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2015 NFL DRAFT

Bo Wallace, QB

School: Ole Miss  |  Conference: SEC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Pulaski, TN
Height/Weight: 6-4 / 217 lbs.
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11/11/2014 - Shortly after a pair of heartbreaking losses that tarnished a 7-0 start and a No. 3 ranking in the poll, Mississippi head coach Hugh Freeze made a promise to himself and his Rebels. "I promised to stay the course and not be discouraged," Freeze said. "So, I'm happy to have eight wins and be sitting where we are. It's a happy locker room today." Ole Miss (8-2, 4-2 SEC West) appeared to be emotionally healthy in a 48-0 win over Presbyterian College on Saturday. The Rebels ran up 640 yards of total offense, highlighted by Bo Wallace, who threw for two touchdowns and ran for another, exclusively in the first half.

Wallace was 11 for 15 for 140 yards, including scoring strikes of 66 and 23 yards to Vince Sanders and ran for a 9-yard score. Jordan Wilkins and Mark Dodson rushed for 171 and 128 yards, respectively, accounting for three touchdowns. "The two that jumped out to everyone were Jordan Wilkins and Mark Dodson," Freeze said. "Their downhill run was very impressive today. I'm impressed with what we saw, for sure." Dodson scored on first half runs of 65 and 62 yards. In the second half, Wilkins scored on a 73-yard run and DeVante Kincade threw a 31-yard touchdown pass to Derrick Jones. "I felt like we played really well," Wallace said. "I think we got everything accomplished that we wanted to get accomplished." - AP Sports

10/22/2014 - In the final few minutes of No. 3 Mississippi's 34-3 victory over Tennessee, the Volunteers decided to go for it on fourth-and-1, giving the ball to Derrell Scott for a run right up the middle. He couldn't even get back to the line of scrimmage. Issac Gross met Scott in the backfield, wrapping him up and slamming him to the turf as those that remained at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium roared in approval. It was an exclamation point to a nearly flawless night for the Ole Miss defense, which is already statistically the best in the Southeastern Conference and improving. Bo Wallace completed 13 of 28 passes for 199 yards and two touchdowns, connecting with Vince Sanders and Evan Engram on the scores. Sanders had 108 yards receiving.

That was more than enough for the Ole Miss defense. "They're phenomenal," Wallace said. "They're fun to watch. Before the season I knew they were good. I didn't know they were this good. All I have to do is take care of the ball." Ole Miss (7-0, 4-0 SEC) fell behind 3-0 early in the second quarter, but scored the next 34 points. With a relatively easy win, the Rebels continued their best start since 1962. Ole Miss came into the game giving up just 11.8 points per game, which ranked first in the SEC and second in the country. - AP Sports

10/13/2014 - MISSISSIPPI (6-0, 3-0)...Game: Ole Miss 35, Texas A&M 20. Quarterback Bo Wallace rushed for touchdowns on consecutive possessions in the first quarter, capping a 99-yard drive with a 10-yard run on the second, and free safety Cody Prewitt returned an interception 75 yards for a score to get the Rebels off to a 21-0 start. Wallace later passed 33 yards to wide receiver Quincy Adeboyejo for a touchdown as the Rebels built up a 35-7 lead before giving up two late scores, including one on the final play of the game.

Takeaway: The victory on the road serves as validation of the Rebels' win at home over Alabama in their previous outing. "I'm really pleased to come into Texas A&M, a very hostile environment, and I thought our kids handled it very well," coach Hugh Freeze said. "They handled the preparation all week long very well. To come out of here with a victory in this difficult environment against a very difficult, talented team is very exciting for our program and our fans." The Rebels' defense kept things under control, holding the Aggies to just 54 yards rushing and getting to A&M quarterback Kenny Hill for two interceptions and two sacks. Hill ended up passing for 401 yards, but nearly half (199 yards) came in the fourth quarter when the issue was pretty much settled. Next: Vs. Tennessee, Oct. 18. - The Sports Xchange

10/13/2014 - OCT 6 SEC OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Bo Wallace, QB, Ole Miss...Tossed a pair of touchdowns in the final 5:29 to lead Ole Miss to a come-from-behind win over top-ranked Alabama 23-17...Completed each of his final three passes for 57 yards and two scores...Finished 18 of 31 for 251 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions, and he was second on the team in rushing with 32 yards on 11 attempts...Ranks second in the SEC in passing average (304.4 ypg) and TDs (14). - SEC football

