UU’s Wallace named 2nd team All-America

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Urbana University senior football player D’Gary Wallace of Dayton has been named to the 2015 Division II Conference Commissioners Association (D2CCA) All-America Second Team, released Tuesday by the Collegiate Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

Wallace is one of four linebackers appearing on the second team, and became the second Blue Knight to earn All-America status, which was formerly known as the Daktronics All-America Team.

A 2015 All-Super Region 1 First Team and three-time All-MEC selection, Wallace completed his UU career this fall as the school’s all-time career tackles leader.

Wallace has at least two games left in his playing career, as he is set to compete in the D2 vs. NAIA Challenge this Saturday, Dec. 19 in Myrtle Beach, S.C., as well as the Dream Bowl on Jan., 18 in Virginia Beach, Va.

In addition, Wallace ended his UU playing career ranked on top of five program charts – career total tackles (431), career assisted tackles (193), total tackles in a single season (182), assisted tackles in a single season (91) and total tackles in a single game (27). He ranks second in UU history with 55 career tackles for loss.

Wallace became the first Blue Knight to record 400 total tackles, while leading NCAA Division II with 91 solo tackles this season. He ranked second in D-II with a career-high 16.5 tackles per game, finishing just two tackles shy of Connor Harris (Lindenwood) who was voted All-America First Team.

Wallace registered at least 17 tackles in eight of UU’s 11 games to lead the MEC for the second straight year. He finished with a career-high 182 total tackles, with 14.5 going for a loss. He also recorded two interceptions, two fumble recoveries and one sack.

In his final home game on Nov. 7, Wallace totaled 27 tackles against Notre Dame College to break the Urbana and MEC single-game record. He also tied the highest total in a single game across all NCAA levels this season, and came up three tackles short of the NCAA Division II single-game record.

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