DALLAS (WJTV) – It is kind of hard to not know who Dak Prescott is after just five years at Mississippi State University, he became a legend.
WJTV got a rare opportunity to talk to Dak about his time at Mississippi State and the SEC West rivalry game.
Rayne Dakota Prescott known simply as “Dak” has been a star long before he wore one on his helmet as a the quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys.
Dak is the most decorated player Mississippi State University has ever seen and with 38 school records, he is perhaps the greatest athlete to come out of Starkville.
“Coach Mullen, specifically just the whole offensive staff, just how much pressure they put on me each and every week in the game and the game plan what to do on offense to come here. Now, there is not a bunch on me. I’ve got a bunch of great players around me,” said Prescott.
The Louisiana native began his five year football career as a redshirt freshman in 2011.
Dak has even been credited with changing the football culture at state.
“My proudest accomplishment at Mississippi State is either going number one for the first time in school history, and just changing the expectations of the school and university, the way that people think in the state of Mississippi,” said Prescott.
Dak is dual threat on the gridiron known for his arm strength and ability to extend plays.
He is only the second player in SEC history to throw for 70 touchdowns and rush for more than 2,500 yards.
The last win at LSU’s Death Valley for the Bulldogs came in 2014; the same season Dak led state to a number one ranking.
And according to Dak, playing this SEC West rival is never a cake walk.
“It’s definitely loud so if you, if you kind of think about that and you think about how loud the ruckus that’s going on and not focus in on your game plan and what you’ve got to do, then it can become distracting,” said Prescott.
Dak says one major key to winning the first road game is support from Bulldog fans.
“Support your team just have their back they are going to go in there. They are going to game plan the right way; they’re going to work their butt off. They’re going to play their heart out for Mississippi State and those fans so just support them,” said Prescott.
Dak not only excelled on the field but also in the classroom. He has both a bachelor’s and masters from Mississippi State.