Dak is back: Former MSU QB returned to Starkville this week
In 2016, one of the overnight sensations in the NFL was former Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott. Already a star in Starkville, the offensive rookie of the year received a hero’s welcome this week when he made his return to Davis Wade Stadium.
On Tuesday, the Dallas Cowboys QB hosted his Adidas Pro Camp and the kids were excited to see him. More than 700 campers, grades one through eight, made the two part clinic a sold out event. Prescott was a busy man as the main attraction, interacting with the children, signing autographs, and posing for pictures.
Less than two years removed from his final game as a Bulldog Dak coming back to MSU just made sense. “Just everything that Mississippi State has done for me. I know how pivotal of years these were and moments in my life and in my career, so just everything this university has done for me, this town, the state of Mississippi. When we started picking places for camps, I mean it was a no-brainer to come back home and it’s been a great turnout. As I said it’s great to see the familiar faces, see coaches, have some of my family and friends here as well, it’s been amazing. It’s necessary that I definitely do these camps, that I give back, that I interact with these kids, try to give them life lessons as well as football lessons and getting better in their community and everywhere that they can. So yeah, I’ve been blessed to have this platform so it’s important for me to do this.”
Today, Prescott was back at his alma mater of Haughton High School in Louisiana, putting on another youth football camp.