Overview
Burnell Micheal Wallace is a wide receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers, who selected him with the 84th overall pick in the third round of the 2009 NFL Draft. Wallace played four seaosns at Ole Miss. Wallace is 6-feet tall and weighs 180 pounds.
Prep Career
Wallace lettered twice in football at O. Perry Walker High in New Orleans. As a senior, Wallace was rated first team All-State and earned league and district MVP honors. He was named All-League, All-Metro, All-West Bank and All-West Bank MVP. Wallace was rated by SuperPrep as the 17th-best prospect in Louisiana and was a member of its 2004 Southwest Team. He set school records for total points and for kicks returned for touchdowns. Wallace also lettered once in track, earning All-State honors in the 100M.
Freshman Year
Wallace signed with Oregon State in the Class of 2004, but did not enroll. He sat out the 2004 season and joined Ole Miss in January of 2005. He saw action in 10 games as a true freshman.
Sophomore Year
In 2006, Wallace started all 12 games and led the team in catches (24) and receiving yards (410). He also tied for the team lead with two TD receptions.
Junior Year
As a Junior, Wallace played in all 12 games and led the SEC in yards per reception (18.8). He also led the team in receiving yards (716), tied for the lead in touchdowns (6) and finished second in receptions (38).
Senior Year
As a senior, Wallace established Ole Miss single-season records for all-purpose yards (1,737) and kickoff return yards (861). He had the fifth-most receiving yards in school history (784), led the SEC in yards per reception (20.1) and led the team in TD receptions with seven. Wallace holds the Ole Miss records for single-game, season and career kickoff return yards, ranks second all-time in all-purpose yardage, third all-time in TD receptions and fifth in receiving yards. He recorded seven career 100-yard receiving games, second-most by a Rebel. In the 2009 Under Armour Senior Bowl Wallace had two catches for 41 yards and a TD and returned one kickoff for 21 yards.
NFL Career
Wallace was selected in the third round (84th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers. Before the 2009 season, Wallace signed a three-year/$1.74M contract with Pittsburgh.

Wallace beat out Limas Sweed for the No. 3 receiver role on the Steelers. In just his third career game, he racked up his first career 100-yard game. He had three touchdowns during the Steelers five-game win streak in midseason. In Week 15, Wallace caught a 60-yard touchdown on the Steelers first play from scrimmage, then caught the game-winning touchdown on the last play of the game. He became the first player since the AFL-NFL merger to score touchdowns on a team's first and last plays from scrimmage in the same game. Wallace finished his rookie season with 39 receptions for 756 yards and six touchdowns.
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