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Jonathan Wade

Jonathan Wade
Free agent
Personal information
Date of birth: (1984-03-27) March 27, 1984
Place of birth: Shreveport, Louisiana
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) Weight: 198 lb (90 kg)
Career information
College: Tennessee
NFL Draft: 2007 / Round: 3 / Pick: 84
Debuted in 2007 for the St. Louis Rams
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • Second-team All-SEC (2006)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2011
Tackles 111
Sacks 0.0
Interceptions 2
Stats at
Career UFL statistics as of 2012
Tackles 1
Sacks 0
Interceptions 0

Jonathan Charles Wade (born March 27, 1984) is an American football cornerback who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the St. Louis Rams in the third round of the 2007 NFL Draft. He played college football at Tennessee.

Wade has also played for the Detroit Lions, Cincinnati Bengals, and Miami Dolphins.


  • Early years 1
  • College career 2
    • Track and field 2.1
      • Personal bests 2.1.1
  • Professional career 3
    • Pre-draft 3.1
    • St. Louis Rams 3.2
    • Detroit Lions 3.3
    • Cincinnati Bengals 3.4
    • Miami Dolphins 3.5
  • Personal 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Early years

Wade attended Evangel Christian Academy in Shreveport, Louisiana. His teams in high school recorded three state titles and a 1999 national championship during his time there.

College career

Wade played for Tennessee from 2002 to 2006. He was a standout in both track and football. Wade played wide receiver when first coming to Tennessee but moved to cornerback after sitting out most of the 2003 with an injury redshirt. Wade came under fire by fans early in his career, but many NFL pundits now consider him to be a solid NFL prospect. During the 2006 Season, Wade led the Vols in pass deflections is second in interceptions. Wade also was named Second-team All- SEC by the league's coaches and the AP.[1]

Track and field

Also a star track athlete, Wade won the gold medal over the 200 meters, with a time of 20.95 seconds, and the bronze medal over 100 meters at 2001 World Youth Championships in Athletics. He also won the 2001 state titles in the 100 meters and 200 meters. He set the state record in the 200 meters, wth a time of 21.03 seconds. He was also the Louisiana 2001 Gatorade Track and Field Athlete of the Year.

Wade has also received honors for track and field while he was at the University of Tennessee. He was named All-American in 2005 for both indoor and outdoor track. Wade also anchored Tennessee's 2003 SEC champion and NCAA outdoor runner-up 4 x 100 metres relay team.

His personal bests are 6.67 seconds in the 60 meters, 10.15 seconds in the 100 meters and 20.58 seconds in the 200 meters.

Personal bests

Event Time (seconds) Venue Date
60 meters 6.67 Fayetteville, Florida February 26, 2005
100 meters 10.21 Baton Rouge, Louisiana May 4, 2002[2]
100 meters 10.15 hand timed, Louisiana 2002 or earlier
200 meters 20.58 Baton Rouge, Louisiana May 4, 2002

Professional career


Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
5 ft 10 in 195 lb 4.36 s 1.53 s 2.50 s 4.40 s 7.07 s 40.5 in 10 ft 6 in 8 reps
All values from NFL Combine.[3]

St. Louis Rams

Jonathon Wade was the 84th pick overall in the 2007 NFL Draft by the St. Louis Rams. Wade signed a three-year deal worth $1.635 million that included a signing bonus of $516,375[4] Over the course of his rookie season at cornerback, Wade played 16 games and made one start as a nickleback and made 24 total tackles, 23 of those solo, with 1 interception returned for 2 yards. On special teams, he returned 1 ball and that was for 19 yards.[5] In 2008 Wade again played 16 games with one start (starting right cornerback Fakhir Brown was injured and Wade started the final game) and ended the year with 10 tackles, one interception and three passes deflected.

Detroit Lions

Wade signed with the Detroit Lions on March 8, 2010. He was cut on November 9, 2010 to make room for Dave Rayner who was signed to replace Jason Hanson.

Cincinnati Bengals

Wade signed with the Cincinnati Bengals on November 22, 2010 to replace free safety Chris Crocker after he suffered a season-ending knee injury in the Week 11 game against the Buffalo Bills. He was released on September 3, 2011.

Miami Dolphins

The Miami Dolphins signed him on November 1, 2011. He was waived on November 19.[6] Wade was re-signed to a future contract on January 30, 2012. The Dolphins released him during the preseason on August 25, 2012.


Wade is married to Johnna Wade. They married in Antigua in a private ceremony. His wife has a Bachelors Degree in Studio Art from Lindenwood University. They have a son named Jonathan Wade Jr and a daughter named Jaysha Epperson.


  1. ^ UT
  2. ^ "Jonathan WADE profile -". Retrieved November 10, 2013. 
  3. ^ NFL Draft
  4. ^ (July 15, 2007).St. Louis Rams - Team Report The Retrieved May 2, 2009.
  5. ^ "Jonathon Wade: Career Stats". ESPN. 2007-12-30. Retrieved 2008-05-03. 
  6. ^ NFL Transactions Report, January 9, 2011 

External links

  • Jonathan Wade profile at IAAF
  • Cincinnati Bengals bio
  • Miami Dolphins bio
  • Sacramento Mountain Lions bio
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