John Wade (American football)

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John Wade
No. 71
Center
Personal information
Date of birth: (1975-01-25) January 25, 1975 (age 39)
Place of birth: Harrisonburg, Virginia
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) Weight: 300 lb (136 kg)
Career information
College: Marshall
NFL Draft: 1998 / Round: 5 / Pick: 148
Debuted in 1998 for the Jacksonville Jaguars
Last played in 2009 for the Oakland Raiders
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Stats at NFL.com

Robert John Wade (born January 25, 1975) is a former American football center. He was originally drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the fifth round of the 1998 NFL Draft. He played college football at Marshall.

Wade has also played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in his career.

Wade is married to Natalie, a school teacher.

Early years[edit]

While attending Harrisonburg High School in Harrisonburg, Virginia, Wade was a three-year letterman in both football and baseball. In football, he was a first team All-District and a second team All-State honoree. In 2006, Harrisonburg High School named their weight room "The Wade Room", after him.

College years[edit]

Wade attended Marshall University and was a two-year starter.

Professional career[edit]

Wade, a 12-year professional and perennial starter, split his time in the NFL between the Jacksonville Jaguars (1998–2002) and Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2003–2007). He started 88 games in the past six years, missing just eight games in 2004 due to a dislocated knee. During John Wade's NFL career he started a total of 110 games, including 6 playoff starts. On March 31, 2008 he signed with the Oakland Raiders. Wade was released by the Raiders during the 2009 pre-season. They agreed to an injury settlement.

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