Wesley Walls

Walls_WesleyBorn: March 26 1966
Hometown: Pontotoc, MS (Born in Batesville, MS
Year of Induction: 2016


High School

South Pontotoc 1981-83

  • Started at quarterback three years
  • Also starred in basketball, baseball and track

Pontotoc, 1984

  • Transferred for senior year, All-State at fullback
  • Helped Pontotoc to State Class 3A baseball title his senior year, playing first base and batting .452 with 17 home runs

Ole Miss, 1985-88

  • Compiled a 3.41 in General Engineering and earned Academic All-America honors, as well as being named a three-time Academic All-SEC pick
  • Played linebacker and defensive end first three seasons
  • Made first team All-American as a senior at tight end
  • One of college football’s last great, two-way players
  • Elected to College Football Hall of Fame, 2014

NFL, 1989-2003

  • Drafted by San Francisco 49ers in second round (56th overall pick) of NFL Draft
  • Five-time Pro Bowler
  • Four-time All-Pro
  • Super Bowl Champion (1990, with 49ers)
  • Career included stints with 49ers, Saints, Panthers and Packers
  • Caught 450 passes for 5,291 yards and 54 touchdowns.
  • His last touchdown reception was thrown by fellow Hall of Famer Brett Favre

Did you know

  • When Wesley Walls transferred from South Pontotoc to Pontotoc in November of his junior year, his transfer was challenged in court, causing Walls to lose his eligibility in basketball, baseball and track the spring semester of his junior year.