J.T. Wise
    J.T. Wise


    Farmersville, Ill.

    High School:
    Sacred Heart-Griffin

    Height / Weight:
    6-1 / 230



    Quintessential fullback...Explosive lead blocker...Takes pride in his receiving ability...Not a one dimensional player.

    2005: Played in all 13 games and started seven...A key factor in Arkee Whitlock's 1,454-yard season...Caught 11 passes and two TDs...Caught the game-winning touchdown in overtime against Missouri State.

    2004: Played in all 12 games and started nine...Invaluable contributor to Saluki rushing attack that netted 3,404 yards...Named honorable mention Gateway Conference All-Academic team.

    2003: Played in eight games, mainly on special teams...Had a career-high 37 yards rushing and one TD against St. Joseph.

    2002: Redshirted.

    High School: First-team all-state by the coaches and second-team by the Chicago Tribune his senior year...Rushed for 750 yards and a 7.5 yards per carry average as a senior...Team advanced to the 5A "Elite 8" his junior and senior years...Also participated in track and ran the 100 meter in 11.1 seconds.

    Worth Knowing: Son of Ted and Sue Wise...Father played linebacker at SIU from 1972-74...Grandfather, Carlin Baker, played football at SIU in 1942...Majoring in physical education...Born November 19, 1983.