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Penn State All 105: After Injury-Riddled Season, Trey Wallace Looking to be a Force

ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 30: Penn State Nittany Lions wide receiver Harrison Wallace III (6) gets tackled after catching a pass during the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl against the Mississippi Rebels on December 30, 2023 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Icon Sportswire)

There were a lot of reasons Penn State football’s receivers, as a whole, didn’t perform up to par in 2023, and Trey Wallace not being healthy for much of the season was one of them.

Getting the start Week 1 against West Virginia under the Beaver Stadium lights, Wallace played well, catching seven passes for 72 yards.

Unfortunately, Wallace only played in seven of Penn State’s remaining 12 games due to injuries.

If Wallace is healthy, he could be a big part of a receivers room resurgence under new OC Andy Kotelnicki, and that will be needed for Penn State to reach its team goals in 2024.

Wallace is the subject in our latest edition of All 105, a Nittany Sports Now series profiling each Penn State football player.

Height: 6-foot-1

Weight: 196 pounds

Hometown: Montgomery, Alabama 

 

Before Penn State: Trey Wallace was a two-time team captain at Pike Road High School and was the team MVP for both his junior and senior seasons.

As a junior, he was an all-state performer. As a senior, he helped his team to a 10-1 record. That year, he caught 27 passes for 696 yards and seven touchdowns. He also ran the ball 13 times for 115 yards and a score. Wallace was a four-star recruit according to 247Sports. He initially committed to Duke. But he flipped to Penn State in December, not long before Early Signing Day.

2021: Wallace redshirted the 2021 season and appeared in three games.

2022: Wallace played in all 13 games. He ended the year with 19 catches for 273 yards and a touchdown. Wallace started Penn State’s last three games— including its Rose Bowl win over Utah— after regular starter Parker Washington went down with a season-ending injury.

Last year: Wallace ended the season with 273 yards and a touchdown on 19 receptions.

Where he stands: As of now, Wallace is slated to be Penn State’s No. 2 receiver behind Julian Fleming, who transferred this January after four seasons at Ohio State. Wallace showed in that West Virginia game that, when healthy, he can be a capable No. 2. Now, we’ll see if his health holds up and, if so, if he can maintain consistently solid form throughout the 2024 season.

A quote by Wallace: ”I really had an opportunity to do something good, and it really just clicked during the spring. The (receivers) room definitely pushed me.” — Wallace in 2022 reflecting on spring ball

A quote about Wallace: “I think he brings a lot of positivity to that room. He’s a very consistent receiver. Obviously, as we all know, he’s a very explosive receiver vertically. I think he just brings a great work ethic to that room again, now that he’s back healthy.” —  QB Drew Allar to reporters ahead of last season’s Peach Bowl against Ole Miss.

More All 105s

CB Cam Miller

WR Omari Evans

CB A.J. Harris

CB Jalen Kimber

WR Julian Fleming 

S KJ Winston

WR Liam Clifford

S Jaylen Reed 

LB Dom DeLuca

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