CHRIS WADE
Wide Receiver
1981-1984
Athens, GA
Biography
Wade was twice named honorable mention All-State by the Atlanta Journal Constitution wihle at Oconoee County – as a junior in 1979 and then as a senior in 1980. He played in the Georgia North-South All-Star Game in 1981 before joining the Gamecocks. Wade joined played on the junior varsity team in 1981, quickly making a name for himself as a deep threat – he caught touchdown passes of 56 and 41 yards in a 28-19 win over the Georgia JV. He took over as the starting flanker as a sophomore and continued to show big play potential that season, averaging over twenty yards per reception (a feat he accomplished all three seasons on the varsity) while having a 100-yard receiving game against Georgia. Wade’s numbers dropped in 1983, but he bounced back with a solid senior season. He caught the game winner in the season’s opener, a 40-yard pass from halfback Quinton Lewis, to hold off an upset bid from The Citadel. Wade was also a key figure in the 45-21 win over Pittsburgh, catching TD passes of 31 and 33 yards. He was named the team’s offensive player of the week for that performance. Wade continued to split time at split end with Eric Poole through the rest of the ’84 season.
Prior Schools
SchoolLocation
Oconee County Watkinsville, GA

Roster Listings
YearRosterNumPosHtWtYrGmsGS
1981 1981 Media Guide L 6-1 185 Fr
1981 Clemson 1981 47 SE 6-1 185 Fr 0 0
1982 1982 Progam vs Duke 2 WR 6-1 200 So 6 6
1983 1983 Media Guide 2 WR 6-1 204 Jr
1983 Program vs Notre Dame 2 WR 6-1 204 Jr 2 2
1984 Program vs Florida State 2 WR 6-0 195 Sr
1984 Gator Bowl Media Guide 2 WR 6-0 195 Sr 0 0
Depth Chart Appearances
DescriptionPositionRank
1982 Media Guide Flanker Starter
11/20/82 vs. Clemson Flanker Starter
1983 Media Guide Split End 2nd String
1984 Gator Bowl vs Oklahoma State Split End 2nd String
Gamecock Archives Article Mentions
Article
Honors
AwardYear
1981 Georgia GACA North-South Game
Rushing
YearAttYdsAvgTD
1983 1 -3 -3.0 0
Tot 1 -3 -3.0 0
Receiving
YearRecYdsAvgTD
1982 14 286 20.4 3
1983 8 184 23.0 1
1984 11 258 23.5 4
Tot 33 728 22.1 8
Receiving by QB
YearQBRec Throws Com% Yds 1D TD Success Rate
1982
Gordon Beckham 3 5 60.0 85 3 1 60.00
Bill Bradshaw 3 3 100.0 32 1 0 33.33
1983
Allen Mitchell 1 6 16.7 32 1 0 16.67
Bill Bradshaw 1 1 100.0 23 1 0 100.00
1984
Mike Hold 5 10 50.0 139 5 2 50.00
Allen Mitchell 2 10 20.0 36 2 0 20.00
Quinton Lewis 1 1 100.0 40 1 1 100.00
Success Rate and Adjusted Yds
Year Pass Plays Pass SR Pass SPP Rush Plays Rush SR Rush SPP Rec Plays Rec SR Rec SPP Tot SPP AdjYds
1983 0 0 0 0 3 33.33 3.75 3.75 11.5
1984 0 0 0 0 21 38.10 22.59 22.59 122.5
Kickoff Returns
YearRetYdsAvgTD
1981 1 -2 -2.0 0
1982 1 7 7.0 0
Tot 2 5 2.5 0
Games Started
DateOpponentPosition
1982-09-04 Pacific Flanker
1982-09-11 Richmond Flanker
1982-09-18 Duke Flanker
1982-10-02 Cincinnati Flanker
1982-10-23 Louisiana State Flanker
1982-11-20 Clemson Flanker
1983-09-03 North Carolina Split End
1983-10-08 Notre Dame Split End
