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Wayne Dickens
Wayne  Dickens


Lakeland, FL

High School:
Lake Gibson

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 290

Defensive Tackle


Public Administration

Part of the playing rotation at defensive tackle ... Recorded two solo tackles against Virginia Tech in the Nokia Sugar Bowl ... Tallied first sack of his career in the fourth quarter and finished with four tackles including another for loss (-4) against Ole Miss ... Recorded two tackles including one for loss against Kentucky ... Finished with two solo tackles and tipped a pass that resulted in an interception in the second quarter against Tennessee ... Totaled four stops against The Citadel and three tackles against Mississippi State.

Part of the playing rotation at noseguard ... Played in all 13 games ... Had a season-high three stops against Louisiana-Monroe ... Totaled two tackles against Western Kentucky and Georgia Tech.

Played in all 13 games including three starts and finished the season with 19 tackles and five tackles for loss... Had a tackle for loss against LSU ... Finished with two tackles for loss in a start against Florida ... In first career start, totaled four tackles including a tackle for loss against Arkansas... Finished with three tackles including a tackle for loss (-1) against Syracuse ...Totaled four tackles against Vanderbilt ... Registered three tackles against Western Carolina and two stops against USC ... Named the Most Improved Defensive Lineman by the coaching staff following spring drills.


Registered 79 tackles, 9.5 sacks, five fumbles caused, two fumbles recovered, nine tackles for loss and five broken up passes as a senior ...As a junior totaled 55 tackles, six sacks, eight tackles for loss, three fumble recoveries and eight broken up passes ... Led Lake Gibson to nine wins and a berth in the Class 3A regional final ... All-American ... First-Team 3A all-state selection ...3A Region Eight District Player of the Year ... Named to the National High School All-Star Team and participated in an all-star game in Dallas, Texas ... Lakeland Ledger Enquirer all- county selection ... Listed as one of the top 15 players in the state of Florida by Florida Prep Football ... Max Emfinger's Blue Chip Recruiting Florida Super 16 ... Florida Times Union Super 75 ... Ranked the top defensive tackle in Florida by the Florida Times Union All-American ...PrepStar All-American ... Ranked the No. 2 defensive linemen in the southeast and the No. 7 in the nation by PrepStar ...Eastbay/PrepStar Dream Team ... Ranked as one of the top 10 defensive linemen and one of the top 100 players in the country by ... One of the top 50 players in the state of Florida according to SuperPrep Magazine Florida Defensive Player of the Year ... High School Coach: Dane Damron ... Also wrestled in high school and posted a 37-4 record as a junior... Was a top-four finisher at the state wrestling championships in the heavyweight division ...Also lettered in track and was a two-time district champion in the shot put.

Born Aug. 20, 1983 ... Son of Choretta and Wayne Dickens ... Two siblings, Kimberly, 17, and Hakeem, 8 ... Majoring in public administration.

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