44 - Justin Wallace
Justin Wallace
Height: 6-0
Weight: 205
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Palatine, Ill.
High School: William Fremd
Position: RB
Major: Aerospace Engineering

2013: Started at running back in all nine games for a third straight year for the Engineers … All-NEFC second team … CoSIDA Academic All-District … Academic All-NEFC … finished with his first career 1,000-yard season with 1,157 … it was just the third 1,000-yard season in MIT history … scored 13 touchdowns on the ground … second in the NEFC in rushing with his 128.3 yards per game average … finished among the top-40 in the nation in rushing yards and rushing average … reached the 100-yard mark seven times … 156 yards and three scores to start the season at Pomona-Pitzer (9/7) … 109 yards and a score at Becker (9/14) … hauled one for 87 yards and a score against the Hawks… 104 yards on 18 carries against Curry (10/5) … another three score performance against Nichols (10/18) … finished with 167 yards against the Bison … 103 yards and a score at Western New England (10/26) … 150 yards and a pair of scores against Maine Maritime (11/9) … matched the school record for carries with 41 at Coast Guard (11/16) … finished with a career-high 217 yards and a pair of TDs against the Bears.

2012: Another solid season as MIT’s top running back … started all nine games … first team All-NEFC (Boyd) at running back … Academic All-District … Academic All-NEFC … led the team in rushing with 867 yards … fourth in the NEFC with his 96.3 yards per game … nine touchdowns led the team … three 100-yard games … also caught nine passes for 101 yards … went for a season-high 147 yards and a pair of scores against Becker (9/8) … also caught a pair of passes for a season best 28 yards against the Hawks … followed that up with 107 yards and a score against Coast Guard (9/15) … 96 yards and three scores against Plymouth State (10/6) … caught two passes against the Vikings … 108 yards and a score in the upset win over Salve Regina (10/19) … 139 yards and a score at Nichols (10/27) … finished the season with 84 yards and a score at Endicott (11/3).

2011: Impact player in his first season at MIT … started all nine games at running back … NEFC Boyd Division Offensive Rookie of the Year … ECAC Division III North Offensive Rookie of the Year … second team All-NEFC (Boyd Division) at running back … led the Engineers with 981 yards on the ground … fourth in the NEFC in rushing … seventh in the conference in all-purpose yards per game … ranked 28th in the nation with his 109.0 yards per game average … that led all freshmen nationally in Division III … ran for eight TDs … eclipsed the 100-yard mark four times … rushed for a score in each of the first four games of the season … started his career with 170 yards and a score at Becker (9/10) … also had his season long run of 41 yards in that contest … 120 yards and a score against Curry (9/24) … 84 yards and a score at UMass Dartmouth (10/1) … 106 yards at Plymouth State (10/8) … 80 yards at Salve Regina (10/22) … season best of 190 yards and three TDs vs. Nichols (10/29) … earned NEFC Offensive Player of the Week honors for that effort … finished the year with 89 yards and a score against Endicott (11/5).

Off The Field at MIT: Majoring in aerospace engineering … research for the Zero Robotics Team and VERTIGO at the MIT Space Systems Lab … president of Delta Kappa Epsilon.

High School: A 2011 graduate of William Fremd High School … offensive MVP … honorable mention all-state selection … all-conference … all-area … Iron Will Award … team was conference co-champions … two-time team captain … also a member of the track team … IHSA all-state academic team.