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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 / 203 lbs.
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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

08/20/2014 - 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

08/09/2014 - 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

08/09/2014 - 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

08/06/2014 - 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

11/11/2013 - WEEK 11 COLLEGE FOOTBALL STARS: Bo Wallace, Mississippi, threw for a career-high 407 yards and three TDs to help the Rebels beat Arkansas 34-24. - AP Sports

11/09/2013 - Bo Wallace threw for a career-high 407 yards and three touchdowns, Donte Moncrief had 149 yards receiving and a touchdown and Mississippi beat Arkansas 34-24 on Saturday afternoon. Ole Miss (6-3, 3-3 Southeastern Conference) is now bowl eligible for the second straight season under coach Hugh Freeze. Arkansas (3-7, 0-6) has lost seven games in a row. Wallace completed 26 of 33 passes, picking apart the Razorbacks' defense with short and long throws. Ja-Mes Logan caught five passes for 110 yards and a touchdown.

Arkansas kept the game close into the third quarter, pulling within 20-17 on Kiero Small's 1-yard touchdown run. But the Rebels broke it open on two long touchdown passes - one for 75 yards to Logan and the next 52 yards to Moncrief - and the Razorbacks were never seriously threatened again. Jonathan Williams led Arkansas with 67 rushing yards. - AP Sports

10/27/2013 - Bo Wallace threw for 186 yards and two touchdowns, I'Tavius Mathers rushed for 138 yards and another touchdown and Mississippi rolled to a 59-14 win over Idaho on Saturday. Wallace threw both of his touchdown passes on long completions to Ja-Mes Logan, who finished with six receptions for 122 yards. Ole Miss (5-3) won its second straight game, finishing with 569 total yards.

Idaho (1-7) lost its third straight game. Taylor Davis completed 12 of 30 passes for 166 yards and one touchdown. Dezmon Epps caught five passes for 89 yards and a touchdown. Ole Miss led 17-0 after one quarter, 24-7 at halftime and erased any remaining doubt with 21 points in the third quarter. Jaylen Walton added 86 yards rushing and two touchdowns. Backup quarterback Barry Brunetti completed 7 of 7 passes for 94 yards and two touchdowns. - AP Sports

10/21/2013 - The banged-up Ole Miss D did a very nice job against LSU. The Rebs picked off Zach Mettenberger three times on his first 12 attempts Saturday night. Maybe even more noteworthy was the way Bo Wallace and Ole Miss carved up John Chavis' D, which had been coming on. The Rebels piled up 525 yards and went 11-18 on third downs. Just when some of us piled onto that Tigers bandwagon. - Bruce Feldman, CBSSports.com

10/19/2013 - Mississippi kicker Andrew Ritter said his game-winning, 41-yard field goal attempt felt good off his foot. Then he watched with dread as it started drifting right. By the time it reached the uprights, it was dangerously close. The senior held his breath. So did the rest of Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. It sailed through with about a foot to spare. The crowd exploded. It was the finishing touch on Mississippi's 27-24 upset victory over No. 6 LSU on Saturday night. ''Can you believe it?'' Ritter asked.

It was a happy ending for Ole Miss (4-3, 2-3 Southeastern Conference) after the Rebels let a 17-point lead slip away completely when LSU's Zach Mettenberger hit Jarvis Landry for a 4-yard touchdown to tie it at 24 with 3:19 remaining. But the Rebels responded with a methodical, 14-play drive that ended in Ritter's field goal with two seconds remaining. It capped a remarkable day of upsets across the league. LSU joined Georgia, Texas A&M, Florida and South Carolina as ranked SEC teams to lose Saturday. Bo Wallace completed 30 of 39 passes for 346 yards and Jaylen Walton rushed for 105 yards and two touchdowns for the Rebels, who snapped a three-game losing streak. - AP Sports

10/01/2013 - Maybe next time Ole Miss won't be quite so talkative before taking on a big-time opponent in a big game. Before going to Alabama, QB Bo Wallace had said his team would definitely score points against the proud Crimson Tide defense because with their wide receivers, the Rebels can score against anybody. Wallace said later his comments were misconstrued, but the bulletin board material had been posted. Tide players said afterward the remarks served as motivation for them in their 25-0 victory over the Rebels. "We looked at it as a challenge, as we were being hunted," junior DE Jeoffrey Pagan said. "With all the things that Ole Miss was saying, we took it personal. "We wanted to come out and dominate the game and the line of scrimmage." - The Sports Xchange

09/15/2013 - Mississippi found a running play that worked against Texas, and just like BYU a week earlier, kept running it again and again. The Longhorns couldn't stop Jeff Scott from blistering them on the speed option to the outside and No. 25 Ole Miss rolled over reeling Texas 44-23 on Saturday night. Scott ran for 164 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries and also scored on a 73-yard punt return. Bo Wallace passed for two touchdowns and ran for another and the Rebels' defense dominated the second half. "It's so sweet," Wallace said. "I was telling those guys ... they put up 66 on us (last year). I was wanting to score that many if we could."

