Preseason accolades for Bullies’ Prescott

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STARKVILLE, Miss. – A busy week for Mississippi State junior quarterback Dak Prescott continued Wednesday with two more honors. Prescott, who attended the Southeastern Conference Media Days on Tuesday, was named to the Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award Watch List and was nominated for the Allstate American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Good Works Team.

The Davey O’Brien Foundation placed 39 players on its watch list for the nation’s top college quarterback. Prescott is one of 13 juniors, and one of five SEC signal callers, to be selected.

The Allstate AFCA Good Works Team is one of the most coveted and prestigious off-the-field honors in college football. The award recognizes student-athletes whose charitable involvement and community service contributions stand out. Prescott is one of 182 nominees for the 2014 season.

On the field, Prescott was the most valuable player of the 2013 AutoZone Liberty Bowl. He enters 2014 as the Bulldogs’ full-time starting quarterback a year after completing 156-of-267 passes for 1,940 yards with 10 touchdowns. A dual threat, Prescott accounted for a team-best 829 rushing yards on 134 carries with 13 scores.

Prescott shattered the MSU single-season record for quarterback rushing yards while the 13 rushing scores were the second most by a signal caller in Bulldog history. The Haughton, La., product accounted for 25 touchdowns in 2013, good for the second most in a year in program history.