|Full Name:||Rayne Dakota Prescott|
|Nickname:||Dak, The Raynemaker|
|Place of Birth:||Sulphur, Louisiana|
|Parents:||Peggy Prescott, Nathaniel Prescott|
Rayne Dakota Prescott is a quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys. Prescott played college football for the Mississippi State Bulldogs. He was selected by the Cowboys in the fourth round of the 2016 NFL Draft.
Prescott was elevated to Cowboys' starting quarterback after Tony Romo was injured in the preseason. As starter, Prescott was phenomenal, helping the Cowboys clinch the top seed in their conference. Prescott set several rookie quarterback records and was named the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year, and also earned a Pro Bowl selection. His career passer rating of 97.5 currently ranks fourth all-time.
In Week 5 of the 2020 season, Prescott suffered a right ankle injury, and was carted off the field. His diagnosis was a suffered compound fracture and dislocation to his right ankle, and he underwent surgery the same night, ending his season. Prescott was placed on season-ending injured reserve on October 19, 2020.
Prescott attended Haughton High School in Haughton, Louisiana, where he played football for the Buccaneers. As a senior, he completed 159-of-258 passes for 2,860 yards and 39 touchdowns. He also rushed for 951 yards and 17 touchdowns, and led Haughton to become 2010 District 1-AAAA Champions.
In his first season as a full-time starter in 2014, Prescott led the Bulldogs to a 10–2 regular-season record, the first No. 1 ranking in program history, and led them to the Orange Bowl. During the 2014 season, Prescott broke an impressive 10 school records, including single-season passing yards (3,449), total yards of total offense (4,435), passing touchdowns (27), and total touchdowns (41).
He was named the Manning Award Player of the Week five times, the 2014 SEC Offensive Player of the Week three times, the Athlon Sports, Davey O'Brien, Maxwell Award Player of the Week two times each, and was the 24/7 Sports National Offensive Player of Week.
Prescott finished his career third in SEC history in total yards, and fourth in total touchdowns. He holds 38 school records.
During Prescott's rookie season, starting QB Tony Romo sustained an injury, leaving an opening at the most important position on the team. Prescott seized the opportunity, and went on to win many NFL quarterback rookie records, which earned him plaudits and awards. He was named the 2016 Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year award.
Over the past few years, he's established himself as a franchise quarterback. His career passing rating of 97.5% (as of October 2020) is ranked as the fourth all-time highest in the NFL. Prescott signed the franchise tag for $31 million after he was unable to agree to a long term extension with the Cowboys. He fractured and dislocated his ankle early in the 2020 season, which placed him on injured reserve.
Prescott’s modest professional salary is greatly increased by all his endorsement deals. Prescott is reported to make over $50 million a year off endorsements alone, details Cowboys Newswire. That is more than 25 times his salary in 2019. Prescott may be underpaid as far as professionals go, but he’s far from homeless.
According to Fox Business, some of Prescott's endorsements include Campbell’s Chunky Soup, 7-Eleven, New Era, Sleep Number, Oikos, Pepsi, and Citibank.
Prescott signed his franchise tag for one year, $31 million with the Cowboys in June, 2020.
Prescott has two older brothers, Tad and Jace, an older sister, Natalie Prescott-Smith, and an older half-brother, Elliott Prescott, from his father's previous marriage.
He established the The Faith Fight Finish Foundation in her honor, which helps people deal with adversity. Prescott currently resides in Frisco, Texas. He is a huge advocate for mental health awareness.
2× Pro Bowl