Dolphins receiver Mike Wallace had a disappointing first season in Miami. After signing a five-year, $60 million contract, he had only 930 yards and five touchdowns.
This year, he is looking to make a greater impact, perhaps even on special teams.
“I might get back there for kickoff returns,” Wallace said in an interview with Britain's Sky Sports. “I just want to be on the field making an impact for my team. I’ve always wanted to return kicks ever since I’ve been in the NFL...At this point of my career, I just want to get the ball in my hands and make some plays.”
Wallace has only one career regular season kickoff return, during his rookie year with the Steelers in 2009.
He does have experience as a kick returner from his college days. As a sophomore and junior at Ole Miss, he returned 56 kickoffs for an average of 24 yards, with two touchdowns.
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Return specialist Marcus Thigpen handled the return duties on both kickoffs and punts for the Dolphins in each of the past two seasons, averaging 9.7 yards per punt return and 24.9 yards per kickoff return with two total touchdowns.
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