College: Iowa State
Drafted: Pick 13 of the 4th round by Seattle
Positives: Fine athlete, known for his creativity...Shows quick feet to set up in his pass drops and can put good zip on his tosses when he sets himself properly...Very fluid on the move and can drop it in and put good touch on his throws...Knows when to take some velocity off his passes and makes soft, accurate soft tosses...Never panics in the pocket, showing poise and willingness to sacrifice himself rather than force the ball into traffic...Not vocal, but is a take-charge type in the huddle...Can buy himself some time and avoid sacks with his movement stepping out of the pocket...Excellent open field runner with the speed, burst and body control to elude in the second level...Natural athlete whose speed enables him to get out of the pocket and make big plays with his feet...Despite not setting his feet properly before throwing on the move, he still displays accuracy...Has the balance to make lateral jump cuts.
Negatives: Inconsistent in his windup and delivery and his inability to read underneath coverage results in getting a lot of his passes tipped or intercepted...Spends too much time eyeballing his primary target...Needs to refine his mechanics, as he tends to throw off balance and does not properly set his feet, which negates the arc he puts on his long tosses...Struggles when he tries to air the pigskin out, as his balls tend to flutter (much more accurate in the short-to-intermediate area)...Highly competitive type, but needs to learn when to throw the ball away to avoid the sack... Forces throws into coverage, especially when going long...Good quickness may be better suited for halfback, as he is not a classic pocket passer, appearing more comfortable on play action and rollouts...Needs to show more emotion, at times, as he seems too even keeled to spark his team- mates in the huddle...Understands the play book, but his very low Wonderlic score (10 of a possible 47 answers) is a big concern...Needs to secure the ball better before running, as he has had a high amount of fumbles the last two years.
The unquestioned leader of the Cyclones, he took a different course during his college career... Was originally recruited as a defensive back by Oregon State, but left that school when his mom became ill, enrolling close to home at Sacramento City Junior College...Joined the ISU program in 2001 and was named the Big Twelve's Newcomer of the Year...In just two seasons at Iowa State, he completed 411 of 712 passes (57.7%) for 5289 yards, 26 touchdowns and 27 interceptions, adding 912 yards and 15 scores on 237 carries (3.8 avg) in 25 games...Only Alex Espinoza (5307, 1984-86) gained more yards passing in school history...His 6201 yards in total offense shattered Espinoza's previous all-time school mark of 5018 yards.
Consensus All-Big Twelve Conference second-team choice...Team co-captain and co-recipient of the Ray Scott Award, given to the team's Most Valuable Player...Finalist for the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, given to the nation's top senior quarterback...Started every game, setting school season-records as he completed 244 of 443 passes (55.1%) for 3245 yards, 15 touchdowns and 18 interceptions, topping the previous marks of 234 completions of 403 passes for 2639 yards by David Archer in 1983...Gained 437 yards with eight touchdowns on 123 carries (3.6 avg)...His 3682 yards in total offense shattered the previous Cyclones season-record of 2698 yards by Archer in 1983...Fumbled the ball eleven times, with six miscues resulting in turnovers.
Florida State...Hit on 22 of 33 passes for 313 yards and a pair of scores, including a 39-yarder to Jamaul Montgomery and also ran for a 1-yard touchdown.
Kansas...Connected on 16 of 24 attempts for 234 yards.
Tennessee Tech...Gained 230 yards on 12 of 19 tries with 3 touchdowns, including 16 & 47-yarders to Montgomery.
Iowa...Rallied the team to a 36-31 victory as he completed 23 of 37 passes for 361 yards and a 7-yard score to Montgomery and also ran for a 5-yard touchdown.
Troy State...Totaled 295 yards and 3 touchdowns on 17 of 25 attempts and ran for a 1-yard score.
Nebraska...Torched the Huskers' defense for 220 yards and a touchdown on 19 of 32 passes and rushed 7 times for 50 yards, including 1 & 7-yard scores.
Texas Tech...Added 37 yards on 8 runs with a 12-yard touchdown and hit on 15 of 22 tosses for 148 yards and a touchdown.
Oklahoma...Had the worst game of his ISU career as he connected on 4 of 22 passes for 43 yards and 3 interceptions and also fumbled the ball.
Texas...Threw a costly interception that led to a touchdown drive, but did gain 226 yards with a 16-yard touchdown to Lance Young while connecting on 18 of 39 throws before being replaced in the fourth quarter.
Missouri...Found Young with a 34-yard scoring strike and hit on 31 of 47 attempts for 425 yards, adding 68 yards and a 1-yard touchdown on 10 carries...His 493 yards in total offense set a school game-record and his 425 aerial yards is topped only by Todd Bandhauer's 437 yards vs. Texas in 1998 on the school's game-record chart...Turned the ball over once on two fumbles.
Kansas State...Facing one of the nation's toughest defenses, he threw three interceptions and turned the ball over twice on fumbles...Completed 11 of 26 throws for 162 yards.
