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Grieving Miss. St. QB Prescott to play vs. A&M

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Less than a week after losing someone dear to him, Dak Prescott will turn to the playing field in his time of grief.

The Mississippi State quarterback’s mom, Peggy Prescott, lost her long battle with colon cancer last Sunday morning.  Initially there was uncertainty as to whether Prescott would be available for the Texas A&M game today, but the sophomore returned to practice Wednesday.

On his radio show, head coach Dan Mullen confirmed that Prescott will play against the Aggies.  It was not specified as to whether he or Tyler Russell will get the start.

Prescott has started six of eight games this season, including the last two.

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4 Responses to “Grieving Miss. St. QB Prescott to play vs. A&M”
  1. amosalanzostagg says: Nov 9, 2013 11:13 AM

    Words can not express what the young man is going through. My prayers and condolences to Dak and the Prescott family.


  2. dhardy8207 says: Nov 9, 2013 11:57 AM

    My heart goes out to this young man and his family. Nothing trumps losing your mother EXCEPT for the loss of a child…

    I m pulling for Dak in the game, only time can heal the pain he’s feeling right now…

    A classy expample and leader for his team mates…

  3. Deb says: Nov 9, 2013 12:37 PM

    God be with Dak and his family as they struggle with this tragic loss. I can’t imagine trying to play a football game in these circumstances. Praying he finds comfort in his coaches and teammates.

  4. halbert53 says: Nov 9, 2013 1:29 PM

    I got to see him when he played in high school. Good player, better person and that is not a knock on his ability. So many college athletes have character issues. Great to see a great athlete with great character.

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