Former Iowa State quarterback Seneca Wallace is back in Iowa to promote a financial literacy program for high school students. Wallace talked about his career and says he has been lucky to remain with the Seattle Seahawks.
Wallace says he has been blessed to be in the N.F.L. for eight years and especially on the same team. He says there are a lot of guys who have already been on several teams in only a couple years in the league. Wallace says it’s a credit to his determination and his ability to do several things.
Former U.S.C. coach Pete Carroll has been hired to take over the Seahawks. Wallace says he will wait to see what happens before he decides if it is a good move for the team, as he says former coach Jim Mora was highly touted when he came in. He says the Mora hiring kind of backfired as they only went 5-11, and Mora was supposed to be an energetic coach who could relate to players.
Wallace says the same things are being said about Carroll, although Carroll did not have a great record when he coached in the N.F.L. before. He says it will be refreshing to have a new approach and hopefully they can improve their record. Wallace says he tries to keep up with the Cyclones as much as he can.
As for the N.F.L., he is not making any predictions on how the championship game will turn out. Wallace says he said a long time ago that the Saints would be good, and says he knows from playing Indianapolis that they are a tough team. He declined to pick one team over the other, but said it should be a well-played game by two good teams.
Wallace played quarterback for Iowa State in 2001 and 2002 under Dan McCarney.He was taken in the fourth round by the Seahawks in 2003 and has been the backup quarterback as well as playing wide receiver.