WADE WHITE JR. the younger of two children, born and raised in Los Angeles, California, where he had to learn the hard knocks of life at a very early age. At the age of seven, his mother was tragically killed in a car accident on her way to work. Being that his father was absent from his life, his grandparents took him in along with his sister. They didn’t have a lot, but they had each other. Three years after the loss of his mother, Wade’s grandfather suddenly took ill and passed away within days from sugar diabetes. Soon after his grandfather’s death his grandmother was not able to adequately care for him and his sister. Attended Washington Prep were in football he was Co-MVP of L.A. City as a 10th grader and during his senior campaign was when things really started to take off catapulting him to become captain of his varsity football team earned First team All-League, All- L.A. City as a LB/TE, and TEAM MVP. Wade, a standout drummer since 5 years old, and outstanding baseball athlete, chose the scholarship over the MLB Draft.
THE fire and determination to succeed was evident to Wade’s coaches and teammates - they knew he wanted it with all his heart and soul! For a kid that never played football before, he was excelling everyone’s expectations. Wade signed an athletic scholarship to play football at Fresno State. Within his first two years at Fresno State, they won back to back W.A.C. Championships. Highlight 1992 Freedom Bowl beat down of USC 24-7 where he was teammates with Trent Dilfer, Lorenzo Neal, Michael Pittman, Omar Stoutmire to name a few. Wade transferred to Northern Illinois University after Jim Sweeney was let go at Fresno St. While at NIU, he started every game at outside linebacker in the 1995 season, played alongside Hollis Thomas. At the conclusion of the spring workouts going into his senior season, doctors and back specialist informed Wade he had a torn sciatic nerve in his back, his playing days came to an end.
To date, Wade has worked with some of the most influential professional athletes from the NFL San Diego Chargers 3 time Pro Bowler Kassim Osgood (San Diego, CA), San Diego Chargers "Forbes Under 40" Drayton Florence (Ocala, FL), Minnesota Vikings Bobby Wade (Tuscan, AZ), Arizona Cardinal Oliver Ross (Los Angeles, CA), Cleveland Browns Frisman Jackson (Chicago, IL), Green Bay Packers Joey Thomas (Seattle, WA), Philadelphia Eagles Hollis Thomas (Las Vegas, NV), St Louis Rams Super Bowl Champion Az Hakim (Las Vegas, NV), 2015 Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl Champion and MVP Malcolm Smith (Woodlands, CA) and more.
Drayton Florence, a former NFL corner-back who played 11 seasons. He was drafted by the San Diego Chargers in the second round of the 2003 NFL Draft. He played college football at Tennessee-Chattanooga and Tuskegee University. Drayton was All-District at Vanguard High School in Ocala, Florida. Drayton was inducted into Tuskegee University Hall of Fame in 2014. As a senior, he was named first-team All-America by Associated Press and American Coaches, earned his degree at University of North Florida with bachelors in Sports Management. Drafted by the Chargers 46th overall and was the 2nd corner-back selected by Chargers that draft after Sammy Davis. He is the highest drafted NFL player from Tuskegee University. Drayton was recognized in 2017 Forbes Magazine Forbes Under 40.
Kassim Osgood, a former NFL wide receiver and special teamer who played 13 seasons and went to 3 Pro Bowls (2002, 2007, 2009) He was Pro Football Writers Association All-AFC (2007,2009) and a member of the San Diego Chargers 50th Anniversary Team. He played college football at San Diego State and Cal Poly and was signed by the San Diego Chargers as an undrafted free agent in 2003. He has also played for Jacksonville Jaguars, Detroit Lions and San Frisco 49ers. While at San Diego State University where he would earn his degree and be named first-team All-Mountain West Conference. That year he ranked second in the nation in catches (108) and fourth in nation in yards per game (119.4). He set NCAA records for receiving yards in a season by teammates with 3,337 yards and catches with (236).