Redshirt Junior

dak-prescott-jr-yrIn 2014 it was Dak Prescott’s redshirt junior season and his his first season as a full-time starter. Prescott led the Mississippi State Bulldogs to a 10-2 regular season record, its first #1 ranking in program history. That year they played in the Orange Bowl located in Miami, Florida. They played Georgia Tech but lost by 15. However, 2014 was a tremendous year for Dak Prescott. During the 2014 season Prescott broke 10 school records including: single season passing yards (3,449), total yards of total offense (4,435), passing touchdowns (27), and total touchdowns (41). Furthermore, his 14 rushing touchdowns is tied for fourth in school history. Prescott also garnered several accolades throughout and following the season. He was named the Manning Award Player of the Week five times (vs. UAB, at LSU, vs. Texas A&M, vs. Auburn; vs. Vanderbilt), the 2014 SEC Offensive Player of the Week three times (at LSU; vs. Auburn; vs. Vanderbilt), the Athlon Sports, Davey O’Brien, Maxwell Award Player of the Week two times each (at LSU, vs. A&M), and was the 24/7 Sports National Offensive Player of Week (at LSU). 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 won the Conerly Trophy, was a finalist for the Maxwell Award, the Davey O’Brien award, the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm award, and the Manning Award. He also finished eighth in the 2014 Heisman voting and received two first place votes. Prior to the 2015 season he was named a 2015 National Player of the Year Candidate and poised to have an outstanding last season of college football.

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  1. I followed Dak Prescott through his college years I remember when he first came onto the scene as a starter not many people knew who he was yet he lead the bull dogs to a 8-0 start and then finishing with a 10-2 overall record. I think Dak has an amazing story and showed a lot of people that if you work hard and never give up your shot at greatness will come and that is exactly what he did. I learned lots of additional information and never realized how many records he broke while playing there and how many different awards he was given.

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