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Wallace delivers swiftly on promise

Steelers' '09 third-round pick stretching defenses with huge yards-per-catch numbers

Originally Published: December 2, 2010
By Anna Katherine Clemmons | ESPN.com

PITTSBURGH -- "Burn!"

Ben Roethlisberger's loud baritone echoes through the Pittsburgh Steelers locker room.

"Burn-ell!"

Receiver Mike Wallace (real name: Burnell Micheal Wallace III, which Roethlisberger learned recently) grabs a grapefruit-size basketball made of athletic tape and takes aim at the "basket" (a trash can lined with a laundry bag). He stands just inside teammate and current roommate Keenan Lewis' locker, about seven feet away, and lines up his shot.

"Short! ...

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