Seneca Wallace Speaks To NT On Champions Day

Aug. 27, 2015

DENTON -- One of many traditions that the Mean Green football team has enjoyed during the fall camp has been Champions Day. Instead of another long, grinding day of practice, Coach Dan McCarney gives his team a day off and a chance to hear from a great former player or coach.

This year former NFL quarterback Seneca Wallace spoke to the Mean Green. Wallace, a former player at Iowa State under McCarney, spent 11 seasons in the NFL with the Seattle Seahawks, Cleveland Browns and Green Bay Packers.  

"I want to encourage all of you guys to dig deep and find the best in yourself and your team," said Wallace. "I was told that I can't play football at the next level because I was too small. Don't listen, because it can happen. I went from Sacramento to being up for the Heisman Trophy my senior season. But at the end of the day, football is just like life, take advantage of all the opportunities that it gives you and live in the moment, because it goes by quick, but keep striving and keep working hard."

Wallace spoke to the Mean Green for 30 minutes about his time at Iowa State, fighting his way to the NFL despite being told he was too small to play quarterback and personal life stories through his journey in the NFL.  

Previous Champions Day speakers have been Joe Greene, Drew Pearson, Wade Phillips and Sean Payton.

North Texas resumes practice on Friday as they continue preparations for the season opener on September 12 at SMU.



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