Career Honors: 2018: First Team All-Big 12 (Coaches, AP); Preseason All-Big 12 First Team (Athlon). 2017: First Team All-Big 12 (Coaches, Waco Tribune-Herald); Second Team All-Big 12 (AP, Phil Steele); Piesman Award Watch List; Preseason Second Team All-Big 12 (Athlon). 2016: ESPN.com All-Big 12 First Team; All-Big 12 Second Team (Associated Press); All-Big 12 Third Team (Phil Steele); All-Big 12 Honorable Mention (coaches); KU’s Defensive Player of the Week (Texas); KU’s Defensive Player of the Week (Ohio). 2015: Campus Insider’s Honorable Mention Freshman All-America.
2018 (Sr.): Nicholls: Started at defensive tackle in the season-opener … Credited with a career-high-tying eight total tackles with 1.0 tackle-for-loss …at Central Michigan: Started at defensive tackle, anchoring the KU D-Line, but did not record any statistics … Rutgers: Credited with 1.0 TFL and also a quarterback hurry in the win … at Baylor: Started at defensive tackle … Recorded three tackles with one sack and a tackle for loss …Oklahoma State: Started at defensive tackle … Totaled one tackle … at West Virginia: Started at defensive end … Recorded five tackles with a season high two sacks …at Texas Tech: Recorded three tackles with one and a half tackles for loss and a quarterback hurry …TCU: Recorded four tackles in his eighth straight start this season … Iowa State: Recorded one sack … at Kansas State: Recorded three tackles including a tackle for loss and a quarterback hurry in his final Sunflower Showdown … at Oklahoma: Recorded one quarterback hurry against the Sooners … Texas: Started at defensive tackle in his last game as a Jayhawk … Tallied five total tackles with three tackles for loss and one sack.
2017 (Jr.): Voted a team captain … Tabbed All-Big 12 First Team by the league coaches and the Waco Tribune-Herald … Named All-Big 12 Second Team by the Associated Press … Started at 12 games at defensive tackle … Totaled 53 tackles … Registered 16.0 tackles-for-loss … Credited with 7.0 sacks … Had five quarterback hurries … Broke up one pass and recovered one fumble … Ranked fourth in the Big 12 and 23rd nationally in tackles-for-loss … Also ranked fourth in the Big 12 in sacks per game … SEMO: Turned in five solo tackles, four of which were TFLs … Also credited with a sack and a QBH … Central Michigan: Had three solo hits, one pass breakup and 1.0 TFL … at Ohio: Tallied six total tackles and 1.0 TFL … West Virginia: Turned in four tackles, including three solos … Texas Tech: Had five stops, 1.5 TFLs, one QBH and a sack … at Iowa State: Tallied three tackles, 1.5 TFLs, a forced fumble, two QBHs and a sack against the Cyclones … at TCU: Credited with four tackles … K-State: Turned in four tackles, a QBH, a season-high 2.5 sacks and 3.0 TFLs in the Dillons Sunflower Showdown … Baylor: Had three tackles … at Texas: Recorded five tackles and 1.5 TFLs … Oklahoma: Had five total tackles, including four solo hits … Credited with 1.5 TFLs and 0.5 sacks against the Sooners … at Oklahoma State: Tied his season-high with six tackles … Added 1.0 sack and 1.0 tackle behind the line of scrimmage.
2016 (So.): Started at defensive tackle in all 11 games he played … Rushed through the line for 38 tackles on the season … Disrupted 10.0 opponent plays in the backfield, good for second-best on the team … Recorded 3.0 sacks … Broke up a pass … Blocked two kicks … Credited with a career-best eight tackles and 4.0 TFLs against Ohio … Rhode Island: Earned a start at defensive tackle and made five stops, blocked a kick and hurried the quarterback twice in KU’s victory over the Rams … Ohio: Turned in a career-best eight tackles with an astonishing 4.0 behind the line-of-scrimmage without recording a sack … Also broke up a pass and hurried the quarterback against the Bobcats … at Memphis: Notched three tackles … at Texas Tech: Secured two stops … at Baylor: Returned from injury to hurry the quarterback once … Oklahoma State: Disrupted two plays in the Cowboy backfield, including a sack, on his way to posting four tackles … at Oklahoma: Lumbered six yards on a fumble recovery and made two tackles against the Sooners … at West Virginia: Contributed three tackles … Iowa State: Accrued four tackles and made one tackle in the Cyclone backfield … Texas: Boasted five tackles, 3.0 tackles in the backfield and 2.0 sacks in the victory over the Longhorns … at K-State: Posted two tackles and blocked a point-after try against the Wildcats.
2015 (RFr.): Saw action in all 12 games, starting seven contests along the defensive line … Made 26 tackles, 3.5 sacks and 5.5 tackles-for-loss … Also broke up a pass and blocked a kick … Notched a career-best six tackles at Oklahoma State … Posted a sack in three-straight games … South Dakota State: Debuted at Kansas with a start at defensive tackle, ending the game with five tackles and half of a sack … Memphis: Started at defensive tackle, but did not record any statistics … at Rutgers: Notched two tackles … at Iowa State: Gathered four tackles … Baylor: Provided two tackles and a sack … Texas Tech: Filled the stat sheet by recording five tackles, a sack, a pass breakup, a quarterback hurry and blocked PAT attempt … Oklahoma State: Stonewalled several Cowboy plays at the line of scrimmage after turning in a sack and a personal-high six tackles … Oklahoma: Made two tackles, one behind the line of scrimmage, and hurried the quarterback … at Texas: Saw time, but did not record any statistics … TCU: Saw time, but did not record any statistics … West Virginia: Secured one stop behind the line of scrimmage … K-State: Saw time, but did not record any statistics.
2014 (Fr.): Redshirted his first season at Kansas.
High School: Signed with Kansas as a three-star prospect according to ESPN.com and Scout.com … ESPN.com rated him the 77th-best defensive tackle in the nation … Recorded 49 tackles, including 33 solo stops, as a senior … Also credited with 5.0 sacks and 14 quarterback hurries … Posted 77 total tackles, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery as a junior … Named to Vype Magazine’s DFW Top 100 list for 2014 … Coached by Brian Brazil at Hebron HS.
Personal: Son of Sheila and Deatrich Wise … Father, Deatrich Wise Sr., was selected in the ninth round of the 1988 NFL Draft by the Seattle Seahawks and also spent time with the New Orleans Saints and the CFL’s British Columbia Lions … Brother, Deatrich Wise Jr., was selected by the NFL’s New England Patriots in the fourth round of the 2017 NFL Draft … Selected Kansas over offers from Colorado, Missouri, SMU and Texas Tech … Majoring in communication studies with a business minor.