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Mike Wallace (American Football)

Date of birth : 1986-08-01
Date of death : -
Birthplace : New Orleans, Louisiana
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-11-25

Burnell Micheal "Mike" Wallace is an American football wide receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Steelers in the third round of the 2009 NFL Draft. He played college football at Mississippi.

PRO :
Played in all 16 games and started five of them as a rookie…won the Joe Greene Great Performance Award given to the top rookie on the team…drafted by the Steelers in the third round (84th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft.

2009 (16-5):
Played in all 16 games at WR…had 39 receptions and tied the team lead with six touchdown catches…averaged 19.4 yards per catch and 9.6 yards per rush…won the Joe Greene Great Performance Award…named Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week for weeks nine and 15…led AFC rookies in receiving yards…first Steelers’ rookie to have more than 100 yards receiving since Santonio Holmes in 2006…9/10 vs. Tennessee: Made his NFL debut…caught three passes for 32 yards (10.7 avg.) with a long of 22…his 22-yard reception in overtime set the Steelers up for the winning field goal…9/20 at Chicago: Played in his second consecutive game…caught two passes for 13 yards (6.5 avg.) with a long of 10…9/27 at Cincinnati: Played in his third consecutive game…established career highs with seven catches for 102 yards (14.6 avg.) with a long of 51…was his first career 100-yard receiving game…became the first Steelers’ rookie to record a 100-yard receiving performance since Santonio Holmes on December 31, 2006…10/4 vs. San Diego: Played in his fourth consecutive game…caught two passes for 47 yards (23.5 avg.) with a long of 35 yards…10/11 at Detroit: Played in his fifth consecutive game…caught two passes for 52 yards (26.0 avg.) with a long of 47 yards including a touchdown…10/18 vs. Cleveland: Played in his sixth consecutive game…caught two passes for 50 yards (25.0 avg.) with a long of 29…rushed once for 21 yards…10/25 vs. Minnesota: Made his first career start as a slot WR…caught three passes for 72 yards (24.0 avg.) with one touchdown for a long of 40 yards…rushed twice for 19 yards (9.5 avg.) with a long of 13…11/9 at Denver: Played in his eighth consecutive game…caught four passes for 69 yards (17.3 avg.) with one touchdown for a long of 25 yards…rushed once for three yards…11/15 vs. Cincinnati: Played in his ninth consecutive game…caught one pass for 16 yards…returned one kickoff for 26 yards…11/22 at Kansas City: Played in his 10th consecutive game…caught two passes for 47 yards (23.5 avg.) with a long of 33…rushed once for a gain of five yards…11/29 at Baltimore: Played in his 11th consecutive game as a reserve WR…12/6 vs. Oakland: Made his second career start as a slot WR…caught two passes for 19 yards (9.5 avg.) with a long of 13…12/10 at Cleveland: Played in his 13th consecutive game as a reserve WR…caught two passes for 11 yards (5.5 avg.) with a long of six…12/20 vs. Green Bay: Made his third start of the season as a slot WR…caught two passes for 79 yards (39.5 avg.) with two touchdowns for a career long of 60…marked his first career multi-touchdown game…caught the game-tying, 19-yard touchdown pass as time expired to clinch the victory…12/27 vs. Baltimore: Made his fourth start of the season as a slot WR…caught three passes for 83 yards with a long of 45…1/3 at Miami: Made his third consecutive start of the season at slot WR…caught two passes for 64 yards (32.0 avg.) with a long of 54 for a touchdown.

COLLEGE:
Holds Ole Miss records for single game, season and career kickoff return yards...ranks second all-time in all-purpose yardage...stands third all-time at Ole Miss in TD receptions and fifth in receiving yards...recorded seven career 100-yard receiving games, second-most by a Rebel...topped the SEC in yards per reception in each of his final two seasons...competed in the 2009 Under Armour Senior Bowl and totaled two catches for 41 yards and a TD and returned one kickoff 21 yards...majored in African American studies. 2008: Named second-team All-SEC as both a wide receiver and kick returner by Phil Steele...established Ole Miss single-season records for all-purpose yards (1,737) and kickoff return yards (861)...equaled the Rebel record for 100-yard receiving games with four...piled up the fifth-most receiving yards in school history (784)...led the SEC and ranked third in the NCAA (among top 100 WRs) in yards per catch (20.1)...led team and was sixth in the SEC in receiving yards per game (60.3)...finished third in the SEC in kickoff return average (24.6)...ranked third in the conference in all-purpose yards (133.6 per game)…topped team in TD catches with seven...named Midseason All-SEC second team as a kick returner by Phil Steele...earned fourth letter. 2007: Named third-team All-SEC by Phil Steele...played in all 12 games with nine starts at split end...topped the SEC in yards per catch (18.8) and ranked ninth in receiving yards per game (59.7)...led the team in receiving yards (716), tied for the lead in touchdowns (6) and finished second in receptions (38)...turned in a pair of 100-yard games...posted seven catches of 40 or more yards and three of 50 or better...earned third letter. 2006: Started all 12 games at SE...led the team in catches (24) and receiving yards (410)...tied for team lead with two TD receptions…earned his second letter. 2005: Saw action in 10 games primarily as a return man as a true freshman after enrolling in January. 2004: Did not play.

PERSONAL:
Attended O. Perry Walker High School in New Orleans, La.…earned league and district MVP honors as a senior, as well as all-league, All-Metro, All-West Bank and All-West Bank MVP...rated by SuperPrep as the 17th-best prospect in Louisiana and was a member of its 2004 Southwest Team...after seeing limited playing time as a junior (four receptions while playing mostly on defense), had an outstanding senior season, catching 60 passes for 1,039 yards (17.3 average per catch) and 19 touchdowns…returned four punts and four kickoffs for TDs, giving him 27 for the season and 162 points, and had seven TDs called back...set school records for total points and for kicks returned for touchdowns...earned two letters in football...also lettered once in track, earning All-State honors in the 100…son of Sonjia and Burnell Wallace.


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