|97 William Wood
Rice -- Sturdy lineman who matured into a solid performer on the collegiate level.
2006: Hard working force in the middle of the Owls defensive line who made a total of four starts at nose guard.....earned All C-USA Honorable Mention recognition by conference coaches....posted at least one tackle in 12 of 13 games.....posted career-highs with five tackles for 17 yards lost, including his first two career sacks (loss of 13 yards)...first sack was against Tulane and the second at UCF.
Wood 2006 Game by Game
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2005: Started the first six games of the season before exiting with an injury... Had 19 tackles (11 primary), including one for a one-yard loss vs. East Carolina... Had a career-high equaling six stops at Texas.
2004: Played in all 11 games as a reserve on the interior D-line... Had 12 tackles (six primary) on the season, including two for five yards in losses... Had the TFLs against Fresno State and Louisiana Tech... Had a season-high four tackles at Texas.
2003: Earned his first letter by playing in all 12 games (five starts) as a redshirt freshman... Credited with 31 tackles (15 primary)... Had a career-high six tackles in three games (San Jose State, Navy and SMU).
High School -- 2002 graduate of Garrison High near Nacogdoches... Two-way Class 2A all-state selection as a defensive lineman and offensive tackle for coach Jimmy Thompson... District 23-2A's offensive MVP as a senior in 2001, leading the Bulldogs to a 12-4 record and the championship game of the Division II playoffs... Three-time first-team all-district selection... Helped team compiled 38 wins and four playoff appearances in his four years as a varsity letterman... One of the state's top prospects according to Dave Campbell's Texas Football magazine... Also a four-year letterman in track... Regional qualifier in the weight events as a junior... Three-year letterman in power-lifting... Academic all-state... Four-year member of UIL science team... Activities include student council (two years as parliamentarian) and Beta Club... Carried a 97.4 GPA as a member of the honor roll.
Personal -- Full Name: William Thomas Wood... Born: May 30, 1984, at Little Rock, Ark... Parents: Lynn and Janna Wood, Garrison (one brother, one sister)... Rice Major: sports medicine... College: Martel.