Published January 7, 2013 - 6:00pmNEW: Follow on facebook -
You may think Bo Wallace is a pretty boy, evidenced by his flowing blonde hair, but this kid played through pain the entire season and played well. Wallace was injured in the fourth game of the season against Tulane, and he battled through the next eight games in pain and winning football games.
There was a noticeable drop off in production after the injury, and you could tell he physically wasn’t the same player.
Hugh Freeze confirmed today that Wallace will have surgery, and Ole Miss released a short statement that the surgery is an attempt to stabilize his collarbone. He’ll be out four to six months and will miss spring practice.
The redshirt sophomore finished the season with 2,994 yards, 22 touchdowns and 17 interceptions. He also rushed for 390 yards and eight touchdowns, too, and he’s the motor behind Freeze’s up-tempo offense.
Wallace played so well at times, but he made some errant decisions throughout the season, too, that made you shake your head. He’s a streaky player, and he’ll be back next season healthier to lead an offense that returns 10 starters.
Barry Brunetti is Wallace’s backup, and he’ll take all of the first team snaps in spring practice.
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