Deatrich Wise Jr.
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Wise with the Patriots in 2017
No. 91 – New England Patriots
Position:Defensive end
Personal information
Born: (1994-07-26) July 26, 1994 (age 28)
Suffolk, Virginia
Height:6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight:275 lb (125 kg)
Career information
High school:Hebron (Carrollton, Texas)
NFL Draft:2017 / Round: 4 / Pick: 131
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 7, 2022
Total tackles:200
Forced fumbles:4
Fumble recoveries:1
Defensive touchdowns:1
Player stats at · PFR

Deatrich Wise Jr. (born July 26, 1994) is an American football defensive end for the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Arkansas and was drafted by the Patriots in the fourth round of the 2017 NFL Draft.


Wise played college football at for the Arkansas Razorbacks.[1][2] He accepted an invitation to play in the 2017 East–West Shrine Game.[3][4] Wise recorded eight combined tackles, 1.5 sacks, four quarterback pressures, and a forced fumble during their 10–3 victory over the East. His dominant performance and game-high eight tackles raised his draft stock with multiple draft experts reporting his rise up draft boards.[5] He was one of 59 defensive linemen invited to the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, Indiana. On March 15, 2017, he opted to participate at Arkansas' Pro Day.

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
6 ft 5+14 in
(1.96 m)
274 lb
(124 kg)
35+58 in
(0.90 m)
10+12 in
(0.27 m)
4.92 s 1.70 s 2.86 s 4.36 s 7.07 s 33 in
(0.84 m)
10 ft 4 in
(3.15 m)
22 reps
All values from NFL Combine[6][7]

Professional career

The New England Patriots selected Wise in the fourth round (131st overall) of the 2017 NFL Draft.[8][9] On May 18, 2017, the New England Patriots signed Wise to a four-year, $2.97 million contract that includes a signing bonus of $575,883.[10]

He recorded his first career sack against the Chiefs in his first career NFL game. Wise finished his rookie season with 26 tackles and 5 sacks. In the playoffs, the Patriots defeated the Tennessee Titans in the Divisional Round with Wise recording 2 sacks. The Patriots then went on to defeat the Jacksonville Jaguars in the AFC Championship Game to advance to Super Bowl LII where they would go on to lose 33–41 to the Philadelphia Eagles.

Wise finished 2018 season with 30 tackles (15 solo) and 4.5 sacks. Wise helped the Patriots reach Super Bowl LIII where they beat the Los Angeles Rams 13–3.[11]

In Week 3 of the 2020 season against the Las Vegas Raiders, Wise strip sacked Derek Carr and recovered the football in the end zone for his first career touchdown during the 36–20 win.[12]

On March 19, 2021, Wise re-signed with the Patriots on a four-year, $22 million deal.[13][14]

Personal life

His father, Deatrich Sr., also played football.[15] His younger brother, Daniel, plays for the Washington Commanders. His mother, Shiela Wise, served 22 years as a nurse in the US Army.[16]


  1. ^ "Patriots might be 'Wise' to tap Arkansas pipeline again to fill DE need". April 17, 2017.
  2. ^ "Deatrich Wise Draft Profile". Retrieved April 29, 2017.
  3. ^ "Trio of Hogs Accept Shrine Game Invites". Retrieved February 5, 2019.
  4. ^ Chase Goodbread (January 21, 2017). "What we learned from Shrine Game: UCLA CB could rise to Round 1". Retrieved December 15, 2017.
  5. ^ Andrew Hutchinson (January 22, 2017). "Wise shines in Shrine Game". Retrieved December 15, 2017.
  6. ^ "Combine Player Profiles – Deatrich Wise". National Football League. Retrieved April 30, 2017.
  7. ^ "Deatrich Wise Jr. | Arkansas, DE : 2017 NFL Draft Scout Player Profile".
  8. ^ "Meet Patriots Draft Pick Deatrich Wise". Boston Herald. April 29, 2017. Retrieved April 30, 2017.
  9. ^ "Patriots select DE Deatrich Wise 131st overall in the 2017 NFL Draft". April 29, 2017. Retrieved May 7, 2017.
  10. ^ " Deatrich Wise contract". Retrieved December 15, 2017.
  11. ^ Smith, Cody R. (February 6, 2019). "Pro Hogs Update: Trey Flowers and Deatrich Wise Jr Are World Champions". Arkansas Fight.
  12. ^ "Las Vegas Raiders at New England Patriots - September 27th, 2020". Retrieved September 28, 2020.
  13. ^ Kyed, Doug (March 16, 2021). "These Patriots Free-Agent Deals Are More Affordable Than First Reported". NESN. Retrieved March 16, 2021.
  14. ^ "Patriots Sign 10 Free Agents". March 19, 2021.
  15. ^ "DEATRICHWISE JR". Archived from the original on January 2, 2015. Retrieved January 1, 2015.
  16. ^ "Deatrich Wise, his 'superhero' mom reflect on her years as an Army nurse".