Wayne was a three-year starter in the Lakeland-Kathleen rivalry. During his career, he was a fullback in the 1978 season and a quarterback for the Dreadnaughts in 1979 and 1980. His most memorable moment in the rivalry was running a 55-yard flea flicker in 1978 to win the game with little time left on the clock. Wayne would go on to play for the University of Florida where he was a four-year starter. Sid Kimbrell accepted the award on behalf of Mr. Peace.