Dak Prescott had a really good day at the Senior Bowl in Mobile, AL this afternoon. We ranked him as the top QB after his performance in the second quarter. It looks like other took notice and Prescott was named the Most Outstanding Player of the Senior Bowl. That’s a pretty big feather in the Mississippi State QB’s cap as he looks to climb up NFL team’s draft boards this Spring.
Here is the press release from Mississippi State.
He’s the most decorated player in school history, the owner of two Mississippi State academic degrees, an All-American and the 2015 Senior CLASS Award winner. On Saturday afternoon, Bulldog quarterback Dak Prescott added another accolade to his already illustrious career.
Prescott completed 7-of-10 passes for 61 yards and one touchdown to earn Senior Bowl most outstanding player honors as the South team defeated the North team, 27-16, at Ladd-Peebles Stadium.
“I created some great relationships throughout the week,” Prescott said. “To be able to go in there in the two-minute offense and get the team going and score was fun. The relationships with these coaches and players, that will last for a long time. To see all the Mississippi State fans, it was great support, and I love that university.”
Prescott entered the game in the second quarter with the South leading 10-3. He engineered a 10-play, 80-yard drive that culminated with a 5-yard touchdown pass to Paul McRoberts just before the end of the first half to push the lead to double-digits. He completed five of his first six passes. He added 13 rushing yards on the day.
Prescott is the third MSU player in history to receive Senior Bowl most outstanding player honors joining quarterback Don Smith (1987) and halfback Ode Burrell (1964). Prescott is also the first Southeastern Conference quarterback to receive the award since Auburn’s Dameyune Craig (1998).
It was the finishing touch on a successful week for Prescott who met with dozens of NFL teams, signed autographs for hundreds of fans and visited a children’s hospital. He will return to Orlando, Fla., to continue training. Prescott turns his attention to the NFL Combine, which will be held Feb. 24-29 in Indianapolis.
Prescott is the owner of 38 MSU records, and he is one of only four players in FBS history to throw for at least 60 touchdowns and rush for at least 40 touchdowns in a career. Earlier this week, he was named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll, an accolade he received every year of his career.
Prescott is thought to be a mid-round selection in April’s draft. With today’s performance he only helped his cause.