Dak Prescott impressed PepsiCo’s North American CEO so much that he was compared to two other sports figures who have enjoyed major success off the field.
In an interesting piece by Yahoo’s Pete Thamel, it’s revealed that the former Mississippi State quarterback had dinner with Al Carey, the PepsiCo executive, at a Dallas steakhouse this offseason. During the conversation, Carey became so impressed with Prescott that he compared the player to longtime PepsiCo partners Peyton Manning, a former Tennessee and NFL star, and Derek Jeter, a former New York Yankees shortstop.
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A dinner with Al Carey, PepsiCo’s North American CEO, is emblematic of the new paradigms Prescott entered this offseason. They dined at a tony Dallas steakhouse, Town Hearth, where Carey was struck by the fact that Prescott earned a master’s degree in workforce management at Mississippi State after getting an undergraduate degree in educational psychology. Prescott told Carey his post-NFL career plans include getting a doctorate in psychology, as he wants to work to help athletes reach their potential.
Carey walked away from dinner impressed enough that he compared Prescott – “he’s that kind of person” – to longtime PepsiCo partners Peyton Manning and Derek Jeter. Prescott will star in national Pepsi commercials starting in October, will be featured in the brand’s social media and also be in the supermarket aisles.
That’s cool insight in Prescott’s character. Certainly, Prescott made a name for himself on the field last season when he threw for 3,667 yards with 23 touchdowns and 4 interceptions in his first season with the Dallas Cowboys.
Prescott has more to show in Dallas, given that he’s a face of his franchise after his stunning rise as a fourth-round selection in the 2016 NFL Draft. But it seems he’s well on his way to doing well off the field.
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