Trae Waynes is now an established cornerback in the NFL after being drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the 2015 edition of the NFL Draft. In high school, Waynes showed a certain dynamism and passion for football throughout his playing career. He completed his high school education at one educational institution while playing for another. That was because the school he was enrolled at did not have sports, but he did not let that stop him from getting a chance at a football career.
Since joining the Vikings, Trae has played regularly for the team and has recorded 65 tackles for himself for the regular 2017 season.
Trae Waynes’ Bio
Trae Waynes were born on 25 July 1892 in Kenosha, Wisconsin, and completed his high school education at a school in his birthplace. However, since his school, Harborside Academy, did not pursue a sports policy, the young Trae decided to study at Mary D. Bradford High School in the same city.
Waynes was a multisport personality who played football, basketball, and running. He set an unforgettable sporting record, especially in 2010 when he was in his first year of high school. Trae was a player on the All-Southeast Conference’s first team in soccer, the All-County Honors’ first team in baseball, and the winner of the District Championship in indoor track for 60 yards and 220 yards sprints.
Trae Waynes accepted a scholarship to Michigan State University in 2011 and subsequently played for the college’s football team. Due to a serious injury, he sustained during his final year of high school football studies, he was put in a redshirt during his first year of college. This year he performed nine times exclusively as a substitute and in special teams.
In his second season, he played as a cornerback and proved himself with an extraordinary campaign. Trae won the Rose Bowl and the Big Ten football championship this season and played all 14 games of the regular season, achieving a personal best of 50 tackles, 5 passing shots, and 3 interceptions. In his youth season, he played 13 games and secured 46 tackles. In his last year at MSU, he was included in the All-Big-Ten selection and the second All-American team by many publications and associations.
In the 2015 NFL Draft, Trae Waynes were the 11th All-Big-Ten pick, snatching former Minnesota Vikings player Dewayne Washington as the highest selected cornerback ever in the team’s history. After signing a four-year contract with the franchise, he experienced a relatively average rookie season for himself and the team. In the regular season, he played 14 games, only starting in one of them. Nevertheless, Trae managed to score 30 tackles and defend 4 passes.
His second season on the squad was no better. He started in the opening season of the Vikings instead of Xavier Rhodes, who was the cornerback of the team’s first choice. After a few weak performances, however, he saw his chances limited by the newcomer Mackenzie Alexander.
Finally, he repaid his contract in the 2017 season with an outstanding season. Waynes played all 16 games of the Vikings’ regular-season and showed the highest value of his professional career with 65 tackles. He also defended 11 passes and made two interceptions. The team then retaliated against Trae Waynes by triggering the fifth year clause that was in his contract on April 30, 2018.
Trae Waynes’ Height, Weight, And Body Stats
The Dreadlocked Defense has always maintained a physically appropriate body size since its pre-draft days. Trae Waynes stand at a height of 1.85 meters, which corresponds to a height of just over 6 feet. He also weighs 86 kg, which is equivalent to a weight of 190 lbs. There is no other verifiable information available about other of his body measurements.
Who Is Trae Waynes’ Girlfriend?
Like many of his contemporaries in the NFL, Waynes took the time to lead a love life. The cornerback is friends with a beautiful redheaded goddess, Kyra Luther, from Rochester Hills, Michigan. Kyra received her college education before college at Notre Dame Preparatory High School. She then transferred to the University of Michigan where she met her admirer who was a college soccer player.
The duo has been together since January 2013 and later got engaged. However, Trae Waynes and Kyra have already started a family. On December 13, 2015, the couple welcomed their first child, a daughter, Kayla Waynes.