2003 Team Outside Safety of the Year
Spring 2001 Team Most Improved Safety
Despite his diminutive stature, is one of the most physical defenders on the team, and hopes to return to form that saw him earn the team's outside safety of the year in 2003 ... Enters the spring season listed 3rd on the depth chart at strong safety, but could challenge quickly for playing time as he was impressive in winter conditioning ... Has proven to be a very good open-field tackler with good closing speed.
Saw production slip, as he was hampered by nagging health issues that kept him from being 100% for some of the year, and just couldn't work himself into the playing rotation ... Played in the first 9 games of the season, and had 8 tackles ... Had 4 stops in game #3 against Ball State ... Wasn't at 100% when fall practice started, after having surgery to repair an injured posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) injury that he had suffered and played with during the 2003 season ... Had initially hoped to avoid the surgery, but after experiencing swelling in his knee during initial winter conditioning efforts, elected to have the knee fixed in January of 2004 ... Missed the spring practice period, as he was recovering from the surgery, and that likely slowed his physical development and acclimation into the new defensive scheme used in the fall.
Earned the team's outside safety of the year award at the team banquet for his play ... Had 45 tackles on the year, including 4 tackles for loss (7 yards) ... Came on strong late, with 31 of his 45 stops coming in his last 6 games ... Stood out with his 7-tackle effort at #1 Oklahoma ... Had a career-best 9 tackles and 1 quarterback hurry against the high-powered Texas Tech offense, as MU held the Red Raiders to 2 touchdowns below its season average in Mizzou's 62-31 win ... Had 4 tackles and forced a fumble in game #3 against Eastern Illinois.
Played in 11 games, and recorded three tackles, playing a big role in MU's improvement in special teams play ... Had a single tackle in each of Mizzou's first three games.
Redshirted in 2001 ... Gave the Tiger wide receivers a great look on the scout team ... Voted the team's most improved outside safety in the spring.
Second team all-state selection at Lindbergh High School in St. Louis ... First team all-district and named the Suburban West Defensive Player of the Year ... Chalked up 102 tackles as a senior, five quarterback sacks and three interceptions ... Made 74 tackles as a junior and picked off two passes ... Rushed for 692 yards in his career, averaging nearly 7.5 yards per carry ... Track star who was a three-time state qualifier ... Led his team to the state record in the 4x100 meter relay in 1998 ... In 1999, was a state qualifier in the 100 meters and the 4x200 meters ... Placed sixth in the state in the 100 meters, third in the 4x100 meter relay and sixth in the 4x200 meter relay in 1999 ... Member of the Big Brothers Mentoring Program, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Matthews-Dickey Boy's Club ... High school coach - Tim Beauchamp.
Majoring in hotel and restaurant management ... Son of Doris Wade ... Born Feb. 5, 1982.
WADE CAREER STATISTICS
G-GS UN-AS Total TFL-Yds. PBU QBH Force-Rec.
2002 11-0 1-2 3 0-0 0 0 0-0
2003 11-0 25-20 45 4-7 1 1 1-0
2004 9-0 3-5 8 0-0 0 0 0-0
Totals 31-0 29-27 56 4-7 1 1 1-0