Dak Prescott was born Rayne Dakota Prescott is an American football quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the Mississippi State Bulldogs and was selected by the Cowboys in the fourth round of the 2016 NFL Draft. On Thursday 23rd April 2020, Dak lost his older brother Jace Prescott.
Dak Prescott Biography
Dak Prescott is the youngest of Peggy Prescott’s children. While she worked as a manager of a truck stop, Prescott attended Haughton High School in Haughton, Louisiana where he played football for the Buccaneers. As a senior, he completed 159-of-258 passes for 2860 yards and 39 touchdowns. He also rushed for 951 yards on 90 attempts with 17 touchdowns and led Haughton to become the 2010 District 1-AAAA Champions. Peggy Prescott had colon cancer and died on November 3, 2013.
Dak Prescott Age
Dak Prescott was born on July 29, 1993. He is currently 26 years old.
Dak Prescott Career
Dak Prescott played college football for the Mississippi State Bulldogs and in his first season as a full-time starter in 2014, he led the Bulldogs to a 10-2 regular season record which was its first #1 ranking in program history and led them to the Orange Bowl. In his collegiate career, Dak had many records and honors among them single-game record for passing yards in the Orange Bowl (453), and single-game record for passing attempts in the Orange Bowl (51 tied) among others. Dak Prescott began his professional career in 2016 after he was signed by the Dallas Cowboys. The Dallas Cowboys entered the 2016 NFL Draft with a plan to acquire a young quarterback to develop behind Tony Romo. After failing to trade up to select Paxton Lynch and Connor Cook, they selected Prescott in the fourth round (135th overall). He was signed to a 4-year deal. When he joined Dallas Cowboys for their rookie minicamp, he was issued #10 since veteran wide receiver Devin Street occupied his college number 15. During the first week of rookie minicamp, he decided to switch to #4 in honor of his mother, whose birthday is on September 4. He is the first Dallas Cowboys quarterback in history to wear #4. Dak Prescott has played with the Dallas Cowboys for 2017, 2018, and 2019 seasons. In the 2020 season, the Cowboys placed the franchise tag on Prescott on March 16, 2020, worth $31.4 million for the upcoming season.
Dak Prescott Family
Dak Prescott is the son of Nathaniel ‘Nat’ Prescott and Peggy Prescott and has two older brothers. Tad and Jace Prescott. Dak also has an older sister Natalie Prescott-Smith and an older half-brother Elliott Prescott for his father’s previous marriage. After the death of his mother, the Faith Fight Finish Foundation by Dak Prescott was established in her honor and it helps people deal with adversity. His older brother Jace died in April 2020. His father is African-American and his late mother was European American. Prescott currently resides in Frisco, Texas. In April 2020, Prescott received criticism for allegedly holding a party with 30 people amid the coronavirus pandemic, despite the state of Texas observing social distancing. In response, Prescott said, “To set the record straight–I know that we all need to do our best to socially distance and live everyone else, I am continuing to adjust to what that requires, but the truth is that I was with fewer than 10 people for a home dinner– not a party– on Friday night.”
Brother’s Jace Prescott Death
Jace Prescott, Dak Prescott’s older brother passed away Thursday. Five years older than Dak Prescott Jace was the middle of three brothers. The Dallas Cowboys announced during the NFL draft. Jace was 31. “It is with great sadness and support that we share the news of the passing of Jace Prescott today,” the Cowboys’ statement read. “The loss of Tad and Dak’s brother is devastating. At this incredibly difficult time, the Prescott family asks for prayers and respect for their privacy. Local outlets, including the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, confirmed that Jace passed away at his home in Orange, Texas, located on the state’s eastern border with Louisiana. No cause of death was listed. “Its the worst day of my life, all of our lives,” Prescott’s uncle, Phillip Ebarb, told the Star-Telegram. “We’re all freaking devastated.” His Uncle also told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram that Jace Prescott’s girlfriend was home with him at the time of his death.
Though he never broke into the big leagues, Jace was a standout offensive lineman at Northwestern State (LA) from 2008-2010 a literal standout, as he stood 6-foot-6 and weighed over 340 pounds, according to his school bio. Prescott joined the Demons program after attending Haughton High School in Louisiana.
Last year, Jace Prescott appeared alongside his brothers in a commercial for Chunky Soup.
Cowboys QB Dak Prescott on brothers Tad, Jace co-starring in @CampbellsChunky commercial: "When you’re able to share that moment with your brothers, see them being rookies in front of the camera?
"It was an awesome experience. … Yeah, they’re stars now. pic.twitter.com/0jKItGWtVi
— Jori Epstein (@JoriEpstein) September 19, 2019
Last year, Dak Prescott posted a photo of his brothers on his Twitter feed. Jace Prescott is on his left.
Reliving what it was like growing up with the Prescott house with my brothers was a great experience… Welcome to the @campbellschunky #SoupSquad Jace & Tad! #FootballisFamily #Faith #Fight #Finish #FootballisFamily pic.twitter.com/Dyj19DJcf1
— Dak Prescott (@dak) June 28, 2019
Greg Burke, the Director of Athletics at Northwestern State University, said about Jace Prescott, “Great guy, humble and athletic yet a brute. Remember at Texas State, after they kicked a FG in OT, we ran the ball six straight times behind Jace and our OT Booker to win the game,”
Condolences and prayers to the family of @NSUDemonsFB alum Jace Prescott. Great guy, humble and athletic yet a brute. Remember at Texas State, after they kicked a FG in OT, we ran the ball six straight times behind Jace and our OT Booker to win the game. #RIP pic.twitter.com/PY3LFHsQav
— Greg Burke (@demonsforkem) April 24, 2020
This is the second major loss Dak Prescott has suffered in the past decade. “However, Dak continues to be fueled by the inspiration and the memory of his mom,” the statement read.