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High School Earned three varsity letters playing quarterback at two schools in the Fort Lauderdale area, St. Thomas Aquinas HS and Western HS... As a senior, helped powerful St. Thomas Aquinas to 10-3 overall mark and quarterfinals of Class 7A playoffs... Completed 100 of 179 passes for 1,626 yards and 16 TDs during senior campaign... Transferred to St. Thomas Aquinas after starting at QB as sophomore and junior at nearly Western HS... At Western, threw for 3,476 yards and 33 touchdowns as a two-year starter... Helped Western to 7-3 record as junior in 2012... High academic achiever.
Personal Wade Robert Freebeck... Born on May 17, 1996... Son of Bob and Meg Freebeck... Has an older sister, Audrey... Born and raised in Fort Lauderdale area... Dad works as manager for Nice Systems; mom works as a marketing manager.