#9 Darnell Woods | Defensive back
Hometown: Phoenix, Ariz.
Previous School: Baker University
Major: Sport communications and Fitness Studies
2012 All-GPAC First Team
2011 All-GPAC Honorable Mention
Woods became Concordia's biggest playmaker on defense after moving from corner to safety early in the season...led the Bulldogs with five interceptions and 176 interception return yards...made 58 total tackles (39 solo, 19 assisted), 2.5 for loss and broke up four passes...returned an interception 48 yards for a touchdown in Concordia's loss at Doane on 10-10-12...posted a new career best with 13 tackles (11 solo) at Nebraska Wesleyan on 10-13-12...picked off two passes in the Bulldogs' win at Briar Cliff on 10-6-12...named First Team All-GPAC.
Made an impact defensively and on special teams for the Bulldogs during his sophomore season in 2011...made 44 total tackles with three tackles for loss during the year...forced a fumble and recovered a fumble and added three pass break ups...also blocked three kicks during the year...made career-high eight tackles twice (at Midland on 10-29-11 and vs. Doane College on 11-12-11...blocked two kicks vs. Briar Cliff on 10-8-11...earned honorable mention All-GPAC honors.
Prepped at Tolleson Union high school for three years under coach Rich Wellbrock ... He earned two varsity letters while starting for the Wolverines ... He was team captain for one year ... His senior year he was awared the All-Arizona second team ... He also ran track for four years and played basketball for three.
Born on January 12 in Yokouska, Japan ... Son of Curtis Woods and Lydia Woods ... Has three brothers ... Derrick played football and ran track for Concordia ... Darvin is currently on the football team with Darnell