Card: Action Packed Rookies 1990, SkyBox 1992
Acquired: In Person 1990, 1992 Dallas Cowboys Training Camp
Aaron Wallace was part of the Texas A&M “Blitz Brothers” back in the late 80’s with John Roper. Setting a Texas A&M record for career sacks (42), he was selected as a Lombardi semifinalist in 1989. His critical 10 yard sack of Andre Ware set the tempo and preserved a victory over the high scoring Houston Cougar offense. Combining great size (6’3″, 245) and speed, Aaron was a pass rushing force from the outside his rookie season, and he ranked second among rookies with 9 sacks after being drafted in the second round by the Los Angeles Raiders. He’d be named to numerous All-Rookie teams after the season and led the team in forced fumbles.
Inexplicably, Al Davis had the team sign Winston Moss and Wallace was relegated to even more backup duty in his next season. Finally allowed to start in 1992 Wallace started 36 games for the Raiders over the next 3 seasons, before he was relegated to backup duty again in 1995. Aaron would retire after 8 seasons with the Raiders in 1998. Since then he’s done some coaching at the high school level and travels to San Diego to watch his son play regularly. Below you’ll find his stats, plus a video when he sacked Andre Ware and ripped off his helmet.
G/Gs 102/36 Tac n/a Sac 21 Fum n/a Int 0 Yds 0 Avg -.- Td 0 Lg –
Wallace takes out Andre Ware in that 1989 game: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ac9AI-mpsMM