Dak Prescott is an American football quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League. He played college football at Mississippi State, where he was the starting quarterback from 2012 to 2015. Prescott was selected by the Cowboys in the fourth round of the 2016 NFL Draft with the 135th overall pick. He is currently the starting quarterback for the Cowboys. Prescott, who is of African American and Caucasian descent, was asked about his ethnicity during an interview with TMZ Sports .
He said “I am black and white…I’m not one or the other.” His remarks were met with support from those who embrace biracial identity such as Scary Spice (Mel B), who tweeted “yes!!!”.
It’s always interesting to learn about the ethnicity of notable people, because it gives insight into their background and what led them to success. Prescott was asked how he identified himself during an interview with TMZ Sports . He said “I am black and white…I’m not one or the other.” He also said he was “very secure with it and (he) embrace(s) it. I embrace who I am…I love me, and that’s what matters.”
His remarks were met with support from those who embrace biracial identity such as Scary Spice (Mel B), who tweeted “yes!!!”.
What ethnicity is Dak Prescott?
Dak Prescott is biracial, but has identified himself as black during public appearances. It appears that he was born to a Caucasian mother with whom he had a close relationship who raised him up after the death of his father when he was three. Given his upbringing it appears he identifies himself as black although he has not publicly stated that is the case.
This is not an easy question to answer because Prescott could pass for Caucasian or African American, which means he might be both.
Prescott was born in Haughton, Louisiana and has two sisters and a brother. His mother’s name is Peggy Prescott and his father’s name is Nathaniel Jones Sr. He grew up with both of his parents in Louisiana. His father, Nathaniel Jones Sr., is African American, and Prescott’s mother Peggy Prescott is Caucasian.
According to information provided by ESPN, both of Dak Prescott’s parents are now deceased. His father died when he was just three years old due to a sudden heart attack that resulted in a fatal car crash after leaving a high school football game. After his father passed away, Prescott was raised by his mother.
During an interview with NFL Network, Dak Prescott said “My mom is white and my dad was black…I didn’t know what I was.” He also told TMZ Sports he’s “been asked that question a lot” about his ethnicity..
Prescott once wrote on his Twitter account that he did not identify himself by a single race. According to the ESPN article “Dak Prescott is one of few African-American starting quarterbacks”, Prescott once wrote on his Twitter page that he did not identify himself by a single race, but rather as an “African American, white and red”.
Dak Prescott is of African-American descent on his father’s side and has English, Irish, Scottish and German ancestry on his mother’s side. Prescott said he embraces being black and white during a 2017 interview with the Undefeated . He admitted that it is somewhat of an adjustment when you’ve been one race your whole life to find out you’re something else.
In 2016, Prescott stated he was “proud to be a role model for young kids growing up in this world,” but stated he would not let anybody define him by his race.
Cameron DaSilva of Fox Sports reported that Prescott’s mother received racially charged criticism after her son became quarterback for Mississippi State University and protests about his playing time occurred at games. It was not clear if Prescott’s mother is white because she has kept out of the public eye, but it appears Dak Prescott was raised by her.
Dak Prescott has identified himself as black during public appearances, but it appears he was born to a Caucasian mother who raised him up after the death of his father when he was three years old.