First the women’s basketball team, now the former quarterback.
Dak Prescott of the Dallas Cowboys added to the Hail State haul on Wednesday night, becoming the second ESPY winner for Mississippi State, taking home the “Best Breakthrough Athlete” Award.
The winner of the 2017 Best Breakthrough Athlete is Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott. pic.twitter.com/otAWcA2UPp
— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) July 13, 2017
The women’s basketball team was previously given the “Best Upset” award for ending Connecticut’s 111-game winning streak in the Final Four on March 31.
Prescott, who was drafted in the fourth round with the 135th pick, was outstanding as a rookie, leading the Cowboys to a 13-3 record and the second round of the playoffs, where the team lost to the Green Bay Packers.
Dak was named NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year, throwing for 3,667 yards and 23 touchdowns and just 4 interceptions.