Junior Wideout Becomes the Seventh Rebel to Win the Prestigious Award
Luke Becomes the 38th Head Coach in Program History
Conerly Trophy Awarded to Most Outstanding College Football Player in Mississippi
Arkansas 38, Ole Miss 37
Rebel Post 624 Yards of Total Offense
Ole Miss vs. Central Arkansas (9/1/12)
Preseason All-SEC second team (Phil Steele, Athlon, Lindy's), third team (CFB Matrix) ... Named to watch lists for the Maxwell Award and CFPA Quarterback Trophy ... Rated the No. 11 quarterback in the country by Lindy's ... Rated the third-best QB in the SEC and the league's most accurate passer by ESPN.com ... Has started behind center in every game of his Ole Miss career ... Worked out with throwing mechanics guru Tom House during the offseason.
CAREER: Two-time Bowl Game MVP ... Enters senior season ranked second in school history in total offense yards (7,085), second in passing yards (6,340), third in completions (518), sixth in attempts (805), first in completion percentage (64.3), first in passing efficiency (140.2), fourth in passing TDs (40) and second in 300-yard passing games (7).
2013: Conerly Trophy finalist (Mississippi's top college football player) ... Starting quarterback in every game ... Set school records for total offense (3,701 yards) and completions (283) in a season ... Completed 283 of 437 passes for 3,346 yards (third-most in school history) with 18 TDs and 10 INTs ... Ranked thirrd in the SEC and 26th nationally in both total offense (284.7 ypg) and passing (257.4 ypg) ... In SEC play, ranked second in total offense (300.8) and passing (283.4) ... Was fourth on the team with 355 rushing yards and tied for first with six rushing TDs ... Earned second letter ... at Vanderbilt (8/29/13): Tied a career high with 31 completions on 47 attempts for 283 yards, while rushing a career-high 18 times for 48 yards with two touchdowns ... vs. Southeast Missouri (9/7/13): Completed 8 of 15 passes for 188 yards and two TDs, all in the first half ... Also rushed for 15 yards on two carries ... at Texas (9/14/13): Completed 17 of 25 passes for 177 yards and two TDs, while rushing for 57 yards on 12 carries with another TD ... at #1 Alabama (9/28/13): Completed 17 of 31 passes for 159 yards and ran 12 times for 5 yards ... at Auburn (10/5/13): Completed 25 of 48 passes for a season-high 336 yards with two TDs and two INTs ... vs. #9 Texas A&M (10/12/13): Completed 22 of 36 passes for 301 yards, three TDs and one INT, while rushing for 27 yards on nine attempts ... vs. #6 LSU (10/19/13): Completed 30 of 39 passes for 346 yards and rushed 11 times for 18 yards ... vs. Idaho (10/26/13): Completed 15 of 22 passes for 186 yards, two TDs and no picks ... vs. Arkansas (11/9/13): Posted career bests of 416 passing yards and 428 total yards (both rank No. 2 in school history) with three TDs and two picks, completing 27 of 34 passes and rushing for 12 yards ... vs. Troy (11/16/13): Completed 17 of 26 passes for 272 yards, three TDs and no interceptions, adding a team-high 66 rushing yards and another score while directing the offense to a school-record 751 total yards ... vs. #8 Missouri (11/23/13): Battling flu-like symptoms, completed 26 of 42 passes for 244 yards and an INT while rushing for 6 yards ... at Mississippi State (11/28/13): Completed 26 of 40 passes for 182 yards and three interceptions, while rushing 12 times for 31 yards and catching one pass for 19 yards on a trick play from Laquon Treadwell ... Music City Bowl vs. Georgia Tech (12/30/13): Named Music City Bowl MVP after completing 22 of 32 passes for 256 yards, a TD and an INT along with a game-high 86 rushing yards and two TDs on the ground ... Named to preseason watch lists for the Maxwell Award, Davey O'Brien Award and Manning Award ... Held out of throwing drills in the spring after offseason clavicle surgery ... Resumed passing in May and participated in all of preseason camp.
