Washington: 2006: Has played at WR and punt returner in all 10 games of the season ... Made a 40 yard TD catch on final play at Cal to send game into OT ... Had a 46 yard run on an end-around at USC ... Had a 15-yard run vs. ASU ... has had 17 punt returns for 132 yards so far this year ... Returned to full strength in the spring after breaking his leg in the fall ... flashed his big-play potential in 2005, returning a kickoff 92 yards vs. USC and making a 69-yard catch vs. Notre Dame ... a gifted speedster, originally enrolled at Alabama State on a track scholarship. 2005: Played in five games in 2005 before breaking his leg on a 92-yard kick return vs. USC ... return was the longest non-scoring return in UW history, and the 11th-longest overall ... caught one pass for 69 yards vs. Notre Dame ... 32.8-yard kick-return average led all Huskies in 2005.
High School, Junior College and Personal: Played one season (2004) as a defensive back at Pasadena (Calif.) CC ... attended Hillborough JC in fall of 2003 ... initially attended Alabama State on a track & field scholarship (2002-03), but did not play football there ... competed in the long jump and triple jump at Alabama State ... named team MVP at Pasadena CC ... totaled 26 tackles and a team-high three interceptions in 2004 ... also had two fumble recoveries and two tackles for loss ... excelled as a punt and kick returner at Pasadena ... returned 19 punts for 191 yards, an average of 10.1 yards per return ... also returned five kickoffs for 202 yards, an average of 40.4 yards per return ... scored a touchdown on a 100-yard kick return that actually came on a missed field goal attempt in a game against Santa Ana College ... in that same game, had an interception, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery ... averaged 16.3 yards per touch in 2004 ... helped high school team to a 9-3 mark and the regional semis in 2001 ... a standout long jumper and sprinter in high school ... played for coach Tom Maher at Pasadena ... son of former USC linebacker Richard Wood, a three-time first-team All-American (1972-74) who played on two of USC's national championship teams.
Receiving Year G-S Rec. Yds. Avg. TD LG 2005 5-0 1 69 69.0 0 69Wood news and features:
Kickoff Returns Year No. Yds. Avg. TD LG 2005 5 164 32.8 0 92
Punt Returns Year No. Yds. Avg. TD LG 2005 3 25 8.3 0 10
Huskies' Wood should be familiar name to Trojans - Tacoma Tribune (Oct. 20, 2005)