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Name: Ivory Wade 
College: Baylor     Number: 78
Height: 6-4   Weight: 313
Position: OG  Pos2: C
Class/Draft Year: Sr/2013

40 Time: 5.20

Projected Round: 
Rated number 27 out of 169 OG's      465 / 2424 TOTAL
Combine Invite: 
Height: 6035
Weight: 313
40 Yrd Dash: 
20 Yrd Dash: 
10 Yrd Dash: 
225 Lb. Bench Reps: 
Vertical Jump: 
Broad Jump: 
20 Yrd Shuttle: 
3-Cone Drill: 

Dates: 03/20/13
Height: 6035
Weight: 313
40 Yrd Dash: 5.20
20 Yrd Dash: 3.00
10 Yrd Dash: 1.79
225 Lb. Bench Reps: 27
Vertical Jump: 27
Broad Jump: 08'04"
20 Yrd Shuttle: 4.97
3-Cone Drill: 7.75


  Ivory Wade
6-4, 310
Dickinson, Texas
Dickinson High School


  Over the past three years, Baylor has had two centers selected in the top 120 picks of the NFL Draft: JD Walton in 2010 and Philip Blake this past April. Wade, who started at right tackle last season, will replace Blake as the Bears' starting pivot in 2012 and could also hear his name in the NFL Draft.

After originally committing to Texas A&M as a junior in high school, he switched to Baylor as a senior and played immediately in Waco.

Wade started the final seven games of 2009 as a true freshman at left guard, earning numerous All-Freshman conference honors. He moved to right tackle in 2010 and has started every game there the past two seasons as a sophomore and junior. Wade enters his senior season in 2012 as the most experienced member of the Bears roster, having started the past 33 games.


  Wade is an athletic, mobile lineman with the feet to work in space and get to the second level, flashing the aggressive nature to deliver a pop at the point of attack. However, he needs to stay balanced in his sets and not overextend or play out of control. Wade is a veteran blocker with versatile experience and will leave the college ranks with extensive playing time at tackle, guard and center ? an extremely appealing line item on his resume to the NFL.

--Dane Brugler

 Career Notes

  All-Big 12 offensive lineman and four-year starter… Started 46 consecutive games over four seasons, played 49 career games… Played all three positions on line during career... Named second-team 2012 All-Big 12 by Associated Press… Played in 2013 Texas vs. The Nation All- Star Game following senior season… Named to 2012 All-Bowl
teams by USA Today and CBSSports.com… Former 2009 Freshman All- American and 2008 prep All-American... Member of senior class that played in three straight bowl games for first time in school history and won back-to-back bowl games for first time since 1985-86… Benched 425 pounds and recorded 35 reps in 225-pound bench press... Squatted 600 pounds... Three-time Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll selection.

 2011 Season

  Starter at right tackle in all 13 games... Totaled 64 knockdowns and averaged 81.8 percent coaches' grade (third on team)... Recorded at least four knockdowns in all 13 games, joining Philip Blake as only players with at least four in every game... Graded 81 percent or better in nine of 13 games... Starter on offensive line that ranked second nationally in total offense (587.1), fourth in passing offense (351.5), fourth in scoring offense (45.3) and 10th in rushing offense (235.6)... Led team with season-high 88 percent grade and recorded six knockdowns in season-opening win over No. 14 TCU... Recorded 82 percent grade and five knockdowns in win over SFA?(second game)... Posted 87 percent grade and five knockdowns in win over Rice in third game... Earned 82 percent coach's grade and had four knockdowns in win over Iowa State in fifth game... Made career-first reception vs. ISU, a deflected-pass carried for 2-yard gain... Second on team with 83 percent grade and five knockdowns in win over No. 5 Oklahoma in 10th game... Second on team with 85 percent grade and six knockdowns in win over Texas Tech (11th game)... Earned 82 percent grade and recorded six knockdowns in win over Texas in 12th game... Graded 82 percent and had five knockdowns in Alamo Bowl win over Washington... Named preseason All-Texas by Dave Campbell's Texas Football publication.

 2010 Season

  Starter at right tackle in all 13 games as sophomore, one of eight players to start every game... Totaled 64 knockdowns (third on team) and averaged coaches' grade of 81.2... Starter on line that ranked third in Big 12 and 24th nationally in rushing (194.6 ypg) and fourth in conference in sacks against (1.54 per game)...Graded 82 percent or higher and had four or more knockdowns in each of final seven regular-season games... Recorded six or more knockdowns in seven contests... Earned season-high 86 percent grade twice, vs. Kansas State (six knockdowns) in eighth game and vs. No. 23 Texas A&M in 11th game... Also had season-high seven knockdowns in A&M game... Moved to tackle from guard during spring drills.

