Rice Institute Owls football player Bill Wallace #44
Black and white photograph of Rice Institute Owls football player Bill Wallace (number 44), class of 1936, accompanied by text headlining his achievement and entry into the Rice Athletic Hall of Fame. Caption reads: BILL WALLACE and the late John McCauley are inseparable in Rice football history as “the Touchdown Twins” (1936). They teamed up amid a great band of Rice athletes to spearhead Rice’s first Southwest Conference football championship drive in 1934 in a pressure-packed 9-1-1 season. The Rice Campanile (1935) summed it up; “In 1933 (when Wallace and McCauley were ineligible), Rice stood 143rd in the nation while in 1934 they stood seventh.” Bill Wallace was named All-American by Associated Press and Collier’s. Wallace was also a champion hurdler and sprinter, first at Eagle Lake High then at Rice. He won the 220 yard lows in the Southwest Conference meet on a day in which he ran five races. He took third in the National Intercollegiate lows, beaten barely by Jesse Owens and Slats Hardin, both great Olympic champions. After a brief stint in coaching, Wallace went into business for himself. He is now located in Flowery Branch, Ga.
Rice Athletic Hall of Fame (poor quality image)
Citable link to this pagehttp://hdl.handle.net/1911/64138
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