Mississippi State Bulldogs News and Notes: Dak Prescott makes fallen officer’s son day

Former Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott took the time out of his day to make a child’s day. That and more in today’s news and notes!

  • Dak Prescott surprises fallen deputy’s day.

Dak knows all about losing a parent. He lost his best friend and mother to colon cancer during his redshirt-sophomore season at Mississippi State. When he learned about a child who lost his father, he made sure to surprise him.

Therese Apel of the Clarion-Ledger wrote more on the story:

Nash and his family posed for pictures with his sports hero. The family said that while their hearts are still broken over the loss of William Durr, Prescott’s kindness to take some time out for them brought them a little happiness. 

Prescott, who lost his mother during his career at MSU, seemed to reflect a little of Durr’s personality as well — the deputy was known for taking his time to interact with young people. “His love for others knew no bounds,” his family said in a statement after his death.

What an awesome gesture by Dak.

  • Brent Rooker continues to excel in the minors.

After winning the SEC Player of the Year and taking home the conference’s Triple Crown, Brent Rooker continues to make his mark. He has been hitting bomb after bomb for the Twins’ minor league system. He’s making a case to be called up to the Majors soon.

Yeah, he’s pretty good.

  • Chris Stamps to transfer to North West Community College.

In case you missed our notes yesterday, (former) Mississippi State defensive back Chris Stamps has reportedly decided to transfer the program. The former three-star prospect will spend his fall at NWCC. With Mississippi State bringing an influx of JUCO prospects into the secondary, playing time may have been a concern.

Good luck to Chris in the future!

  • SEC Media Days set to begin.

The SEC Media Days will begin this week in Hoover. The event will begin at 11:30 central time. Arkansas, LSU, and Tennessee are scheduled to meet with the media tomorrow. Mississippi State will join Georgia, Florida, and Vanderbilt on Tuesday.

Maroon and White Nation will have full coverage.

Hail State!