Single Game Rushing Stats
SeasonGame DateOpponentAttYdsTD
1983 1983-09-17 Duke 1 -3 0
Single Game Receiving Stats
SeasonGame DateOpponentRecYdsTD
1982 1982-09-04 Pacific 1 21 1
1982-09-11 Richmond 2 33 0
1982-09-18 Duke 2 33 0
1982-09-25 Georgia 5 104 1
1982-10-02 Cincinnati 1 60 1
1982-10-30 North Carolina State 1 13 0
1982-11-06 Florida State 1 10 0
1982-11-20 Clemson 1 12 0
1983 1983-09-10 Miami (Ohio) 1 32 0
1983-09-17 Duke 1 28 0
1983-09-24 Georgia 1 31 0
1983-11-05 Florida State 3 56 1
1983-11-12 Navy 1 14 0
1983-11-19 Clemson 1 23 0
1984 1984-09-08 Citadel 1 40 1
1984-09-22 Duke 1 12 0
1984-10-13 Pittsburgh 3 88 2
1984-10-20 Notre Dame 1 15 0
1984-10-27 East Carolina 1 24 0
1984-11-17 Navy 2 19 0
1984-11-24 Clemson 2 51 0
1984-12-28 Oklahoma State 1 24 1
Scoring Plays
DateOpponentQtrTimeUSCOppPlay
1982-09-04 Pacific 3 31 6 Chris Wade, 21-yd pass from Terry Bishop (Mark Fleetwood kick)
1982-09-25 Georgia 4 18 27 Chris Wade, 55-yd pass from Gordon Beckham (pass failed)
1982-10-02 Cincinnati 4 30 10 Chris Wade, 60-yd pass from Gordon Beckham (Mark Fleetwood kick)
1983-11-05 Florida State 4 30 45 Chris Wade, 22-yd pass from Allen Mitchell (pass failed)
1984-09-08 Citadel 4 01:02 31 24 Chris Wade, 40-yd pass from Quinton Lewis (Scott Hagler kick)
1984-10-13 Pittsburgh 2 01:54 21 14 Chris Wade, 31-yd pass from Mike Hold (Scott Hagler kick)
1984-10-13 Pittsburgh 3 11:26 28 14 Chris Wade, 33-yd pass from Mike Hold (Scott Hagler kick)
1984-12-28 Oklahoma State 3 7 13 Chris Wade, 24-yd pass from Quinton Lewis (Scott Hagler kick)
Receptions
YearDateOpponentDownTo GoSideYdlinePlay
1982 1982-09-25 Georgia 1 10 UGA 45 Chris Wade, 2-yd pass from Bill Bradshaw (Carver)
1982 1982-09-25 Georgia 1 10 UGA 38 Chris Wade, 17-yd pass from Bil Bradshaw (Culpepper)
1982 1982-09-25 Georgia 3 15 UGA 42 Chris Wade, 13-yd pass from Bill Bradshaw
1982 1982-09-25 Georgia 3 10 USC 34 Chris Wade, 17-yd pass from Gordon Beckham (Sanchez)
1982 1982-09-25 Georgia 2 8 USC 45 Chris Wade, 55-yd pass from Gordon Beckham, touchdown
1982 1982-10-30 North Carolina State 2 5 USC 32 Chris Wade, 13-yd pass from Gordon Beckham
1983 1983-09-24 Georgia 3 11 UGA 47 Chris Wade, 32-yd pass from Allen Mitchell
1983 1983-11-19 Clemson 1 10 CLM 46 Chris Wade, 23-yd pass from Bill Bradshaw
1984 1984-09-08 Citadel 1 10 CIT 40 Chris Wade, 40-yd pass from Quinton Lewis, touchdown
1984 1984-09-22 Duke 3 6 USC 22 Chris Wade, 12-yd pass from Allen Mitchell (Joby Branion)
1984 1984-10-13 Pittsburgh 2 10 PIT 31 Chris Wade, 31-yd pass from Mike Hold, touchdown
1984 1984-10-13 Pittsburgh 2 11 PIT 33 Chris Wade, 33-yd pass from Mike Hold, touchdown
1984 1984-10-13 Pittsburgh 3 6 USC 33 Chris Wade, 24-yd pass from Allen Mitchell
1984 1984-10-27 East Carolina 3 10 50 Chris Wade, 24-yd pass from Mike Hold
1984 1984-11-24 Clemson 3 8 USC 48 Chris Wade, 15-yd pass from Mike Hold (Reggie Pleasant)
1984 1984-11-24 Clemson 3 7 USC 19 Chris Wade, 36-yd pass from Mike Hold (Reggie Pleasant)