Dain Wise
Dain Wise


Midwest City, Okla.

High School:
Carl Albert

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 305

Offensive Lineman


  • 2007 1st-Team Academic All-Big 12
  • Spring 2007 Team Most Improved Offensive Lineman
  • 2006 1st-Team Academic All-Big 12

Program veteran who have a chance to win a starting job on an offensive line that lost a pair of starters from last year's record-setting offense ... Enters spring camp as the early favorite to take over for multi-year starter Tyler Luellen at left tackle, as he is listed atop the depth chart at that position heading into spring ball ... Has played both right and left tackle over the years, and brings 12 games of experience to the plate for 2008.

Saw action in eight games on the season, playing mostly in reserve duty at right tackle ... Had an outstanding spring practice period, where he ended camp listed atop the depth, in hopes of becoming the starter to replace former all-league lineman Joel Clinger ... Was named the team's most improved offensive lineman during spring ball, and is an outstanding student who is a two-time 1st-Team Academic All-Big 12 honoree.

Got his first chance to contribute after taking a redshirt season in 2005 ... Spent most of the season listed at No. 2 on the depth chart at right tackle, and saw action in 4 games in 2006 ... An outstanding student who earned 1st-Team Academic All-Big 12 honors in 2006.

Redshirt season ... Was a valuable member of the offensive scout team in his first year in the Tiger program.

One of the top prospects out of the Sooner state who was a first-team all-stater for Carl Albert High School in Midwest City, Okla. ... An outstanding student-athlete who was named the Oklahoma Scholar-Athlete of the Year by the Daily Oklahoman in the spring of 2005 ... Known as a tough, hard-nosed player with a great work ethic and coachable nature ... Team captain who was noted by his coach for his leadership on and off the field ... Rated as the No. 31 offensive guard in the nation by Rivals.com and the No. 6 overall prospect out of the state of Oklahoma ... Helped lead his team to an Oklahoma Class 5A state championship in 2004, and his team was ranked No. 1 for most of the season ... Registered 34 ½ pancake blocks as a senior ... An excellent all-around athlete who took 5th place in the state track championships in the discus as a junior, with a best toss of 147 ½ feet ... High school coach - Gary Rose.

Son of Craig & Patty Wise ... Father is a teacher who taught former Tiger standout offensive lineman Tony Palmer in his high school English class one year ... Chose MU over Oklahoma State, New Mexico, Iowa State, TCU, SMU, Kansas, Air Force, Harvard and Tulsa, among others ... Lists hobbies as fishing and video games.

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