Player Profile - Bo Wallace
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Bo Wallace, or as we like to refer to him as “Dr. Bo“, will be the Ole Miss Rebels starting quarterback for the third straight season in 2014. Wallace hails out of Pulaski, Tennesse and joined the Rebels the same year Coach Hugh Freeze came to Oxford. Bo Wallace and the Hugh Freeze chemistry did not start at Ole Miss. Wallace was with Freeze during Freeze’s last year at Arkansas State, but did not play as he was redshirted.
Wallace was highlighted for taking EMCC to a national championship in his first year of junior college. He earned first team All-American and National Offensive Player of the Year honors from the NJCAA. He also became only the second player in NJCAA history to surpass the 4,000-yard mark in passing yards and the first freshman to win National Offensive Player of the year since 2004.
In 2012, Bo became the winner of the Conerly Trophy (award for top college player in the State of Mississippi) due to his first year performance at Ole Miss. He was named the No. 10 SEC newcomer by ESPN.com. He was the starting quarterback for the Rebels in every game and completed 235-of-368 passing attempts, racking up the second-most total yards (3,384), third-most passing yards (2,994) and fourth-most touchdown passes (22) in a single season in school history. His 63.9 completion percentage in 2012 ranks second in school history. He also led the team with eight rushing touchdowns (most by a Rebel quarterback since Archie Manning) and finished second with 390 rushing yards.
If I were to say Bo Wallace is one of the best quarterbacks in Ole Miss school history, some Rebel fans would chuckle. But, if you were on the outside looking into the University and comparing stats, you would without question agree to that statement. He enters his senior season ranked 2nd in school history in total offense yards (7,085), 2nd in passing yards (6,340), 3rd in completions (518), 6th in attempts (805), 1st in completion percentage (64.3), 1st in passing efficiency (140.2), 4th in passing TDs (40) and 2nd in 300-yard passing games. You are putting him on a scale with Ole Miss legends like Archie and Eli Manning when you compare those numbers.
In 2013, Bo Wallace set school records for total offense (3,701 yards) and completions (283) in a season. He completed 283 of 437 passes for 3,346 yards (3rd-most in school history) with 18 TDs and 10 INTs. He was ranked 3rd in the SEC and 26th nationally in both total offense (284.7 ypg) and passing (257.4 ypg). In SEC play, he was ranked 2nd in total offense (300.8) and passing (283.4). He was 4th on the team with 355 rushing yards and T-1st with six rushing TDs.
Ole Miss Career Highlights
• Ranked 2nd in school history in total offensive yards (7,085)
• Ranked 2nd in school history in total passing yards (6,340)
• Ranked 1st in school history in completion percentage (64.3)
• 2012 Conerly Trophy Award Winner
• 2013 Conerly Trophy Award Finalist
• Music City Bowl MVP
• BBVA Compass Bowl MVP
Ole Miss Career Stats
Stats courtesy of: Sports-Reference.com