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Ronaldo, Neymar … Dak?

Referring to an athlete by a single identify is commonplace in soccer, and based on Mississippi State‘s Dan Mullen, one NFL participant has earned the identical distinction.

Talking at SEC Media Days on Tuesday, the top coach was requested about his former quarterback Dak Prescott, now a Dallas Cowboys star.

“Dak is on a one-identify foundation now within the sports activities world. That is fairly particular,” Mullen stated, in accordance with Chase Goodbread of NFL.com.

Prescott was an absolute stud for the Bulldogs underneath Mullen, ending his 4-yr profession with 9,376 yards passing and 70 touchdowns. The hulking pivot additionally added 2,609 yards dashing and forty one touchdowns on the bottom in Mullen’s unfold-based mostly assault.

Regardless of the school success, most individuals felt his talent set would not translate to the NFL, and he wasn’t chosen by the Cowboys till the fourth spherical of the 2016 draft. Prescott completed his unimaginable rookie season with three,667 yards passing and 23 touchdowns towards simply 4 interceptions.