Mike Wallace
Mike Wallace

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
New Orleans, La.

High School:
O. Perry Walker

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 180

Position:
WR

Experience:
1L


A true freshman who joined the team in January and went through his first spring drills ... Brings athleticism and good hands to the wide receiver position ... Battled through a hand injury during spring ball, which somewhat curtailed his progress ... Has really improved his route running ... Although a young player, is expected to provide wide receiver depth this fall ... Still learning what it takes to play Division 1 football ... Caught two passes for nine yards in Red-Blue game ... Signed with Oregon State in Class of 2004, but did not enroll ... Sat out 2004 season and still has five years to play four.

HIGH SCHOOL: Rated first team All-State honors as wide receiver following senior season at O. Perry Walker High ... Also earned league and district MVP honors as a senior, as well as all-league, All-Metro, All-West Bank and All-West Bank MVP ... Was rated by SuperPrep Magazine 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 ... Also 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 ... Coached in high school by Terry Wilson ... Also lettered once in track, earning All-State honors in the 100.

PERSONAL: Son of Sonjia and Burnell Wallace ... Full name is Burnell Micheal Wallace ... Born: August 1, 1986.

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