By the time Dak Prescott leaves Mississippi State, we may be looking at the most heroic Bulldog of all time. Let’s not jump ahead of ourselves here. I’m not only speaking of his talents on the field, but also his talents off the field. This young man has “IT” on and off the field.
As we head off to Starkville to see our Bulldog baseball team play, it’s always a long trip with my nine year old son, even if it’s only an hour and a half drive. A big reason for that is Dak Prescott.
His name was mentioned at least 500 times. That is probably a low number to say the least. “Dad, does Dak have the tools to play in the NFL?”, “Dad, do you think Dak will win the Heisman this year?”, “Dad, can you take me to watch Dak in Tuscaloosa this year?” There’s far more, but you get my drift.
Never in a million years would Jaycob have dreamed of meeting Dak Prescott that beautiful night. Sitting not too far behind us, Jake stared up and immediately forgot about the baseball game. We couldn’t wait any longer. It was time to approach Dak.
My son was finally getting to meet his favorite football player, his hero, and his idol. It was everything I expected from the young man, and more.
Jake, in a “wow” moment, wanted me to ask him for a picture and tell him about his birthday cake, which is something I figured he would remember since it was his picture on the cake and he was the first to retweet it. Of course Dak tells him “yes” and goes on to ask him “did it taste good?”. Something my son has treasured. This may seem relatively small to some, but this moment meant the World to my son. That’s all that matters.
We return to our seats and get back to watching our Bulldog baseball team. We’re moving right along watching two powerhouses go toe to toe. As we start to pull away and I’m getting hyped and into the game, my wife taps me on my shoulder and says “look at Dak”.
When I turn around, Dak is right above us, a little to our right, hanging out with a young man that’s disabled and in a wheel chair. They are having a blast. Dak has made this young man’s night.
He stayed down there with him at least two innings, maybe longer. It was just awesome to see our star QB, who happens to be a Heisman hopeful according to many, having fun at a baseball game with this young man, not to mention the way he interacted with the crowd.
A star has been born in Starkville. And again, not only because of his talents on the field, but also the way he carries himself off the field. Dak Prescott is already a legend in the eyes of my son, and as a father, that’s all that matters.
The Legend of Dak Prescott is upon us.