Yes, it certainly can.
The actual Ngram graph can be viewed here.
here are some examples from Google Books (you can find these yourself by going to the actual Ngram Viewer (the link is above) and clicking on the various links at the bottom of it).
The prestigious individual also possesses symbols of his success in the commonly valued enterprise, and the symbols are likely to stand for real rewards.
...if a highly credible or prestigious person attempts to increase his power by persuading others to value more highly the outcomes he controls...
With some of the most prestigious people in the field of children's books as judges Pat Ellis is expecting to attract some fine manuscripts.
Fine clothes represent an upper-class, prestigious individual; dirty clothes represent a lower-class, unpopular individual.
The chair that reclines and has arms and a broad headrest is reserved for the most prestigious person in an organization; the lowliest person answering telephones is more likely to be on a swivelling stool with perhaps a low back rest.
Three prestigious people warmly supported my application: The first, Francis Perrin, the atomic expert and former administrator of the Atomic Energy Commission...
Note, there are some "false positives", especially with individual, which itself is often used as a modifier, but the examples above should suffice to answer your question. Example of a "false positive," with individual not used to refer to a person:
Of the three most prestigious individual honors a player can garner, the Cy Young Award was the last to be created.
(The Great Book of Baseball Knowledge: The Ultimate Test for the Ultimate Fan)
Note: prior to about 1900 the word meant deceitful, illusory, dazzling skillful.