Prescott a finalist for two national awards

Dak Prescott

Dak Prescott

Mississippi State’s Dak Prescott has been picked as a finalist for both the Maxwell Award and the Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award.

Prescott becomes the first Bulldog to be selected as a finalist for either honor and joins Fred Smoot and Johnthan Banks as the only MSU players to be named a finalist for a National College Football Awards Association award.

Both awards will be handed out on Dec. 11 as part of the Home Depot College Football Awards Show.

The 6-foot-2, 230-pound junior joins Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota and Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon as a finalist for the Maxwell Award, given to the top collegiate player. Prescott will attend the formal award banquet on March 13 in Atlantic City, NJ.

Prescott along with Mariota and TCU’s Trevone Boykin are up for the Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award. The Haughton, La., native will attend the awards dinner on Feb. 16 in Ft. Worth, Texas.

For the year, Prescott has completed 61.4 percent of his passes for 2,714 yards and 23 touchdowns while rushing 171 times for 891 yards and 12 more scores. He is one touchdown shy of tying the single-season school record set by Tyler Russell in 2012.

I have covered Mississippi State in some capacity since 2004 and joined the Daily Journal staff in 2013. I enjoy short walks on the beach, performing concerts in my car and watching professional wrestling.

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