10/13/2014 - There's no such thing as "Good Bo, Bad Bo." There's just "Good Bo" after Ole Miss quarterback Bo Wallace, who threw three interceptions in the first half of the season opener against Boise State, rushed for two touchdowns, passed for one, and didn't have an interception for a second straight game in the win over Texas A&M. - The Sports Xchange

10/12/2014 - Ole Miss kept pace. After Mississippi State stayed unblemished with a victory over second-ranked Auburn earlier in the day, Mississippi matched its in-state rival by going into Kyle Field in College Station, Texas, silencing the Aggies and notching an impressive 35-20 victory on Saturday night. Last week, it was Ole Miss that posted the bigger upset of a higher-ranked opponent -- then-third-ranked Alabama -- and Mississippi State roughed up then-sixth-ranked Texas A&M. So with the Bulldogs thumping Auburn, the Rebels took care of business by handing the No. 14 Aggies. The Rebels (6-0, 3-0 SEC) scored two defensive touchdowns and didn't let Aggies quarterback Kenny Hill get into a rhythm.

Mississippi quarterback Bo Wallace threw a 33-yard touchdown pass to Quincy Adeboyejo late in the third quarter to re-establish the Rebels' three-touchdown lead. Rebels linebacker Keith Lewis then returned a Hill fumble 21 yards for a touchdown early in the fourth quarter as Ole Miss extended its lead from 14 points to 28 in 25 seconds of game time. Wallace passed for 178 yards and a touchdown and ran for two scores. But it wasn't so much what the Rebels did statistically as what they didn't do. Mississippi won the turnover battle 2-0 and were penalized just twice for 20 yards. - The Sports Xchange

10/08/2014 - One thing that bodes well for the Rebels is the steady play of senior quarterback Bo Wallace. In the biggest game of his career he was terrific, completing 18 of 31 passes for 251 yards and three touchdowns. Maybe most importantly, he had no turnovers. Wallace has had an up-and-down career with the Rebels, mixing great games with brutal ones. But so far this season he has thrown 14 touchdown passes to just six interceptions. Fans and media like to say there's a "Good Bo" and "Bad Bo," which Wallace admits irritates him.

"It's the most annoying thing I've ever heard," Wallace said. "I feel like I'm the only quarterback in the nation that has thrown an interception. But I try to play on an even keel. I stayed on an even keel for the whole ballgame." His nearly flawless performance against Alabama will certainly help shed that inconsistent reputation. While the offense emerged late to lead Ole Miss to the win, the defense was good for almost the entire afternoon. Alabama's offense scored just 10 points - the other seven were on a fumble recovery. - AP Sports

10/01/2014 - Quarterback Bo Wallace slapped Trae Elston on the back as he walked past the safety, and the two exchanged smiles but no words. Nothing needed to be explained. It was pretty obvious Mississippi's offense owes the defense after an ugly 24-3 victory over Memphis on Saturday. The 10th-ranked Rebels slogged through much of the night on offense and special teams, mixing bad plays with costly penalties. But the defense was exceptional, holding Memphis to just 104 total yards. "Our kids showed a great resolve," Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze said. "I'm extremely proud of our defense. I don't know if we have had a better effort than that in my 2?? years here. They were phenomenal."

Ole Miss led just 7-3 after three quarters but finally cut the mistakes and made some big plays. Jaylen Walton's 23-yard run pushed the lead to 17-3 with 9:34 remaining and Vaught-Hemingway Stadium could finally exhale. The Rebels (4-0) are undefeated through four games for the first time since 1970, but this one wasn't easy. It was an ugly night for Wallace, who threw two interceptions and lost a fumble. The senior was 22-of-37 passing for 248 yards and two touchdowns - both to Laquon Treadwell. - AP Sports

09/12/2014 - For much of the night, it was tough to watch. Mississippi hardly looked like the 18th-ranked team in the country. Boise State in no way resembled the program that used to beat the big boys with such regularity. The Rebels finally came around in the fourth quarter, pulling away to beat Boise State 35-13 in a sloppy season opener Thursday. Shaking off three first-half interceptions, Bo Wallace threw for 387 yards and four touchdowns - three of the scores coming on consecutive throws in the fourth quarter.

