UTC Football BIO
5 Kadeem Wise

CHATTANOOGA:  Only Moc in school history to be named All-SoCon in each of his four years at UTC ... started all 45 games at cornerback over the last four years ... 11 career INTs, tied for No. 5 all-time at UTC ... tied for eighth in the NCAA FCS for most career INTs among active players. 

2013 • SENIOR SEASON:  First Team All-Southern Conference ... Third Team All-American by College Sports Madness ... third on the team with 75 tackles ... eight passes defended ... tied for team-high with nine tackles against UT Martin ... added one PBU ... tied for team-high with five stops at Georgia State ... added two PBUs ... tied for team-high with seven stops against Austin Peay ... first INT of the season against Furman ... tied a career-high with nine stops at Elon ... career-high 14 tackles at Appalachian State ... The Sports Network Preseason All-American Third Team ... Third Team Preseason All-American and No. 6 cornerback in the nation according to Phil Steele’s FCS Preview ... First Team Preseason All-Southern Conference ... made the SoCon Honor Roll. 

2012 • JUNIOR SEASON:   Second Team All-Southern Conference ... finished with 55 tackles ... second pick of the year at Western Carolina ... eight tackles and an INT at The Citadel, earning SoCon Defensive Player of the Week honors ... six tackles and a fumble recovery against Appalachian State ... career-high nine tackles at JSU ... six tackles at USF ... Named to Phill Steele’s Fourth Team Preseason All-American ... Preseason second team All-SoCon ... made the Dean’s List in the fall ... made the SoCon Honor Roll. 

2011 • SOPHOMORE SEASON:  Second Team All-SoCon ... career-high eight tackles at Samford ... six tackles, including four unassisted at Elon ... second INT of the year against the Phoenix ... tied a career-high with seven tackles at ASU ... added an INT against the Mountaineers ... first career TFL against Jacksonville State ... made three tackles and broke up a pass at Nebraska.   

2010 • FRESHMAN SEASON:  Named Southern Conference Freshman of the Year by the league’s coaches and media ... also earned spots on the media’s All-SoCon 2nd Team and the SoCon All-Freshman Team ... listed at the No. 1 position at left cornerback on the depth chart ... 6 INTs on the year breaks the UTC freshman record set by current head coach Russ Huesman in 1978 ... tied for No. 7 in the nation in interceptions ... added 29 tackles and six PBUs on the year ... tied for third in the SoCon with 12 passes defended ... six tackles at Jacksonville State ... two picks at Western Carolina ... first Moc with two picks in a game since 2007 ... SoCon Freshman of the Week following the game at WCU ... diving pick at Furman late in the game sealed the Mocs win ...three PBUs against Samford ... made the Athletics Director’s Honor Roll both semesters ... made the SoCon Honor Roll with a 3.0+ g.p.a. for the year.       

2009 • REDSHIRT SEASON:  Sat out the year as a redshirt. 

HIGH SCHOOL:  Two-star product from Lawrenceville, Ga., according to Rivals.com and Scout.com…ranked No. 55 among cornerbacks according to ESPN.com…played for head coach John Thompson at Berkmar High School…team captain and all-county defensive back as a senior…recorded 51 tackles, 12 pass breakups and an interception…had 15 receptions for 310 yards…ran back three kickoffs for TDs…also handled the punt return duties…four-year letter winner in football and track & field…team-high grade-point-average as a senior and nominated by teachers for the Student Leadership committee in Washington, D.C…selected to the People to People student ambassador program…competed in the 2009 Elite Sports 10th Annual King Kamehameha Classic in Honolulu, Hawaii…participated in the 2009 Youth Friendship Games in Austria.

PERSONAL:  Full name is Kenyan Kadeem Wise…born April 7, 1991…son of Marcus and Kathryn Wise…has an older brother, Marcus, younger brother, Jamaal, and an older sister, Shalayia…Marcus played football at Albany State and the University of West Georgia…graduated with a degree in Health & Human Performance in December 2013.


Year G/GS UT AT Total Sacks TFL FF FR QBH PBU Int-Yds
2010 11/11 21 8 29 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 6 6-2
2011 11/11 30 15 45 0.0 4.0 0 0 0 5 2-3
2012  11/11  38 17  55  0.0  1.0  2-4 
2013  12/12  51 24  75  0.0  1.5  1-31 
Tot 45/45 140 64 204 0.0 6.5 0 2 0 21 11-40
Position: DB
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 180
Year: Senior
City/State: Lawrenceville, Ga.
High School: Berkmar HS
Experience: 2 Letters
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