Colorado...Set up four Colorado scoring drives with an interception and three lost fumbles, but gained 265 yards with a 50-yard touchdown to Young on 24 of 35 chances and rushed 15 times for 102 yards, including a 6-yard score.
Connecticut...Had a pass intercepted by cornerback Terrance Smith to set up a touchdown and three more passes were intercepted...Also fumbled the ball...Completed 19 of 44 attempts for 216 yards and gained 41 yards on 12 runs in a 37-20 loss.
Boise State (Humanitarian Bowl)...Rushed 12 times for 83 yards and hit on 13 of 38 passes for 107 yards and a 6-yard score to Montgomery to close his collegiate career with a 34-16 loss.
Named Big Twelve Conference Newcomer of the Year by the league's coaches and the Associated Press...Team co-MVP and recipient of the Durwood "Dury" Moss Award, given to the team's top newcomer...All-Big Twelve Conference honorable mention...Completed 167 of 269 passes (62.1%) for 2944 yards, 11 touchdowns and nine interceptions...Gained 475 yards with seven scores on 114 carries (4.2 avg) in eleven regular season games...Fumbled the ball eight times.
Northern Iowa...Began his ISU career with touchdown runs of 27 & 60 yards, picking up 107 yards on 20 carries while connecting on 5 of 11 passes for 47 yards.
Ohio University...Gained 250 yards on 15 of 28 passes with two interceptions and a fumble.
Baylor...Had a breakout game as he completed 22 of 24 passes for 299 yards and 4 touchdowns, adding 58 yards on 7 runs.
Nebraska...Hit on 13 of 29 throws for 214 yards and a 13-yard score to Lance Young and ran for a 17-yard touchdown.
Oklahoma State...Rushed 10 times for 67 yards and a 1-yard touchdown and completed 16 of 19 throws for 150 yards.
Texas A&M...Ran for a 1-yard touchdown, fumbled the ball once and hit on 30 of 46 passes for 348 yards and a pair of scores.
Colorado...Had an interception and a fumble, but totaled 215 yards with 2 scores on 16 of 29 tosses while also rushing for a 1-yard touchdown.
Kansas...Held to 39 yards on 8 rushes and 89 yards with a touchdown on 5 of 15 passes as he fumbled the ball once and had an interception.
Iowa...Fumbled the ball, but made up for the miscue with 20 of 27 throws for 228 yards and a score.
Alabama (Independence Bowl)...Completed 25 of 42 passes for 284 yards and carried 7 times for 28 yards...Also fumbled the ball.
JUCO All-American and All-Conference selection as a sophomore at Sacramento City (Cal.) Junior College...Passed for 3675 yards and 22 touchdowns and rushed for 550 yards on 49 carries for nine touchdowns that year...As a freshman in 1999, he completed 106 of 155 passes for 1398 yards and seven touchdowns, rushing for 330 yards and 13 touchdowns on 25 carries...His team finished 9-2 his two seasons and was two-time Capitol Shrine Bowl Champion...Coached by Dave Griffin...Also saw action as team's kicker...Attended Oregon State in 1998, redshirted as a corner- back before transferring to Sacramento City.
No injuries reported.
Campus Agility Tests
4.56 in the 40-yard dash...340-pound bench press...420-pound squat...36-inch vertical jump...10'2" broad jump...30 7/8-incvh arm length...8 1/2-inch hands...Right-handed...10/47 Wonderlic score.
COMBINE AGILITY TESTS
ARM HAND TEST 40 20 10 225 VJ BJ SHUTTLE CONE
30 3/8 9 1/8 14 4.56 2.67 1.62 38 10'7" 4.14 6.98
Attended Rancho Cordova (Sacramento, Cal.) High...All-CIF second-team pick as a junior, adding All-Sierra Conference and All-City first-team honors as a senior...Played basketball and was named first-team All-Sierra Conference and received honorable mention for the All-Sacramento team...Coached by Mike Lazenby...Lettered twice in football and three times in basketball...Honor Roll student.
Sociology major...Son of Linda and O.T. Wallace...Cousin, Andre Bruce, played football at Texas Christian (1995-98) and presently serves as a graduate assistant for the defensive squad at TCU... Born 8/06/80 in Sacramento, California.
YEAR ATT COMP PCT YARDS TD YD/ATT YD/CMP INT I/PCT LG GM/AVG
2001 269 169 62.1 2044 11 7.60 12.09 9 3.35 54 185.82
2002 443 244 55.1 3245 15 7.33 13.30 18 4.06 60 231.79
TOTAL 712 411 57.7 5289 26 7.43 12.87 27 3.79 60 211.56
YEAR GP GS NO YARDS AVG TD LONG
2001 11 11 114 475 4.2 7 60
2002 14 14 123 437 3.6 8 48
TOTAL 25 25 237 912 3.8 15 60
YEAR GM PLAYS PASS RUSH YARDS TDR P/AVG GM/AVG
2001 11 383 2044 114 2158 18 5.63 196.18
2002 14 566 3245 437 3682 23 6.51 263.00
TOTAL 25 949 5289 912 6201 41 6.53 248.04
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