2012: Conerly Trophy winner (top college football player in Mississippi) ... Named the No. 10 SEC Impact Newcomer by ESPN.com ... College Football News Sophomore All-America honorable mention ... The Rebels' starting QB for every game completed 235-of-368 passing attempts, racking up the second-most total yards (3,384), third-most passing yards (2,994) and fourth-most TD passes (22) in a single season in school history ... His 63.9 completion percentage ranks second in school history ... Also led the team with eight rushing touchdowns (most by a Rebel QB since Archie Manning) and finished second with 390 rushing yards ... Accounted for 186 points (22 pass TDs, 8 rush TDs, 1 rec TD), 4th-most among SEC players ... Ranked 5th in SEC, 45th in NCAA in total offense (260.3 ypg) ... 5th in SEC in passing yards (230.3 ypg) ... 8th in SEC, 37th in NCAA in passing efficiency (142.7) ... In league play, ranked 3rd in passing (265.8 ypg) and total offense (288.8 ypg) ... Played most of the season with a separated shoulder ... Earned first letter ... vs. Central Arkansas (9/1): As the starting QB, set a school record for total offense in a debut with 346 yards ... Completed 20-of-24 passes for 264 yards, two TDs and an interception ... Led the Rebels on the ground with 82 yards and a TD ... vs. UTEP (9/8): Completed 15-of-22 passes for 174 yards, three TDs and no picks, adding 53 more yards and another TD on the ground (11 carries) ... vs. #12 Texas (9/15): Completed 13-of-24 passes for 178 yards, a touchdown and three picks ... Rushed 12 times for 8 yards ... at Tulane (9/22): Completed 7-of-16 passes for 101 yards and a TD and rushed eight times for 36 yards ... at #1 Alabama (9/29): Connected on 15-of-26 passes for 123 yards and two interceptions, while losing 14 yards on eight carries ... vs. Texas A&M (10/6): Completed 20-of-34 passes for 305 yards with a TD and two picks, while rushing for 21 yards and a TD on 13 carries ... vs. Auburn (10/13): First player in school history with a rushing, passing and receiving touchdown in the same game ... Completed 17-of-22 passes for 226 yards and a TD, rushed for 39 yards and 2 TDs and made his first career catch for a 25-yard TD ... at Arkansas (10/27): Set career highs with 29 completions and 37 passing attempts ... Threw for 278 yards, a TD and a pick and added 38 rushing yards on 11 carries ... at #6 Georgia (11/3): Completed 16-of-25 passes for 187 yards and a TD with one interception ... vs. Vanderbilt (11/10): Completed 31-of-49 passes for 403 yards and a TD, also rushed for a TD ... at #7 LSU (11/17): Completed 15-of-35 passes for 310 yards and two TDs with three picks, rushed for 54 yards on 11 carries and two TDs with a long run of 58 yards for a TD ... vs. #24 Mississippi State (11/24): Completed 15-of-22 passes for 294 yards and five touchdowns, tied for third-most in a game in school history ... Rushed for 40 yards on 13 carries ... BBVA Compass Bowl vs. Pitt (1/5): Completed 22-of-32 passes for 151 yards, three TDs and two picks, while rushing eight times for 27 yards ... Transferred to Ole Miss in January and joined the team for spring drills.
JUNIOR COLLEGE: Led East Mississippi to an undefeated 12-0 season and the NJCAA national championship while setting NJCAA single-season records for passing yards (4,604), total yards (4,810) and touchdown passes (53) ... Earned first team All-American and National Offensive Player of the Year honors from NJCAA ... Became only the second player in NJCAA history to surpass the 4,000-yard mark passing and the first freshman to win National Offensive Player of the year since 2004 ... A three-time NJCAA Offensive Player of the Week selection ... Earned Offensive Game MVP honors following EMCC's 55-47 victory over previously unbeaten Arizona Western College in the NJCAA championship game by completing 31-of-44 passes for 486 yards and seven touchdowns, the most ever thrown in an NJCAA-sanctioned national title game ... Named 2011 NJCAA Region 23 Most Valuable Player as well as the Offensive Back MVP of the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior College's North Division ... Coached in junior college by Buddy Stephens.
ARKANSAS STATE (2010): Did not see action and was redshirted.
HIGH SCHOOL: Led Giles County to a Class 4A state title and a 14-game winning streak ... As a senior, posted a 70-percent completion rate, 3,287 yards passing, 37 passing touchdowns, and 47 total TDs ... Also had 4,195 total yards, breaking a state record ... Ranked in the top five in state history in total touchdowns (2nd), passing touchdowns (T-3rd), and passing yardage (5th) ... Earned The Tennessean's All-Midstate Player of the Year award and was also one of 11 Tennessee Titans Mr. Football honorees ... Senior season was named Region 12-4A MVP and was the MVP of the 4A state championship game ... Also named Super All-State, Tennessean Player of the Year, Tennessean Dream Team member in 2009 ... Finished his career with 8,778 yards of total offense and 6,395 passing yards, which rank fifth and seventh all-time in the state, respectively ... Junior season was the Region 5-3A Offensive Player of the Year, 3A All-State selection, Hazelgreen 7-on-7 MVP, an Army All-America Combine participant and an EA Sports Elite 11 participant ... Completed 99-of-164 passes for 1,243 yards and 12 TDs, while also rushing 153 times for 1,139 yards and 10 TDs in 2008 ... Sophomore season was the Region 5-3A QB of the Year and an All-State selection, completing 100-of-170 passes for 1,696 yards and 15 TDs ... Also ran 81 times for 353 yards and three TDs as a sophomore ... National Underclassmen Combine Freshman MVP and Ultimate 100 participant.
PERSONAL: Son of Bill and Trina Wallace ... Full name is William Robert Wallace Jr. ... Born: June 23, 1992 ... General studies major ... Made U.M.A.A. Honor Roll for Spring 2014.
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