Since joining the Vikings, Trae has been a regular feature on the team, recording a career-high 65 of his five tackles in his regular season.
Trae Waynes Bio
Born in Kenosha, Wisconsin on July 25, 1892, Trae Waynes was educated at a high school in his birthplace. However, since his school, Harborside Academy, had no sports policy, young Trae decided to attend Mary D. Bradford High School in the same city.
Waynes was a multi-sport personality, playing football, basketball and track running. He accumulated an unforgettable sports record, especially in 2010, the year of his first year of high school. Trae was a Southeastern Conference first-team football player, a recipient of county first-team baseball, and the winner of the county indoor track and field championship for his 60 yards and 220 yards.
Accepting a scholarship from Michigan State University in 2011, Trae Waynes then played for the college football team. The serious injury he suffered during his senior year of high school football saw him shine in his freshman year. That year, he made nine appearances exclusively as a substitute and on special teams.
Playing at cornerback in his second season, he proved himself with an outstanding campaign. Trae won the Rose Bowl and the Big Ten Football Championship that season, in addition to playing in all 14 regular season games, recording a personal best 50 tackles, 5 deflections, and 3 interceptions. During his junior season, he played in 13 games and had 46 tackles. In his senior year at MSU, he was an All-Big Ten selection and a second-team All-American by numerous publications and associations.
In the 2015 NFL Draft, Trae Waynes was the 11th overall pick, making former Minnesota Vikings player Dewayne Washington the highest drafted cornerback in team history. After signing a four-year contract with the franchise, he had a relatively average rookie season by personal and team standards. He played in 14 regular season games, starting in just one of them. However, Trae still managed to collect 30 tackles and defend 4 passes.
His second season on the roster was no better. He started in the Vikings’ first game of the season in place of Xavier Rhodes, who was the team’s cornerback of choice. However, after some poor performances, he saw his chances limited by new signing Mackenzie Alexander.
He finally repaid his contract for the 2017 season with an exceptional season. Waynes was a starter in all 16 regular season games for the Vikings, recording an excellent 65 tackles, the best of his professional career. He also defended 11 passes and made two interceptions. The team then reimbursed Trae Waynes by triggering the clause for a fifth year written into his contract on April 30, 2018.
Trae Waynes Height, Weight and Body Stats
The dreadlocked defensive back has always maintained a decent physical size since its pre-draft days. Trae Waynes stands at a height of 1.85m, slightly over 6 feet tall. It also weighs 86 kg, which is 190 lbs. No other verifiable information is available regarding any other measurements of his body.
Who is Trae Waynes Girlfriend?
Like many of his NFL contemporaries, Waynes made time for a love life. The cornerback is dating a beautiful red-haired goddess, Kyra Luther, from Rochester Hills, Michigan. Kyra was educated at Notre Dame Preparatory High School. She then went to the University of Michigan, where she met her college footballer beau.
The duo have been together since January 2013 and later got engaged. Trae Waynes and Kyra have already started a family. The couple welcomed their first child, daughter Kayla Waynes, on December 13, 2015.