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17 Brandon Woods
Brandon  Woods

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Durham, N.C.

High School:
Southern Durham H.S.

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 214

Position:
S

Experience:
1L

WORTH NOTING: Moved to safety late last year and remained there during the spring ... was a defensive back in high school ...expected to vie for playing time in the secondary this fall.

AT VIRGINIA: 2005--Began the year at wide receiver, but moved to safety late in the season ... was in uniform for all six home games, the North Carolina game and the Music City Bowl, but did not play in a game ...redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL: Good-sized receiver known for making big plays for coach Gordon Walters at Southern Durham HS ... also an outstanding defensive back ... 3-star player according to Rivals.com and Scout.com ... ranked as the country's No. 65 wide receiver by Scout.com ... nation's No. 38 athlete by Rivals.com ... 56th on the Scout.com East Hot 100 list ... rated the 10th-best player in North Carolina by the Charlotte Observer, 12th by Scout.com and 13th by SuperPrep ... earned first-team All-State honors as a defensive back as his team posted a 13-1 record during his senior year ... All-Five County 3-A selection ... named to the Durham Herald-Sun All-Area team on defense ... caught 27 passes for 426 yards and three touchdowns during his senior year ... also led the team in interceptions, including making four in the state playoffs ... started at wide receiver in the Shrine Bowl following his senior season ... finished his junior year with 35 catches for 857 yards and nine touchdowns ... named All-State and All-Conference as a junior ... also played basketball.

PERSONAL: Brandon C. Woods ... son of Davis and Bobby Woods.

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