Mr. Reliable

Re-filing this link from Kevin Scarbinsky of

He’s writing about the durability of Alabama quarterbacks through the years and notes that only Alabama and Ole Miss, among SEC teams, had the same starting QB in every game.

Wallace, in fact, is 26-for-26 in making his starts over his career. He’s played in every game of his career, never as a back-up.

That’s an impressive feat considering the shoulder injury that has plagued him since the Tulane game in late September of 2012.

Speaking of the shoulder, Wallace says it never flared up in camp. He talks about that and more here:


On the subject of durability, Scarbinsky says the last time an Alabama quarterback missed a start because of injury it was in 2004 when Brodie Croyle tore his ACL in the third game of the season.

Best I can tell after comparing notes with Ole Miss media relations, the last Ole Miss quarterback to miss a start because of injury was Romaro Miller in 1998 in the Egg Bowl. His absence gave Mississippi State and easier path to the SEC championship game. I was covering MSU at the time. Seems like Miller hurt his shoulder at Georgia the previous week.

There has been shuffling of quarterbacks at Ole Miss since then, but I’m thinking it’s all been based on performance.

If you remember an injury to a quarterback since Miller that might have led to missing a start leave it here.

Denham Springs, La., native, Mississippian since 1989 with a stop in Meridian before arriving in Tupelo. Daily Journal beat writer since 1996, covering Ole Miss since 2002. Proud Northeast Louisiana alum. Follow me on Twitter @parrishalford and listen to John Davis and myself daily with The Ole Miss Beat on Rebel Sports Radio.

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