University of Miami Athletics

Jayden Wayne


Defensive Line




245 lbs.




Tacoma, Wash.

High School

IMG Academy (Fla.)







Jayden Wayne - Football - University of Miami Athletics

2023 (True Freshman): Saw action in eight games and made one start in first collegiate season…Finished with 13 tackles and one half tackle for loss…Made career debut in season opener against Miami (Ohio) (Sept. 1) and had one tackle…Had career-best four tackles in win over Bethune-Cookman (Sept. 14)…Finished with one tackle against Temple (Sept. 23)…Had one tackle at North Carolina (Oct. 14)…Finished with three tackles in overtime win over Virginia (Oct. 28)…Made first start of career in Bad Boy Mowers Pinstripe Bowl against Rutgers (Dec. 28) and finished with three tackles.

High School: Consensus four-star prospect by 247Sports, ESPN and Rivals…Checked in as No. 72 overall player nationally in 247Sports Composite Rankings…Listed as No. 83 overall in nation in ESPN300…Rated No. 97 overall in country by Rivals…Ranked No. 11 defensive end nationally by 247Sports, ESPN and Rivals…Selected to All-American Bowl and Polynesian Bowl…Helped IMG Academy accumulate 9-1 record, while averaging 49.7 points per game during senior season…Totaled nine sacks and 44 tackles on defense during junior season at Tacoma (Wash.) Lincoln…Also tallied 18 catches, 269 yards and five touchdowns on offense…Chose Miami over offers from Oregon, LSU, Georgia, Alabama, Michigan State, Auburn, Florida, Florida State, Michigan, Notre Dame, Penn State, Tennessee, Texas, Texas A&M and USC, among others.