D’Montre Wade and Jordon Gandy of the Murray State football team each got a call they had been working nearly their entire lives for Sunday evening, one from the National Football League.
Following the conclusion of the 2018 NFL Draft Saturday evening, Wade signed a priority free agent deal with the Kansas City Chiefs, while Gandy received a rookie mini-camp invitation from the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles.
D’Montre Wade led the OVC in interceptions on the year with six and finished second nationally in interceptions per game with 0.6. The 2018 All-American also added 33 tackles, 2.0 tackles-for-loss, and seven pass breakups. He is now just the eighth player in school history to garner at least six receptions in a single season and the first since 2004.
In addition, Wade finished his time in blue and gold as the program’s career leader in pass breakups with 35 and passes defended with 45, since those two categories begin being kept in 1994, and ninth all-time in interceptions with 10.
Gandy, a two-time first-team All-OVC selection racked up 965 yards on 65 catches in 2017 to go along with 10 touchdowns. The senior led the league in receiving touchdowns and finished second in total yards, yards per game (86.7) and receptions per game (5.9).
The Biloxi, Mississippi native finished his career with Murray State with a total of 2,065 yards, making him just the eighth player in school history to amass 2,000-plus yards in a career. He also finished his time at MSU ninth all-time in receptions, third in receiving touchdowns and third in 100-plus yard games.
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