The AP’s all-conference teams were announced today, and Prescott repeated his 2014 status as the first-team quarterback. Last week Prescott was tabbed first-team by the SEC Coaches as well. Both the Coaches and AP had put Prescott on their first teams a year ago.
Two Bulldogs made this year’s AP team, as Prescott was joined by his top target. Receiver Fred Ross also earned second-team recognition, where a week ago he was first-team from the league Coaches. They were the only Mississippi State players honored for 2015 by the AP, though last week receiver De’Runnya Wilson was second-team from the Coaches.
No defensive Bulldogs made the all-conference teams either by media or coaches.
With one game left in his college and SEC career, Prescott has compiled the third-most offensive yards in league history behind only Georgia’s Aaron Murray and Florida’s Tim Tebow. He is also fourth in career touchdowns with 110.
Prescott holds no less than 38 Mississippi State records for game, season, and career achievements. And with a big bowl game he could claim two more, for career rushing touchdowns and career points. He needs one more rushing score to tie and two to pass Anthony Dixon’s 42; and ten more points to match Dixon’s 276.
He is only the seventh Bulldog quarterback to be honored with first-team status, over seven decades at that. The other two who did successfully repeat as first-team were both way back in the 1950s, too; Jackie Parker 1952-53 and Billy Stacey 1956-57.
Through seven seasons now, 22 Bulldogs playing for Coach Dan Mullen have been named first team, second team, or honorable mention All-SEC a total of 28 times (counted by their years named, not the combined selections any year).