Honors and Awards
- Scout Team Defensive MVP (2010)
Sophomore Yusef Wade has made his mark on the Nebraska program as a hard-nosed practice player. This fall the Lincoln native will look to battle for playing time in the Husker secondary, while also hoping to make his mark on the Huskers’ special teams units. The 5-10, 185-pound Wade was a talented two-way player in high school and has spent time as a Husker on both offense and defense.
2011 (Redshirt Freshman)
Wade worked at I-back in the spring, before moving back to defense and adding depth in the secondary.
Wade redshirted and worked as a defensive back. He was named Defensive Scout Team MVP.
Before Nebraska (North Star HS)
Wade rushed for 1,580 yards and 13 touchdowns in 2009 to help his team finish with a 7-3 record. On the defensive side of the ball, Wade was a ballhawk for the Gators, as he finished with 59 total tackles, three forced fumbles and one interception.
Wade was a first-team Class A all-state selection by the Omaha World-Herald and second-team Super-State selection by the Lincoln Journal star at defensive back.
Wade is the son of Tommy and Rosalinda Wade, and he was born on Jan. 6, 1992. Wade is a psychology major. He has participated in outreach activities at local schools and hospitals, as well as the Husker Heroes program.