Former Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott may be one of the best players in the history of the football program. After seeing action in four seasons with the Bulldogs, Prescott left behind 38 school records (15 career, 15 single-season, 8 single-game).
"It's very humbling," Prescott said in an exclusive interview with Texans TV. "Going to Mississippi State, that's something that I wanted to do, to change expectations, change the culture of winning and I think I helped do that just buying into Coach (Dan) Mullen and the program. We had a great senior class who helped. People say me but it was the senior class who helped me do it and I'm thankful."
Last year, the Texans drafted Prescott's teammate, linebacker Benardrick McKinney. The rookie linebacker started 11 games, saw action in 14, and posted the team's second-highest tackle total (9 tackles, 4 solo) in the Wild Card game against Kansas City.
"He created a spark on the other side of the field, 7-on-7, the team periods," Prescott said of McKinney. "Whenever it was, he always brought the energy getting the defense going and providing that and I just had to do the same for the offense. So, it was always competing out there, me against him. Getting offense and defense going created a great practice."
The two-time All-American and two-time All-SEC quarterback is in Mobile, Alabama for the Reese's Senior Bowl this week. Prescott (6-2, 226) hopes to impress scouts and NFL executives from all over the country who will be watching practice. Among those executives will be Texans head coach Bill O'Brien and general manager and executive vice president Rick Smith.
"I'm going to go out and I'm going to lead, just be natural and, just like I said, take my reps from under center," Prescott said. "I'm athletic enough that I'll be fine doing it and just have a great time here and just enjoy this experience and opportunity."
Prescott completed 66.2 percent of his passes for 3,793 yards, 29 touchdowns, five interceptions during the 2015 season. He also rushed for 588 yards on 160 carries for 10 touchdowns.