Former Pontotoc QB signs with Arkansas Monticello

By Adam Gore

Canden Dallas signs to play football at the University of Monticello. Front left to right: Tim Dallas, Canden Dallas, Angie Dallas. Back left to right: Carsen Dallas, ICC head football coach Jon Williams. (Maggie Caldwell/

FULTON – Itawamba Community College head football coach announced former quarterback Canden Dallas (Pontotoc) has signed a National Letter of Intent to play football for the University of Arkansas Monticello next season.

“I’m glad I’m getting the chance to play football on the next level,” said Dallas. “ICC was good to me for two years and helped me get adjusted to the speed of the game as well as get ahead academically.”

As a sophomre, Dallas threw for 796 yards and five touchdowns on 67 of 144 passing after sharing snaps with Stanford transfer Darren Daniel to help the Indians finished tied for second place in the North Division for the second-straight year.

He received the Bennie Abram L.E.G.A.C.Y award, an award given to the player the coaching staff feels best reflects the life and legacy of former the ICC defensive back.

“We are very proud of Canden,” said ICC head football coach Jon Williams. “If you had 55 of him you are going to be in great shape to win a lot of games. The thing that stands out the most about Canden is that he is a consummate team player and a very unselfish player. I know that is going to help him have a great deal of success on the next level.”

In 2010, the Pontotoc native totaled 132 yards on 10 of 21 passing and directed game-winning drives against Coahoma and Mississippi Delta to help the Indians finish 5-4 and 4-2 as a freshman.

Arkansas Monticello is a NCAA DII school and a member of the Great American Conference.

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