All 105 is a Nittany Sports Now series profiling each Penn State football player. In this edition, we’ll look at redshirt junior offensive lineman Caedan Wallace.
Weight: 324 pounds
Hometown: Robbinsville, New Jersey
Before Penn State: Wallace lettered three years at the Hun School and one at Robbinsville High School.
As a senior, he got chosen for the All-American and Polynesian Bowls and received a “Man of the Year” nomination for the All-American Bowl.
Wallace had 50 pancake blocks as a junior and 47 as a senior, helping him become the No. 81 overall player and No. 3 offensive guard from his class, as well as the No. 2 player in New Jersey according to 247Sports’ composite ratings. He committed to Penn State in December 2018.
At Penn State
2019: Wallace redshirted his first season, playing in four games.
2020: Wallace became a regular for Penn State, playing in all nine of Penn State’s games in the pandemic-shortened season and starting seven of them at right tackle.
2021: Wallace kept his right tackle job and started all 13 games.
He was part of a unit that received much scrutiny, however, and many cited the line as part of the reason Penn State lost six of its last eight games and finished 7-6.
Where he stands: Over the offseason, many wondered if Wallace would switch to guard, as his 324-pound body could be suited well for on the surface.
But Penn State is keeping him at right tackle, and at Penn State’s media day earlier this month, offensive line coach Phil Trautwein said Wallace and starting left tackle Olu Fashanu are “probably two of the best tackles” he’s coached.
A quote about Wallace: I would say at right tackle and center and left tackle,” Penn State coach James Franklin said after April’s Blue-White Game, “with Caeden [Wallace], [Juice Scruggs] and Olu [Fashanu], I think those three guys played really well and took a ton of reps this spring.”