Alcorn State on Oct. 2, 2010 ... Turned in a big passing night against Kentucky (10/24) with 268 yards and two touchdown tosses ... Caught second career TD pass versus the Wildcats, hauling in a 17-yard strike from Jameon Lewis ... Just days after the passing of his mother, delivered a gutsy performance at Texas A&M (11/9) ... Rushed for a career-best 154 yards while also throwing for two touchdowns against the Aggies ... Left that game in the fourth quarter with an elbow injury ... Turned in one of the most inspirational performances in school history in an Egg Bowl win over Ole Miss (11/28) ... Battling an elbow injury, entered the game in the fourth quarter and completed 11 passes for 115 yards ... Scored the game-winning touchdown in overtime during the Egg Bowl with a three-yard run on a fourth-and-one play ... The MVP of the Liberty Bowl after accounting for a bowl-record five touchdowns (three passing, two rushing) ... Was 17-of-28 for 283 yards passing and also ran for 78 yards on 14 carries in the Liberty Bowl victory over Rice.

2012 REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON: Accounted for eight touchdowns, four rushing and four passing, seeing action as a short-yardage and redzone quarterback ... Completed 18-of-29 passes for 194 yards and no interceptions ... Rushed 32 times for 110 yards with four touchdowns on the ground ... Scored his first career touchdown in the season-opening win over Jackson State ... Scored again on the ground against South Alabama ... Tossed first career touchdown pass in victory over Tennessee in week six ... Rushed for another score and completed four-of-five passes against Middle Tennessee ... Continued scoring streak with touchdown passes against Alabama and LSU ... Closed out the regular season with a touchdown toss in the Egg Bowl ... Rushed twice for 20 yards in the Bulldogs final ball game of the season against Northwestern in the Gator Bowl. 

2011 TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON: Sat out his freshman year as a redshirt.

HIGH SCHOOL: Highly recruited quarterback from the Louisiana prep ranks … Led the Haughton High Buccaneers to an undefeated regular season and a berth in the 4A state quarterfinals … Named First-Team All-State by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association … Completed 159-of-258 passes (62 percent) for 2,860 yards and 39 touchdowns during his senior season at Haughton … Rushed for 951 yards and 17 touchdowns on 90 attempts during his senior year (10.6 yards per carry) … During junior season, completed 144-of-252 passes for 2,172 yards and 27 touchdowns … Rated a three-star prospect by both Rivals.com and Scout.com … Committed to Mississippi State in July 2010 and enrolled in school during the spring of 2011.

PERSONAL: Full name is Rayne Dakota Prescott … Son of Nathaniel and the late Peggy Prescott … Born on July 29, 1993, in Sulphur, La. … Has two older brothers, Tad and Jace … Jace was an offensive lineman at Northwestern (La.) State … Earned his undergraduate degree in educational psychology in December 2014 … Actively involved in Starkville community service … Attends nearly every MSU sporting event when he can.

PRESCOTT’S CAREER HIGHS
Carries – 23, vs. Texas A&M (10-4-14) 
Rushing Yards – 154, at Texas A&M (11-9-13)
Rushing Touchdowns – 3, vs. Texas A&M (10-4-14)  
Longest Rush – 75, vs. Bowling Green (10-12-13)
Pass Attempts – 51, vs. Georgia Tech (12-31-14)  
Pass Completions – 33, vs. Georgia Tech (12-31-14) (school record)  
Passing Yards – 453, vs. Georgia Tech (12-31-14)  
Longest Completion – 74, at LSU (9-20-14)  
Passing Touchdowns – 4, twice, last vs. UAB (9-6-14)

MSU CAREER RECORDS BROKEN BY PRESCOTT (5) 
Touchdowns Responsible - 72
Total Offense – 7,156
Completion Percentage – .601
200-Yard Passing Games - 17
Interception Percentage –.0260

MSU SINGLE-SEASON RECORDS BROKEN BY PRESCOTT (12) 
Rushing Yards by a QB – 986 (2014)
Total Offense – 4,435 (2014)
Total Offense Yards Per Game – 341.2 (2014)
Touchdowns Responsible For – 41 (2014)
Passing Attempts – 396 (2014)
Passing Completions – 244 (2014)
Completion Percentage – .616 (2014)
Passing Yards – 3,449 (2014)
Passing Yards Per Game – 265.3 (2014)
200-Yard Passing Games – 12 (2014)
Passing Touchdowns – 27 (2014)
Passing Efficiency – 151.7 (2014)

PRESCOTT'S CAREER 100-YARD RUSHING GAMES (8)
154, at Texas A&M, 2013
139, at South Alabama, 2014
139, Bowling Green, 2013
133, at Auburn, 2013
121, Auburn, 2014
111, UAB, 2014
105, at LSU, 2014
103, LSU, 2013

PRESCOTT'S CAREER 250-YARD PASSING GAMES (9) 
453, vs. Georgia Tech, 2014 (Capital One Orange Bowl)
331, Arkansas, 2014
290, at Alabama, 2014
284, Southern Miss, 2014
283, vs. Rice, 2013 (AutoZone Liberty Bowl)
282, at Ole Miss, 2014
268, Texas A&M, 2014
268, at LSU, 2014
268, Kentucky, 2013

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