Next Stop, Wingstop for Seneca

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Seahawks Legend quarterback Seneca Wallace will open his first Wingstop restaurant in Ames, Iowa, this month, with a second location following this summer in Des Moines.

The Ames Wingstop is owned and operated by Wallace, a former star quarterback for Iowa State University, who went on to achieve success as a professional quarterback for the Seahawks (2003-2009). Wallace also played for the Cleveland Browns (2010-2011) and Green Bay Packers (2013).

“I owe a lot to this great city, having started my football career down the street at Iowa State, and it’s a great feeling to return home and give back to the community by opening a Wingstop restaurant, allowing me to provide jobs for residents and collaborate with my alma mater,” said Wallace. He is scouting locations in the metro area for more stores.

Wallace threw for 4,164 yards and led the Cyclones to a 14-12 record during the 2001 and 2002 seasons. His dramatic touchdown run against Texas Tech in 2002, dubbed “The Run,” drew widespread attention and cemented his ISU legacy.

As the #2 quarterback in his seven years with the Seahawks, Wallace played in 48 games with 14 starts, compiling 25 touchdown passes (11 in 2008) and one rushing touchdown in 2009. In a 2008 game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Wallace threw the longest touchdown pass in Seahawks’ team history with a 90-yard completion to wide receiver Koren Robinson on the first play.

“I’m eager to reunite with old faces as well as make new friends, all while becoming the go-to spot for the best wings in town,” said Wallace. “Get ready to score big every time you come through Wingstop’s doors!”

Since leaving football in 2013, he has been living and coaching in Dallas, Texas.

Seneca’s new Wingstop restaurant in Ames, Iowa.