The Rebels (1-0) got the victory before a sparse crowd in the first of two Chick-fil-A Kickoff Games at the Georgia Dome this week. But it was hardly the sort of convincing performance they were hoping for entering the season with their highest ranking since 2009. Ole Miss led only 7-6 entering the fourth quarter before finishing off Boise State (0-1), ruining the debut of new Broncos coach Bryan Harsin. "It was awful hard to watch for 2 1/2 quarters," Rebels coach Hugh Freeze said. "Then we got in a decent rhythm the last part of the game, found a way to score enough points to win." - AP Sports

08/20/2014 - Mississippi's top NFL Draft-eligible prospects to watch in 2014: 3. QB Bo Wallace, Senior...Though he signed with Ole Miss just two years ago after a sterling JUCO career at East Mississippi, Wallace enters his senior campaign as the SEC's elder statesman at quarterback with 26 career starts. He's completed 64.3% of his passes during that time for a combined 6.340 yards and 40 touchdowns against 27 interceptions, while running for another 745 yards and 14 scores. Wallace signed with Arkansas State out of high school but redshirted in 2010 before transferring to East Mississippi Community College, where he guided the Lions to an undefeated season, including the NJCAA championship while earning national Offensive Player of the Year honors.

Though he threw nearly as many interceptions (17) as touchdowns (22) his first season in Oxford, Wallace showed moxie and toughness, battling through a separated shoulder that required off-season clavicle surgery and kept him out of spring practice last year. Healthy this spring, Wallace is expected to make strides despite losing playmaking wideout Donte Moncrief to the NFL. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

08/20/2014 - Mississippi's top NFL Draft-eligible prospects to watch in 2014: 3. QB Bo Wallace, Senior...Wallace takes virtually all of his snaps out of the shotgun in Freeze's spread scheme and he's surrounded by talented athletes who can make plays for him after the catch. He shows good accuracy and enough velocity to zip in-cutting routes but average arm strength and a bit of wind-up make long throws outside of the hashes a concern when projecting to the NFL. Wallace doesn't always step into his throws, which can leave his passes fluttering, though he anticipates his receivers' breaks well and usually places the ball where only his receivers can get it. Wallace plays with good awareness and is a better athlete than he looks, frequently stepping up, laterally or escaping the pocket entirely. He is far from a speedster but has vision and will take free yardage when the defense gives it to him. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

08/09/2014 - 2014 PRESEASON JOHNNY UNITAS GOLDEN ARM AWARD WATCH LIST: Bo Wallace, Mississippi...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). - Ole Miss football

08/09/2014 - 2014 PRESEASON ALL-SEC THIRD TEAM (MEDIA): QB Bo Wallace, Ole Miss (94)...Conerly Trophy finalist (Mississippi's top college football player) in 2013... 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. - Ole Miss football

08/06/2014 - 2014 PRESEASON DAVEY O'BRIEN AWARD WATCH LIST: Bo Wallace (Ole Miss, Senior)...Entering his third season as the Rebels' starting quarterback, Wallace ranks second in school history in total offense (7,085 yards) and passing (6,340 yards) and first in passing efficiency (140.2) and completion percentage (64.3). He is the SEC's top returning passer after throwing for 3.346 yards last year (second-most in the league behind Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel). He has claimed bowl game MVP honors each of the last two seasons and has also been named preseason All-SEC by Phil Steele, Athlon and Lindy's. - Ole Miss football

08/06/2014 - 2014 PRESEASON MAXWELL AWARD WATCH LIST: Bo Wallace, Ole Miss, Quarterback, Senior...Wallace, entering his third season as the Rebels' starting quarterback, makes the Maxwell Award watch list for the second straight year. The Pulaski, Tennessee, native who has claimed bowl game MVP honors each of the last two seasons has also been named preseason All-SEC by Phil Steele, Athlon and Lindy's. He enters his senior year ranked second in school history in total offense (7,085 yards) and passing (6,340 yards) and first in passing efficiency (140.2) and completion percentage (64.3). Former Rebel Eli Manning won the Maxwell Award in 2003. - Ole Miss football

