Shaun Wade


Player profile

  • Height 6-1
  • Weight 195
  • Hometown Jacksonville, Fla.
  • Last School Trinity Christian Academy
  • Year Graduate

Ohio State Overview
• Wade elected to return for his fourth year with the program after exploring the possibility of declaring for the 2020 NFL Draft
• Will be the leader of the Buckeyes’ secondary in 2020 after playing in all 14 games as a third-year sophomore last season and totaling 26 tackles, four tackles-for-loss, one interception, two forced fumbles and eight pass breakups
• Member of the 2020 Bednark Award Preseason Watch List
• Played the inside cornerback position for the Buckeyes in 2019 but will move outside in 2020
• Named a “champion” by the Ohio State coaching staff eight times last season and was the Player of the Game following wins over Rutgers and Michigan State
• Totaled five tackles, one tackle-for-loss, one sack and one pass breakup vs. the Spartans
• Against Rutgers, had an interception on the opening drive of the game and added three tackles and a forced fumble
• A third-team All-Big Ten selection by the coaches and media
• Has played in 27 of 28 games over the past two seasons with 57 career tackles, four interceptions, three forced fumbles and 19 passes defended
• Made the most of his playing time as a redshirt freshman in 2018, appearing in all 14 games and compiling 31 total tackles while leading the team with three interceptions
• Added seven pass breakups, a forced fumble and blocked punt (vs. TCU)
• His true freshman season was cut short due to injury
• Was one of nine graduated high school seniors from the 2017 recruiting class to enroll and start classes at Ohio State in January 2017
• Is a sport industry major

Honors & Awards
2020: First-team preseason All-American by the Associated Press
Third-team All-Big Ten (media and coaches)

Notable Note
• In the summer of 2019, Wade was one of five players who had an externship at the WWE Headquarters in Orlando, Fla. to learn about the ins and outs of the professional wrestling business

More on Shaun
• Was a 5-star prospect (ESPN, Rivals, 247Sports) who was honored with two national awards as a senior while starring for a Trinity Christian Academy team that has won four consecutive state championships
• Named the 2017 Lockheed Martin defensive back of the year, an award that was presented at the U.S. Army All-American bowl, and he was named the American Family Insurance All-USA defensive player of the year
• Considered one of the Top 25 players nationally with overall rankings of No. 6 by ESPN, No. 17 by 247Sports and No. 24 by Rivals
• Finished the 2016 season with 63 tackles, seven interceptions, including two returned for touchdowns, and nine pass break-ups for coach Verlon Dorminey
• Two-time Florida Class 3A all-state honoree and considered one of the Top 5 players in the state
• Is the son of Gwen and Randy Wade