 2012 Season

  Started all 13 games at center as senior… Named second-team All-Big 12 by Associated Press and honorable mention by league’s coaches… Played in 2013 Texas vs. The Nation All-Star Game… Named to 2012 All-Bowl teams by USA Today and CBSSports.com… Named first-team All-Texas by Dave Campbell’s Texas Football postseason magazine… Averaged coaches grade of 88.9 percent over season and totaled 93 knockdowns… Named to Fall 2012 Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll… Moved into starting center spot (vacated by Philip Blake’s move to the NFL) in spring 2012 after two seasons as starting right tackle.

Selected offensive lineman of week after grading at team-high 91 percent and totaling seven knockdowns at ULM in third game… Named lineman of week in fifth game with seven knockdowns and team-high 89 percent grade vs. TCU… Recorded seven knockdowns or more in each of final five games… Earned third lineman of week honor with team-high 91 percent-grade and seven-knockdown performance vs. No. 14 Oklahoma in eighth game… Recorded season-best grade of 93 percent and seven knockdowns in upset of No. 1 Kansas State in 10th game… Totaled season-highs of eight knockdowns in consecutive wins over Texas Tech (88 percent grade) and No. 24 Oklahoma State (88 percent grade) in 11th and 12th games, respectively… Graded at 92 percent and made seven knockdowns in Holiday Bowl win over No. 17 UCLA.

 2009 Season

  Played final 10 games of 2009 and started final seven at left guard during true freshman season... Earned first collegiate letter... Named honorable-mention Freshman All-America by CollegeFootballNews.com... Selected to Big 12 All-Freshman team by Sporting News and All-Big 12 Freshman team by Rivals.com... Named to fall 2009 Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll... One of eight true freshmen to letter in 2009... Graded out with 81 percent average on season by coaches... Totaled 56 knockdowns in 10 games... Made college debut in third game vs. Northwestern State... Played as backup following two weeks vs. Kent State and at No. 19 Oklahoma... Made first start in sixth game at Iowa State and started every game afterward.

 High School

  All-American offensive lineman at Dickinson (Texas) High School... Named SuperPrep All-America, listed as No. 40 offensive lineman nationally... Included on Rivals250 national recruiting list, ranked 244th recruit in nation... National position ranking among offensive guards: No. 9 by Rivals.com, No. 14 by Scout.com and No. 34 by ESPN.com... Invited to 2008 Offense-Defense All-America Bowl following senior season... Played for West in 2009 Offense-Defense All-American Bowl... Ranked No. 27 on Austin American-Statesman Texas Fabulous 55 List... No. 29 recruit in Texas according to Superprep/Scout.com... Ranked No. 30 on Rivals.com's Texas 100, fourth-rated offensive lineman... Named to Texas Top 100 lists by following publications: Houston Chronicle, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Lubbock Avalanche-Journal and Waco Tribune-Herald... Named to Houston's Top 100 Footballers in 2009 by VYPE magazine... Listed among The Houston 100 top recruits by Houston Chronicle... Led head coach Warren Trahan's 2008 Dickinson squad to a 9-3 record and 5A DII regional finals and earned first-team All-District 24-5A honors as senior... Led DHS to 8-3 record and 4A bi-district finals in 2007 and earned first-team All-District 23-4A honors as junior... Teammate at Dickinson of fellow Baylor teammate Brody Trahan.


  Son of Son of Pamela Ragin... Full name is Ivory Scott Wade... Born May 3, 1991, in Inglewood, Calif... Majoring in film and digital media.

 Draft Scout Player News
03/28/13 - 2013 Baylor Pro Day: Ivory Wade, C (6-3 5/8, 313) - Wade - who was not at the combine - ran the 40 in 5.17 and 5.11 seconds. He had a 27-inch vertical jump and an 8-foot-3 broad jump. He did the short shuttle in 4.91 seconds and the three-cone drill in 7.65 seconds. He also performed 26 lifts of 225 pounds on the bench press. Wade made 43 starts on the Bears’ offensive line. His solid college career could earn him a look as a rookie free agent this summer. - Gil Brandt, NFL.com
12/09/12 - 2012 ALL-BIG 12 HONORABLE MENTION (COACHES): Ivory Wade (OL), has been selected Honorable Mention All-Big 12 Conference (Coaches selection) for the 2012 college football season. Wade moved into the starting center position over the spring, but has started along the offensive line in 42 straight contests. He has helped make Baylor one of three programs nationally (Louisiana Tech, Texas A&M) ranked in the top 20 in both rushing and passing offense. - Baylor football
12/09/12 - 2012 ALL-BIG 12 SECOND TEAM (MEDIA): Offensive line: Ivory Wade, Baylor, 6-4, 310, Sr., Dickinson, Texas, has been selected Second Team All-Big 12 Conference (Media selection) for the 2012 college football season. Wade moved into the starting center position over the spring, but has started along the offensive line in 42 straight contests. He has helped make Baylor one of three programs nationally (Louisiana Tech, Texas A&M) ranked in the top 20 in both rushing and passing offense. - Baylor football
11/25/12 - C Ivory Wade made his team-leading 44th consecutive start.
11/04/12 - C Ivory Wade made his 41st consecutive start.