|Birth Date:||Nov. 27, 1989|
Mauricio became a solid fixture in the Golden Eagle secondary as a sophomore in 2009 and heads into the 2010 campaign listed second on the depth chart at boundary corner...will see loads of playing time...also among the team's top kick returners...migrated across the line of scrimmage from wide receiver to cornerback following his freshman season...had another solid spring...the strongest cornerback on the roster and among the top athletes on the team...good quickness...will play boundary corner in the "dime package...has developed tremendously as a defender and plays his position with confidence...is rarely beaten in coverage.
AT TECH -- (In 2009): Played in 10 games for the Golden Eagles as a sophomore...finished the year with 18 total tackles and two passes defended...returned 11 kicks for 321 yards, leading the team with an average of 29.2 yards per return...had a long of 81 at Eastern Illinois...also had a 44-yard return against UT Martin and a 40-yard return against Austin Peay...had five tackles in the season opener against Pikeville College.
(In 2008): Mauricio was a wide receiver as a true freshman and saw action in all 12 contests...caught 10 passes for 127 yards and one touchdown, and rushed four times for 21 yards...also returned three kicks for 55 yards, giving him 203 all-purpose yards...he had one carry for 28 yards against Central Methodist...caught two passes for 21 yards against UT Martin, and had identical numbers against Jacksonville State...his career-best game came in the season finale against Eastern Illinois with three catches for 59 yards, including a 34-yard touchdown...he returned one kickoff for 23 yards, giving him career-high 74 all-purpose yards against the Panthers.
HIGH SCHOOL: An outstanding athlete, Wallace played both quarterback and wide receiver at Blackman High School...led the area in passing efficiency, completing 105-of-162 for 1,170 yards and four touchdowns. He also rushed for 832 yards and 17 touchdowns...first-team all-area and all-region selection, he was the team's Offensive MVP and was picked to play in the East/West All-Star game...also earned letters in baseball, basketball and track & field.
PERSONAL: The son of Glenn and Cheryl Wallace...full name is Mauricia Glentarvious Wallace...birthdate is November 27, 1989...majoring in finance.