Wade starts his second season as a tight end and should push upper classmen Wes Miller and Matt Thayer for extended time ... Can also play fullback ... Snagged an athletic 21-yard pass reception in the team's second spring scrimmage (4/17/10).
2009: Played in all 11 games as a converted tight end from the offensive line ... Did not record any receptions, but had a solid blocking game and was a key contributor on special teams.
2008: Redshirted his first season at Missouri State ... Named MSU Offensive Scout Team Player of the Week for the Oklahoma State game (9/13/08).
High School: As a senior, he collected 117 tackles, six sacks and forced four fumbles to lead the 5-5 Lebanon (Mo.) High Yellowjackets of coach Will Christian ... Earned all-district, all-conference and first-team all-state at defensive end, while landing a spot on the Springfield News-Leader all-Ozarks team ... Claimed all-district defensive end, all-Ozarks Conference and academic all-conference honors three times ... Earned second-team all-state defensive end as a junior and second-team all-district as an offensive guard in 2006 ... Was also a standout basketball player for the Yellowjackets.
Personal: William Garett Wade was born 1/23/90 in Springfield, Mo. ... Son of Mike and Stephanie Wade of Lebanon, Mo. ... Majoring in Hospitality and Restaurant Administration ... Has a brother, Mikenon.