Wayne State College

Silas Fluellen

Inducted: 2018

Silas Fluellen led Wayne State to back-to-back post season appearances and the school’s first and only NCAA Division II playoff berth during his time as quarterback at Wayne State from 2006-09. After the Bellevue West graduate finished his senior season, he left WSC as the NSIC’s all-time leader in career passing yards and total offense yards while rewriting the Wayne State College record book. Fluellen took WSC from 4-7 the year before he arrived to records of 9-3 as a junior and 8-3 as a senior. He became the starting quarterback in the fourth game of his freshman season. As a sophomore, Fluellen led the ‘Cats to the Mineral Water Bowl, the schools’ first post season appearance in 37 years, by completing 216 of 381 passes for 2,828 yards and 21 TD’s and was named NSIC All-Conference honorable mention. Fluellen was First Team All-NSIC as a junior and senior while leading the NSIC in total offense both seasons and passing yards as a senior (2nd in passing as a junior). As a junior (2008), Fluellen completed 222 of 375 passes (59.2%) for 2,902 yards, leading WSC to a 9-3 record and the school’s first ever trip to the NCAA Division II playoffs, a 23-17 loss at Chadron State. He also rushed for 518 yards on 133 carries with five scores and led WSC to its only NSIC South Division title in school history. During his senior season in 2009, Fluellen completed 64.9 percent of his passes (253-390) for 3,253 yards and 26 TD’s, leading WSC to an 8-3 record and 7-3 finish in the NSIC. He was Wayne State Male Athlete of the Year and received the NSIC Glen Galligan Award given to a student athlete for academic and athletic success along with community service. Career totals include 11,996 yards of total offense, 10,578 yards passing and 89 touchdowns in four years – all WSC school records. Silas currently resides in South Sioux City where he is the head football coach and physical education teacher at South Sioux City High School. Silas and his wife Michele have two children – Eastin (4) and Scarlett (2).