Position
Defensive Tackle
Height
6'4
Weight
311 lbs.
Class
Senior
Hometown
Elton, La.
High School
Elton HS

CAREER
Played in 41 games, starting 16 times … Finished career with 73 tackles, including 35 solo stops … Had 8.0 tackles for losses and 3.5 sacks … Started all 13 games as a senior for LSU in 2009.

SENIOR SEASON (2009)
Shed close to 15 pounds during the summer to enhance his quickness and stamina … Started all 13 games for the Tigers in 2009, recording 33 tackles, 5.5 tackles for losses and one sack … Matched his career high with five tackles against Mississippi State, including a career-high 1.5 tackles for loss and a pass breakup … Opened the campaign with a season-high four solo tackles against Washington … At Ole Miss, recorded his first career blocked field goal that was returned for a touchdown by Patrick Peterson … Finished the Ole Miss game with two tackles, one tackle for loss and one blocked field goal attempt … Had four tackles, one sack and one PBU against Louisiana Tech.

JUNIOR SEASON (2008)
Played in 10 games with starts against North Texas and Tulane … Tallied 11 tackles on the season … Earned the first start of his career versus North Texas and responded with a pair of tackles … Finished with one tackle against Alabama … Had two tackles against Tulane … Made one tackle against Georgia … Had two tackles apiece in games against Mississippi State and Appalachian State.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2007)
One of the top backup defensive linemen on the squad and in the SEC … Played in 12 of the Tigers’ 14 games, including the BCS National Championship Game … Finished the year with 22 tackles – 13 solo and nine assisted – with two sacks for a loss of 15 yards … His three fumble recoveries tied for the SEC lead with South Carolina’s Eric Norwood … Added one quarterback hurry … Earned his first career start against Tulane, getting the nod at right tackle … Finished the game with two tackles, a sack and a fumble recovery … Registered a career-high five tackles in the win over Louisiana Tech … Had four stops versus Tennessee in the SEC Championship Game.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2006)
A top prospect out of high school, he played in six games, including the Allstate Sugar Bowl, as a true freshman … Credited with seven tackles on the season … Was in on a career-high three stops and a sack against Kentucky … Also had three stops against Louisiana-Lafayette.

HIGH SCHOOL
Rated amongst the top defensive tackle prospects in the country by every major recruiting publication … A consensus Top 100 player in the country … Earned All-America honors as a senior by Parade Magazine, USA Today and Reebok … Represented the state of Louisiana in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl … Finished an outstanding high school career in 2005 with 109 tackles and 12 tackles for loss in his senior season … Had 100 tackles and 11 tackles for loss as a junior … Received first-team all-state and all-district honors his last two seasons … Also played on the offensive line during his senior season … Ranked as the top prospect in the state of Louisiana by Tigerbait.com and as the nation’s 15th-best recruit by ESPN.com … Named to Tom Lemming’s 2005 All-America team, the FSN South’s Countdown to Signing Day “All-South” second-team, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Super Southern 100, the Baton Rouge Advocate Super Dozen, the Mobile Register Super Southeast 120 and the New Orleans Times-Picayune Top 16 Blue-Chip list … Coached by Brett Fuselier.

PERSONAL
Full name is Al Joseph Woods … Parents are Al and Phyllis Woods … Born March 25, 1987 in Jennings, La. … Majoring in general studies with concentrations in African-American studies, communication studies and sports studies. 

CAREER HIGHS
Total tackles: 5, twice
Tackles for loss: 1.5 vs. Miss. State, 2009
Sacks: 1, three times
Interceptions: 0

WOODS’ CAREER DEFENSIVE STATS

 

Year

G-GS
UT
AT
TT
TFL
Sacks

PBU

QBH

INT

FF

FR

2006

6-0
3
4
7
0.5-1
0.5-1
0
0
0
0
0-0

2007

12-0
13
9
22
2.0-15
2.0-15
0
1
0
0
3-0

2008

10-3

4

7

11

0-0

0-0

0

0

0

0

0-0

2009

13-13

15

18

33

5.5-11

1.0-5

2

0

0

0

0-0

Totals

41-16
35
38
73
8.0-27
3.5-21
2
1
0
0
3-0

 

 

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