Rashad Wisdom, UTSA


University of Texas at San Antonio safety Rashad Wisdom, a senior majoring in cyber security, has been named a Military Bowl STEM Scholar-Athlete presented by BuildSubmarines.com.

Wisdom, who is from Converse, Texas, has a 2.89 grade-point average. He has been honored for his achievements on and off the field, as a first-team all-conference player and as a member of the conference commissioner’s honor roll. Wisdom also is a member of the UTSA Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.

“I’ve been interested in cybersecurity since I was just a young kid playing video games, and now it’s incredible that I can earn my degree and also play on a D-I football team in such a great city,” said Wisdom, who is UTSA’s all-time leading tackler on the football field.

Wisdom hopes to work for a major tech company, such as Apple or Google, and eventually start his own business.

“Cyber security is a challenging undergraduate program, especially for a student-athlete who is as involved as Rashad is in serving his community and being a leader on the football team, but he has taken that challenge head on and thrived,” said Shanda Hayden, UTSA’s senior associate athletics director for academic services. “He’s going to be very successful in whatever career path he chooses once his football playing days are over.”

The Military Bowl and BuildSubmarines.com are proud to announce the members of the third annual Military Bowl STEM Scholar-Athlete Program, recognizing some of the brightest minds taking the football field in the ACC and the American Athletic Conference.

“The Military Bowl STEM Scholar-Athlete Program presented by BuildSubmarines.com recognizes some of the brightest minds taking the football field each weekend,” Military Bowl Foundation President & Executive Director Steve Beck said. “Together with BuildSubmarines.com, we commend these student-athletes for their ability to succeed on the field and in the classroom while managing a most challenging course load.”

 The Military Bowl STEM Scholar-Athlete Program honors one football player at each university that is a member of the ACC and the American Athletic Conference – the two conferences that are represented in the Military Bowl college football game. These players are studying STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) subjects and/or aspire to STEM careers.

“STEM education is the cornerstone of innovation, equipping the next generation with critical thinking skills to tackle global challenges,” said Kiley Wren, co-founder and co-chief executive at BlueForge Alliance, owners and operators of BuildSubmarines.com. “These courses prepare students for purposeful, high-demand career paths while fostering adaptability, collaboration, and technological literacy. At BlueForge Alliance, empowering individuals with a stable foundation of knowledge pairs directly into our mission of ensuring a resilient and adaptable skilled trades workforce ready to meet the demands of revitalizing our nation’s defense. We’re proud to join the Military Bowl in recognizing outstanding student athletes aiming to make an impact off the field while supporting their fellow students’ pursuits.”