And for Mississippi, a road win at a historical powerhouse such as Texas will be another confidence boost under second-year coach Hugh Freeze. The Rebels are ranked for the first time since 2009, are 3-0 for the first time since 1989 and have a week off before playing at No. 1 Alabama. "To come in and stand toe-to-toe with them, I do think nationally it's going to help us in recruiting. It's a step in the right direction but it's only one step. We didn't take six tonight, we just took one," Freeze said. - AP Sports

09/08/2013 - Quarterbacks Bo Wallace and Barry Brunetti directed Mississippi to a 31-point outburst in a 20-minute span in the first half to highlight a win over FCS member Southeast Missouri 31-13. The Rebels (2-0) scored on five consecutive series in the decisive surge, highlighted by touchdown passes of 64 and 67 yards from Wallace to Evan Engram and Donte Moncrief, respectively. Wallace was 8 of 15 for 188 yards and did not play in the second half.

Brunetti scored a 4-yard touchdown run and had a game-high 111 yards on 18 carries. Ole Miss accounted for 532 yards in total offense, including a 10-yard touchdown run from I'Tavious Mathers and a 37-yard field goal from Andrew Ritter. Southeast Missouri (0-2) of the Ohio Valley Conference, was led by Scott Lathorp, who threw touchdown passes of 14 and 16 yards to D.J. Foster and Spencer Davis, respectively. Lathrop finished 16 of 24 for 159 yards. - AP Sports

08/29/2013 - PLAYERS TO WATCH: QB Bo Wallace led the Southeastern Conference with 17 interceptions a year ago but was also the catalyst for much of the Rebels' offensive success. Despite just coming back from offseason shoulder surgery, Wallace's decision making was once again scrutinized during preseason camp as he struggled at times to make plays with his arm. In Ole Miss' late 27-26 loss to Vanderbilt last year, Wallace completed 31 of 49 passes for 403 yards and a touchdown. He also rushed for a score. The main challenge for the Rebels will be to keep the junior gun slinger upright. In last year's meeting, Wallace was sacked three times. - The Sports Xchange

08/26/2013 - TOP MISSISSIPPI PROSPECTS FOR THE 2014 NFL DRAFT: 4. QB Bo Wallace (6-4, 205, 4.89)*...As is usually the case, improvement at the quarterback position sparked the Rebels' surprising success in 2012. Wallace, a junior college transfer, was named the starter just days before the 2012 opener but emerged as one of the SEC's breakout performers, completing 64 percent of his passes for 2,994 yards and 22 touchdowns. The athletic quarterback also rushed for 390 yards and led the Rebels with eight touchdowns on the ground.

Wallace originally signed with Freeze at Arkansas State in 2010, but after redshirting transferred to East Mississippi Community College. He spent just one season at the junior college level, but it was a spectacular one, guiding EMCC to a 12-0 record and the National Junior College title while setting single-season records for passing yards (4,604), total yards (4,810) and touchdown passes (53). - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

08/26/2013 - TOP MISSISSIPPI PROSPECTS FOR THE 2014 NFL DRAFT: 4. QB Bo Wallace (6-4, 205, 4.89)*...Wallace's size and ability to attack defenses with both his arm and legs is intriguing. Like many college quarterbacks, his production was enhanced by a scheme that often allowed him to make pre-snap reads and throw simple screens, etc. He too frequently challenged defenders in 2012, staring down his targets. Wallace led SEC quarterbacks with 17 interceptions thrown. He has arm talent to significantly improve upon this number in 2013.

Wallace is a bit rough around the edges, but with two more seasons of potential eligibility remaining, he has time to develop. Wallace missed the spring after recovering from offseason surgery on his shoulder (clavicle) but returned in May and is expected to pick up where he left off when the Rebels open their 2013 campaign at Vanderbilt August 29. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

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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
 

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