Mike Wallace: I Have To Do More Than Catch The Football

December 23, 2012; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Mike Wallace (17) runs after a pass reception as Cincinnati Bengals outside linebacker Manny Lawson (left) defends during the third quarter at Heinz Field. The Cincinnati Bengals won 13-10. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

The Miami Dolphins finally got a talented wide receiver to bring their talents to South Beach, former Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Mike Wallace. Now their young quarterback, Ryan Tannehill, has a dynamic player to catch passes.

But when you have a young quarterback sometimes your responsibilities extend beyond catching passes.

“I just have to lead more, lead by example more, not just go out and think I can just play my game and that’ll be all I need to do,” Wallace said, via Chris Perkins of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. ”Out there [in Pittsburgh] we had so many great leaders that I really didn’t have to say too much, I really didn’t have to do too much, just go out and do my job. But here, I have to do my job and motivate at the same time.”

“I know exactly what my role is,” Wallace said. “I’m here to be a leader. This is a young team, and we’ll just continue to get better. I’ve got to motivate guys and just lead by example.”

And it isn’t only on the field that he is leading. According to Perkins:

Last week, Wallace had a 30-minute meeting with Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado to discuss ways he could make a difference in the community. It seems to be another example of Wallace’s desire to lead.

Topics: Miami Dolphins, Mike Wallace

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  • Jason Klenetsky

    I’m liking everything I’m hearing about Wallace.

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