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#7 Triston Wade
Position: Safety
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 170
Year: Senior
Hometown: Tyler, Texas
High School: John Tyler HS

· One of 15 semifinalists for the 2014 Jim Thorpe Award (nation’s top defensive back)
· The first-ever Football Bowl Subdivision major award semifinalist in UTSA history
· Two-year team captain
· A 2014 preseason All-Conference USA selection (league coaches/Athlon Sports)
· 2013 second-team All-Conference USA
· 2012 first-team All-Western Athletic Conference
· Named WAC Defensive Player of the Week and honorable mention Jim Thorpe Award Defensive Back of the Week on Sept. 3, 2012
· UTSA’s all-time leader in tackles (288), pass breakups (34), interceptions (12), forced fumbles (8) and fumble recoveries (6)
· Has had a hand in a total of 21 turnovers (12 INTs/9 fumbles) in his 45 career games and he has started 38 consecutive contests

Senior (2014)
Team captain has started all 11 games … one of 15 Jim Thorpe Award (nation’s top defensive back) semifinalists … has recorded a team-leading 81 tackles, 13 pass breakups, four interceptions and two fumble recoveries … registered a season-high 11 stops and picked off a second-half Hail Mary pass against FIU (Oct. 11) … added 10 tackles against New Mexico (Oct. 4) and at Rice (Nov. 8) … racked up nine stops and a pair of PBUs in the home opener against Arizona (Sept. 4) … had eight tackles and a pick at Louisiana Tech (Oct. 18) … matched a career high with three pass breakups, including an interception, in the season opener at Houston (Aug. 29) and again against Southern Miss (Nov. 13).

Junior (2013)
Team captain who was a second-team All-Conference USA selection … posted a team-leading 94 tackles (No. 2 UTSA history) and two interceptions to go along with seven pass breakups and 2.5 tackles behind the line of scrimmage in 12 starts … picked off both his passes at Tulsa (Nov. 2), one of which he returned 82 yards for a touchdown, and he also broke up a toss in the end zone to go along with four stops in that contest … recorded a career-high 12 tackles at Arizona (Sept. 14) and matched that feat two weeks later against Houston (Sept. 28) … his third double-digit performance came in an 11-stop effort at North Texas (Nov. 23).

Sophomore (2012)
Started all 12 games and earned first-team All-WAC accolades … tied for the team lead with four interceptions, four forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries … also ranked second with 74 tackles (45 solos/29 assists) and 11 pass breakups … forced a fumble on a kickoff return and intercepted a pass in the end zone in addition to recording a career-high 11 tackles in the season opener at South Alabama (Sept. 1) … earned WAC Defensive Player of the Week and honorable mention Jim Thorpe Defensive Back of the Week honors following that performance … had a 38-yard pick-six against Northwestern Oklahoma State (Sept. 22) … forced another fumble to go along with four tackles and a pair of pass breakups at Georgia State (Sept. 15) … added seven stops and a forced fumble against San Jose State (Oct. 20) … posted a game-high 11 tackles and intercepted a pass against Utah State (Oct. 27) … picked off another pass at Idaho (Nov. 19) … recovered a fumble against McNeese State (Nov. 10) and again in the season finale against I-35 rival Texas State (Nov. 24).

Freshman (2011)
Appeared in all 10 games and earned starts in four of the final five contests … racked up 39 tackles (23 solos/16 assists), including one for loss, three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and a pair of interceptions (for 52 yards) … finished the year strong with 22 stops over the final three tilts … picked off passes against Bacone (Sept. 24) and Minot State (Nov. 19) … recovered fumbles in October road outings at #16 Sam Houston State (Oct. 1) and UC Davis (Oct. 15) … also forced fumbles in those two games.

Prior To UTSA
Earned 2010 second-team Class 4A all-state and first-team All-East Texas honors … also was tabbed the District 14-4A Defensive Most Valuable Player after leading team with 122 tackles and six interceptions as a senior … added a pair of forced fumbles, one sack and a fumble recovery while starting all 14 games … coached by Dereck Rush.

Personal
Born May 19, 1993 … son of Yu-Tandrain Smith and the late Reginald Wade … multidisciplinary studies major.

Career Statistics
Year    G/GS    TT (S/A)    TFLs (Yds)    Sacks    FF/FR    INT    PBU    BLK    
2014    11/11    81 (44/37)    0.5 (1)    0.0    1/2    4    13    0   
2013    12/12    94 (49/45)    2.5 (2)    0.0    0/0    2    7    0    
2012    12/12    74 (45/29)    1.0 (7)    0.0    4/2    4    11    0    
2011    10/4    39 (23/16)    1.0 (1)    0.0    3/2    2    3    0    
Total    45/39    288 (161/127)    5.0 (11)    0.0    8/6    12    34    0   

Career Highs
Tackles: 12 (2x), last vs. Houston (9/28/13)
Interceptions: 2, at Tulsa (11/2/13) ^
Pass Breakups: 3 (4x), last vs. Southern Miss (11/13/14)
^ UTSA record

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