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CAREER: He has 72 tackles, including 7.5 for losses (with 5 sacks), and 2 deflections in his career. He has 20 career starts.
2015: The stout Woods returns for his third year as the starting nose tackle as a senior in 2015. He sat out 2015 spring practice while recovering from a 2014 chest injury.
2014: Woods started for his second season at nose tackle as a junior in 2014. Overall in 2014 while appearing in 12 games (all but Nebraska) and starting 10 times (all but Washington State, California and Nebraska), he had 37 tackles, including a sack, and he added a deflection. He tore a chest muscle prior to the Holiday Bowl and had surgery, ending his season.
He had 2 tackles against Fresno State, 3 at Boston College, 4 against Oregon State, 2 against Arizona State, 3 at Arizoina and 4 against Colorado. He added 6 tackles and a deflection at Utah, then had a tackle at Washington State and 2 tackles against California. He had 6 tackles (with a sack) at UCLA, then 4 tackles against Notre Dame.
2013: Woods played a significant role at defensive tackle as a sophomore in 2013, even starting half of the season. Overall in 2013 while appearing in 13 games (all but Arizona) and starting 6 times (Boston College, Utah State, Utah, Oregon State, California, Stanford), he had 19 tackles, including 2 for losses of 10 yards (with an 8-yard sack), and 1 deflection.
He had 3 tackles against Boston College, 2 against Utah State, 3 at Notre Dame, a sack and a deflection against Utah, a tackle at Oregon State, 5 tackles (1 for a loss) at California and 1 tackle each against Stanford, Colorado, UCLA and Fresno State.
2012: Woods started USC's first 4 games at nose tackle and then served as an often-used backup the rest of the season as a redshirt freshman in 2012. Overall in 2012 while appearing in all 13 games, he had 16 tackles, including 4.5 for losses of 15 yards (with 3 sacks for minus 12 yards).
He had 1 tackle against Hawaii, 2 tackles against Syracuse 3 tackles against California (with 0.5 sack) and 2 tackles (with a sack) at Washington. He had 6 tackles against Colorado, including 3 for losses (with 1.5 sacks), then he had a tackle each against Arizona and Arizona State.
2011: Woods redshirted as a freshman defensive tackle in 2011, his first year at USC.
HIGH SCHOOL: His 2010 honors included Super Prep All-American, Prep Star All-American, UnderArmour All-American, ESPNU 150, Prep Star Dream Team, Super Prep All-Farwest, Prep Star All-West, Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West Best of the Rest, Tacoma News Tribune Western 100 and Los Angeles Daily News All-Area second team as a senior defensive and offensive lineman at Taft High in Woodland Hills (Calif.). He made 31 tackles in 2010.
As a junior in 2009, he was All-L.A. City second team, All-L.A. City Division I second team and Los Angeles Daily News All-Area first team while making 38 tackles with 4 sacks.
As a sophomore in 2008, he made Cal-Hi Sports All-State Sophomore.
He was a 4-year starter. Current Trojan D.J. Morgan also prepped at Taft.
PERSONAL: He is a non-governmental organizations and social change major at USC. Some of his artwork was displayed at the 2013 “Artletics” on-campus exhibit that featured the works of USC student-athletes.
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