• Coaches All-SEC third team
• Athlon Sports All-SEC third team
• Lindy’s Sports All-SEC third team
• Phil Steele All-SEC third team
Showed impressive ability in press coverage … Started the final 12 games and led the team with 13 pass breakups and finished fifth with 47 tackles … Forced two interceptions … His 13 pass breakups also ranked second in the SEC and tied for 12th in the FBS … 10 pass breakups came against Power 5 opponents … Broke up at least one pass in nine games … Allowed just 28 of 63 passes thrown his way to be caught for 336 yards … Allowed just one touchdown in coverage, which came in the final game of the season … at No. 15 TCU (Sept. 10): Broke up a career-high four passes and held Taj Williams – TCU’s top receiver in 2016 – without a catch in his second career start at cornerback … Helped shut out TCU in the first half and hold the Horned Frogs to only a touchdown through the first three quarters … Finished with just two receptions allowed for 11 yards out of seven passes thrown his way … vs. Texas State (Sept. 17): Picked off an errant pass for a 25-yard a touchdown return in the second quarter … Broke up a pass later in the game … vs. No. 12 Ole Miss (Oct. 15): Knocked away two passes, including one on third down to force a punt in the first quarter … Collected five tackles … vs. No. 11 Florida (Nov. 5): Allowed just one catch for 14 yards out of five passes thrown his way … at Missouri (Nov. 25): Turned in a career and game-high seven tackles and broke up one pass … Was thrown at seven times and allowed only two receptions for 19 yards … vs. No. 22 Virginia Tech (Dec. 29): Recorded his third career interception, including his second of the season, with just over a minute remaining in the first quarter and returned it 50 yards … Added a pair of pass breakups and finished with four tackles.
Appeared in 10 of 13 games with one start … Collected 10 tackles and posted one interception … Finished the season as one of only nine true freshman defensive backs in the SEC to record an interception … vs. UT Martin (Oct. 31): Tallied a season-high four tackles and started at cornerback in the homecoming win … vs. Kansas State (Jan. 2): Sealed the Liberty Bowl win with an interception at the 4:31 mark in the fourth quarter.
A consensus three-star prospect by Rivals, ESPN, Scout and 247Sports … Listed as the No. 73 cornerback in the nation by Scout … Pegged the No. 116 cornerback and No. 178 recruit in Florida by 247Sports … Earned the No. 119 cornerback ranking and the No. 185 prospect in Florida by 247Composite, a combined index of national recruiting rankings … ESPN ranked him the No. 192 recruit in Florida and No. 120 athlete … Named team MVP and was a finalist for the News-Press Defensive Player of the Year in 2014 … Earned second team all-state honors at defensive back as chosen by newspaper editors and reporters … Saw action on both sides of ball as a senior, tallying 29 total tackles, two interceptions and 16 pass breakups while hauling in 25 receptions for 410 yards and seven touchdowns … In 2014, Island Coast High School won its district and advanced to the 5A Regional Finals, finishing the season with a 10-3 record … Coached by Wayne Blair … Selected Arkansas over Arizona, Indiana, Michigan State and Louisville.
Born on Dec. 31, 1995 … Son of Bruce and Linda Wade … Cousin, Tyrell Johnson, is a senior wide receiver at Arizona … Recreation and sport management major.