Nov 2, 2013; Columbia, SC, USA; Mississippi State Bulldogs quarterback Dak Prescott (15) drops back to pass during the fourth quarter against the South Carolina Gamecocks at Williams-Brice Stadium. The Gamecocks defeated the Bulldogs 34-16. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Dak Prescott's Mother Passes Away From Cancer

Oct 24, 2013; Starkville, MS, USA; Mississippi State Bulldogs quarterback Dak Prescott (15) on the sidelines during the game against the Kentucky Wildcats at Davis Wade Stadium. Mississippi State Bulldogs win the game against Kentucky Wildcats 28-22. Mandatory Credit: Spruce Derden-USA TODAY Sports

Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott sadly lost his mother on Sunday morning. She battled cancer for a long time. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Prescott family.

Ms. Prescott’s cancer is the reason for Dak’s bald head. He shaved it prior to the season to show his support for her. Dak is the youngest of three boys.

I woke up this morning and read a tweet from Gabriel Smith that told me the sad news. Gabriel did an excellent job keeping Bulldog Nation aware of what was going on with Ms. Prescott over the last few months. Hat’s off to all those who helped out with the benefit in her honor, the prayer warriors, and Ms. Prescott herself for her bravery in battling this awful disease.

From Coach Mullen:

The Mississippi State football family is completely saddened by the passing of Dak Prescott’s mom, Peggy,they shared an extraordinary mother-son relationship. We know Dak will carry on her great strength and kindness. Please pray for Dak and his family as they go through this difficult time. We also kindly ask that you please respect their privacy.


Just last week I was at an incredibly sad funeral of some friends of my wife and I who had lost their 22 day old baby. The preacher said something that I may never forget. He said that there’s only one person who loves her more than the mom and dad, and she’s with Him right now. If there’s one thing to take solace in, it’s that. God knows everything that happens, and he is in control of it all. He said he’ll never give you more than you can handle, so we know just how strong Dak Prescott must be.

I can’t imagine how hard this could be. I have no idea. But Dak, take all the time you need. We’ve got a more than capable QB in Tyler Russell that can take over during the game prep and at Texas A&M. You’ve got the prayers of Bulldog Nation with you.

Per Gabriel Smith, you can leave you condolences for the family on the Huddle Up 4 Cancer facebook page.  




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