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2002 Football Roster

Michael Woods

Class: Jr.
Position: LB
Height: 6-1
Weight: 201 pounds
Previous School: Lowndes Co.
Hometown: Valdosta, GA

Noteworthy: Started his career at defensive back as a freshman, then moved to linebacker in 2001 before ending the year as the team's free safety ... A playmaker who rates as one of the league's top defensive players ... Is one of the fastest players on the field ... Is the cousin of Tennessee Titans linebacker Randall Godfrey ... Chose MT over Clemson, Auburn, and Mississippi.

2001: A second team All-Sun Belt Conference performer ... A strong candidate to earn first team All-SBC honors in 2002 ... Started all 11 games (five at outside linebacker, six at free safety) ... Led the team in tackles with a career-best 80 stops to go along with four tackles for loss, two interceptions, four pass breakups, and a fumble recovery ... Voted the team's Defensive MVP following games against Vanderbilt, Idaho and New Mexico State (shared with Randy Arnold) ... Registered three double figure tackle games, including a career-high 14 against New Mexico State ... Recorded 12 stops at Ole Miss and 10 in win over Idaho (career best eight solos) ... Also collected an interception against the Vandals ... Had a 38-yard interception return on the road against North Texas, which was his first game playing free safety ... Also had nine tackles against SEC foes Vanderbilt and LSU ... Averaged 62.1 snaps per game and was in on a career-best 95 plays against Idaho.

2000: Played in all 11 games with most of his action coming on special teams ... Collected 13 total tackles and one blocked kick (punt vs Louisiana Tech) ... Had a personal-best four tackles at Mississippi State and three each versus Connecticut, South Florida, and Louisiana-Lafayette ... Against Louisiana Tech, Woods blocked a Bulldog punt two minutes into the game and returned it five yards for a touchdown ... It was the first blocked punt of Andy McCollum's head coaching career.

High School: Led Lowndes Co. to the Georgia Class 4A State Championship in 1999 ... Was named Class 4A all-state, all-region I-AAAA and all-area at Lowndes in 1999 ... Played outside linebacker and defensive back ... Excelled on special teams where he returned kickoffs and punts, but made a name for himself by blocking punts and field goals ... Blocked a total of five kicks in 1999 ... His biggest block came in the state semifinals against Northside Warner-Robbins when he knocked down a field goal try and returned it 80 yards for a touchdown ... Rated one of the fastest players in Georgia by a scouting combine ... Played for coach Milt Miller ... Also excelled in the 100 meters and anchored the 4X100 relay team for Lowndes' track program.

Personal: Parents: Edward and Loretha Woods ... Born: 4/3/82 ... Major: Physical Education.

Tackles UA A Tot. Sacks TFL FR INT
2000 9 4 13 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 2001 44 36 80 0-0 4-7 1-0 2-38 Total 53 40 93 0-0 4-7 1-0 2-38

2001 Game-by-Game Stats
2002 Game-by-Game Stats
2003 Game-by-Game Stats