04/05/2014 - Linebacker Deterrian Shackelford says Mississippi is ready to compete among the Southeastern Conference's best teams next season. The Rebels are optimistic after wrapping up spring practice on Saturday with the annual Grove Bowl. The offense edged the defense 15-12 in a modified scoring system that awarded points based on specific achievements. Third-year coach Hugh Freeze said both sides of the ball had good moments. Senior quarterback Bo Wallace completed 10 of 21 passes for 152 yards and a touchdown. Junior I'Tavius Mathers rushed for 121 yards on just four carries. The Rebels finished 8-5 last season, including a victory over Georgia Tech at the Music City Bowl. They're expecting even more success next fall. - AP Sports

12/30/2013 - Bo knows homecomings. Mississippi quarterback Bo Wallace, a product of nearby Pulaski, Tenn., accounted for all three of his team's touchdowns Monday as the Rebels held off Georgia Tech for a 25-17 win in the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl at LP Field. Wallace completed 22 of 32 passes for 256 yards with one scoring pass and an interception. He added 86 yards and two touchdowns on 13 carries for Ole Miss (8-5), which won its second consecutive bowl game under second-year coach Hugh Freeze.

The Yellow Jackets (7-6) pulled within 23-17 with two scores in a 67-second span early in the fourth quarter. Placekicker Harrison Butker converted a 38-yard field goal with 14:43 remaining, followed by Wallace's only mistake, an interception by cornerback D.J. White. Georgia Tech quarterback Vad Lee heaved a 72-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Darren Waller, who sped past falling nickel back Tony Conner, and the Yellow Jackets were back in the game. - The Sports Xchange

12/30/2013 - PLAYERS TO WATCH: The Rebels' offense goes as QB Bo Wallace goes. Wallace's struggles in recent games have been mentioned already, but the junior signal caller has still turned in a solid season. He has passed for 3,090 yards and 17 touchdowns against nine interceptions and ranks third in the SEC in passing with 257 yards per game and in total offense at 279 yards per game. Wallace leads the league's third-best passing offense, and with a running game that's tailed off as of late, it needs to be in sync for the Rebels to have a chance. - The Sports Xchange

11/16/2013 - Bo Wallace threw for three touchdowns and ran for another as Mississippi set a school record for total offense with 751 yards Saturday as the Rebels defeated Troy 51-21. Wallace was 17 for 26 for 272 yards and rushed for 66 yards on nine carries as the Rebels (7-3) extended their winning streak to four games. The total offense production was the best since 1951, when the Rebels totaled 623 yards against Auburn.

Laquon Treadwell had touchdown catches for 25 and 23 yards. Quincy Adeboyejo added a 24-yard scoring pass from Wallace, who scored a 29-yard touchdown run. Jaylen Walton scored on a 4-yard run and a 43-yard pass from Barry Brunetti before Mark Dodson added a fourth quarter touchdown on a 1-yard run. Troy (5-6), trailing 27-7 at halftime, scored on fourth quarter touchdown runs of 2 and 1 yards by Jordan Chunn and Daron White, respectively. Brandon Burks had a 5-yard scoring run in the first quarter. The loss was the third straight for the Sun Belt Conference Trojans, who can become bowl eligible with a win in their season finale with Texas State. - AP Sports

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11/11/2014 - Shortly after a pair of heartbreaking losses that tarnished a 7-0 start and a No. 3 ranking in the poll, Mississippi head coach Hugh Freeze made a promise to himself and his Rebels. "I promised to stay the course and not be discouraged," Freeze said. "So, I'm happy to have eight wins and be sitting where we are. It's a happy locker room today." Ole Miss (8-2, 4-2 SEC West) appeared to be emotionally healthy in a 48-0 win over Presbyterian College on Saturday. The Rebels ran up 640 yards of total offense, highlighted by Bo Wallace, who threw for two touchdowns and ran for another, exclusively in the first half.

Wallace was 11 for 15 for 140 yards, including scoring strikes of 66 and 23 yards to Vince Sanders and ran for a 9-yard score. Jordan Wilkins and Mark Dodson rushed for 171 and 128 yards, respectively, accounting for three touchdowns. "The two that jumped out to everyone were Jordan Wilkins and Mark Dodson," Freeze said. "Their downhill run was very impressive today. I'm impressed with what we saw, for sure." Dodson scored on first half runs of 65 and 62 yards. In the second half, Wilkins scored on a 73-yard run and DeVante Kincade threw a 31-yard touchdown pass to Derrick Jones. "I felt like we played really well," Wallace said. "I think we got everything accomplished that we wanted to get accomplished." - AP Sports

 

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