Elgin High School Class of 1956
Nominated for football and basketball. This Elgin High School graduate was named All-State at quarterback by the Champaign News-Gazette in 1955 after leading the Maroons to an unbeaten 9-0 season and the Big Eight Conference championship. He also lettered in football in 1954 as a junior. He was named All Big Eight Conference and team MVP in basketball as a senior (1955-56), scoring 270 points. He was a member of the 1955 team that finished second in the state. He also lettered in track for two seasons. He went on to letter three years in football at the University of Illinois (1957, '58, '59). Wallace was called "a dependable member of the Illinois backfield. Plays defense and can catch passes very well " according to Illinois records. He was voted " Elgin High School 's greatest quarterback" in 1969 by Elgin grid fans.