A battle-tested experienced veteran looking to both duplicate and rebound from a productive, yet injury-plagued junior season ... Will open fall drills attempting to recapture the starting center's position from Drew Sutton after sitting out the entire spring period rehabilitating from off-season shoulder surgery ... Fundamental talents, strength and grit have served as bright spots for an offensive unit which has otherwise struggled ... Will be expected to enhance leadership skills under a new coaching regime.
2004: Served as the Pirates' top center during junior campaign ... Started all nine games played in (first three, middle three, last three ... Missed Louisville (hand infection) and Houston (shoulder) because of injuries ... Stood fourth among all offensive linemen with participation in 607 snaps (plays) ... Earned composite grade of 77.3 percent for efforts throughout the season (fourth) ... Posted the third-highest number of "knock-down" blocks on unit with 74.0.
2003: Experienced action in two games off the bench as a sophomore ... Played in a pair of road contests against Cincinnati and Memphis ... Contributed the majority of his playing time on special teams.
2002: Played in eight games as a redshirt freshman ... Used extensively as a blocker on ECU's special teams units and as a backup center.
2001: Redshirted during initial season in the Pirate program ... Served loyally as a valued member of the offensive scout team, helping prep ECU's defensive unit which helped result in a bowl invitation (GMAC).
High School: An all-state and two-time all-county and all-district selection for coach Bobby Moore at Choctawatchee High School ... Named to SuperPrep Magazine's all-region team ... A three-year starter who helped team to 9-3 record and a second-round state playoff appearance as a junior ... Also participated in track & field.
Personal: Major is health fitness specialist ... Son of Ted and Penny Wood ... Born March 15, 1983 in Birmingham, Ala.