Cowboys QB Dak Prescott joins many greats in Senior Bowl Hall of Fame
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott is being added to the Senior Bowl Hall of Fame. The Mississippi State product was the Senior Bowl MVP in 2016 before getting drafted 135th overall by Dallas in the NFL Draft. He was also named the organization’s Rookie of the Year after a standout first year in the NFL. The 2022 Senior Bowl Hall of Fame class is quite impressive. Prescott joins Von Miller, Philip Rivers, Kevin Faulk, and Patrick Willis.
The Senior Bowl Hall of Fame began in 1988 and includes some pretty impressive names. NFL legends like Joe Namath, Mean Joe Green, Walter Payton, Franco Harris, Dan Marino, Bo Jackson, and Brett Favre. Cowboys in the hall include Lee Roy Jordan, Ed “Too Tall” Jones, Bob Hayes, Chuck Howley, Larry Allen, Terrell Owens, DeMarcus Ware, and Jay Novacek. In fact, our website’s namesake, Tom Landry, is in the hall as one of the few legendary coaches to be included in the group, too.
In four years at Mississippi State, the former Bulldog collected 9,376 throwing yards, 70 touchdowns, and had an average passer rating of 146.0. At the Senior Bowl in 2016, the Cowboys quarterback completed seven of 10 passes for 61 yards and a touchdown. Despite his stellar performance, he was still predicted to go somewhere between the third and sixth rounds in that year’s draft.
Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott joins Von Miller, Philip Rivers, and others in 2022 Reese’s Senior Bowl Hall of Fame class
Here is what Prescott had to say about joining the class:
"“It’s a great honor to be inducted as part of such a distinguished class of 2022. I view my week in Mobile as a game-changer in terms of competing against the very best and helping me prepare for moving on to the NFL. I will forever be grateful to the community leaders, bowl executives, and sponsors who present this game every year, and for the fans of Mobile who provide the support that makes it so very special.”"
The Cowboys quarterback has had a rocky couple of years thanks to injuries and on-and-off performance. Heading into 2022 fully healthy for the first time in a while, it’s likely the 28-year-old is hoping to add some bigger honors to his resume. Prescott would probably rather have a league MVP or Lombardi Trophy instead, but this achievement now gets added to his 2016 Rookie of the Year Award, two Pro Bowl nods, and multiple Cowboys franchise records set.