Donnie Woods
Donnie Woods

Player Profile

Dade City, Fla.

High School:
Thomas Jefferson

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 289

Offensive Guard



Champs Sports Bowl

Champs Sports Bowl

On Woods: Junior who enters this season as the starter at left guard and is one of the team's most consistent offensive linemen ... a smart football player ... the highest-rated offensive lineman for the Terps a year ago ... missed spring ball rehabilitating his left shoulder ... played the entire 2005 campaign with shoulder problems.

2005 (Sophomore): Played in all 11 games, starting 10 at left guard ... lone non-start came when he tweaked his knee in pregame warm-ups against Temple ... team's highest-graded lineman on the season ... had a team-high 22 "big blocks" while giving up just one sack in 662 plays ... (vs. BC) ... was the team's highest-rated offensive lineman on 83 plays ... ... tied for team lead in "big blocks" with three ...(at UNC) ... was in on 78 plays ... did not allow a sack and was credited with three "big blocks" ... (at FSU) ... in on 65 plays ... did not allow a sack and was credited with a "big block" ... (vs. VT) ... team's highest-rated lineman on 50 plays ... yielded no sacks, had no missed assignments and was whistled for no penalties ... credited with one "big block" ... (at TU) ... was team's highest-rated lineman ... in on 44 plays ... made a team-high four "big blocks" ... did not allow a sack, had no missed assignments and committed no penalties despite injuring his knee in pregame warm-ups ... nominated for ACC Player of the Week ... (vs. UVa) ... was in on 69 plays and made four "big blocks" ... (at WFU) ... was team's second-highest rated lineman ... did not allow a sack and made three "big blocks" ... (vs. WVU) ... in on 46 plays and did not yield a sack ... (vs. Navy) ... earned highest rating of all offensive lineman.

2004 (Redshirt Freshman): Saw action in eight games, starting the season finale ... posted four "big blocks" while committing just two penalties and three missed assignments in 177 offensive plays ... (vs. WFU) ... first career start ... tied for the highest grade among lineman, posting two "big blocks" with no penalties, sacks or missed assignments.

2003 (Freshman): Redshirt season ... offensive scout team Player of the Week for his work leading up to the Eastern Michigan game ... joined the team at the Peach Bowl at the close of 2002, as he graduated from high school early.

High School: A two-year starter and letterwinner at Thomas Jefferson High School in Tampa, Fla. ... one of the most highly-touted prep linemen in the nation before suffering a knee injury his senior year of high school ... played his first two years at Pasco High School in Dade City, Fla. ... tore the ACL in his knee in practice prior to the sixth game of his senior season, but still managed first team all-state honors in class 4A ... was a second team All-Gridiron pick which is the all-state team in Florida that encompasses all players, regardless of their school's classification ... a PrepStar and SuperPrep All-American ... first team all-county by the Tampa Tribune and St. Petersburg Times ... first team all-conference and all-county as a junior and senior ... rated as Hillsborough County's top offensive lineman after his junior year by the Tampa Tribune ... Jefferson went 13-2 in 2002, losing in the state finals ... school had nine Division I prospects his senior season ... high school teammate of fellow Terp recruit Jermaine Lemons ... competed in track (shot and discus), weightlifting and wrestling ... was also recruited by Florida State, Tennessee, Oklahoma and LSU ... high school coach was Mike Simmonds.

Personal: Donald Woods was born January 27, 1984, in Dade City, Fla. ... son of Don and Donna Woods ... father played on two Florida state championship basketball teams ... brother, Brian, is an assistant coach at Jefferson and played college football at Ole Miss in 1994 & '95 ... grandfather, Lester Bales, was a pitcher in the Cleveland Indians organization ... majoring in criminology and criminal justice ... one of 10 children in his family (has six sisters, three brothers).