QB Prescott returning to Mississippi St for senior season

Jan 14, 2015 2:18 PM

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott has decided to return to school for his senior season.

Prescott made his announcement on Wednesday during a news conference at the school. The 6-foot-2, 230-pounder from Haughton, Louisiana, had a breakout season for the Bulldogs in 2014, throwing for 3,449 yards, 27 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. He also ran for 986 yards and 14 touchdowns.

Mississippi State was the No. 1 team in the nation for five weeks during the middle of the season before losing three of its final four games.

Prescott has drawn comparisons to former Florida quarterback Tim Tebow - both for his college success and perceived lack of professional potential. Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen was the offensive coordinator at Florida when Tebow was the quarterback.

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