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Mike Wallace Might Have His Stats Confused

On Tuesday Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor told John Harris on Trib Live Radio that restricted free agent wide receiver Mike Wallace told him while the two were together in Las Vegas this past weekend that he had more yards than both Jerry Rice and Randy Moss through each their first three years in the league. Taylor told Harris that Wallace said, “Man I got more yards than Jerry Rice and Randy Moss in three years. From their first three years.” Taylor continued on, “And that\’s a stat I didn\’t know. So I\’m looking at it like, shoot, I cant really argue with you.”

Either Taylor misinterpreted what Wallace told him about the stats or both of the two really need to get on a computer and go to NFL.com. Wallace is 369 yards behind Rice through three seasons and 957 yards behind Moss. Now Wallace does edge both Rice and Moss in yards per catch, but he trails both in receptions and touchdowns. In fact he is way behind in the touchdown category.

Hopefully Taylor can relay this info back to Wallace or hopefully Taylor can clarify what stats Wallace might have been referring to.

ETA: Mark Kaboly thinks Taylor means yards per catch. Let\’s hope so.

Randy Moss
YEAR TEAM G REC YDS AVG LNG TD
1998 Minnesota Vikings 16 69 1,313 19 61T 17
1999 Minnesota Vikings 16 80 1,413 17.7 67T 11
2000 Minnesota Vikings 16 77 1,437 18.7 78T 15
TOTALS * 48 226 4,163 18.4 78 43
Jerry Rice
YEAR TEAM G REC YDS AVG LNG TD
1985 San Francisco 49ers 16 49 927 18.9 66T 3
1986 San Francisco 49ers 16 86 1,570 18.3 66T 15
1987 San Francisco 49ers 12 65 1,078 16.6 57T 22
TOTALS * 44 200 3575 17.9 66 40
Mike Wallace
YEAR TEAM G REC YDS AVG LNG TD
2009 Pittsburgh Steelers 16 39 756 19.4 60T 6
2010 Pittsburgh Steelers 16 60 1,257 21 56T 10
2011 Pittsburgh Steelers 16 72 1,193 16.6 95T 8
TOTALS * 48 171 3206 18.7 95 24
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