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Xavier Woods
Xavier  Woods

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
West Monroe, La.

High School:
West Monroe HS

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 219

Position:
Safety

Birthdate:
07/26/1995

Experience:
3L

07/20/2016

LA Tech Leads C-USA with Seven Preseason Honors

The Bulldogs placed a league-best seven football student-athletes on the 2016 Preseason All-Conference USA team

07/11/2016

Xavier Woods Named to Jim Thorpe Award Watch List

Woods one of two C-USA players listed

07/08/2016

Xavier Woods Named to Bronko Nagurski Watch List

Woods one of two C-USA players recognized

04/16/2016

Postgame Quotes

LA Tech Spring Game presented by Dairy Queen

04/13/2016

Bulldogs Go Through Final Tune-Ups before Spring Game

Spring Game presented by Dairy Queen set for Saturday at Noon

11/07/2015

Louisiana Tech vs. North Texas

Photos from Louisiana Tech's game vs. North Texas

10/10/2015

Louisiana Tech at UTSA

Photos from Louisiana Tech's football game at UTSA.

11/29/2014

Louisiana Tech vs. Rice

Photos from LA Tech vs. Rice on Nov. 29, 2014

10/25/2014

Louisiana Tech at Southern Miss

Louisiana Tech at Southern Miss in Rivalry in Dixie game

10/18/2014

Louisiana Tech vs. UTSA

Louisiana Tech vs. UTSA

2015 All-Conference USA First Team
2015 All-Louisiana Second Team
2015 Conference USA All-Academic Team
2015 Bronko Nagurski Award Watch List

2015 Jim Thorpe Award Watch List
2015 Preseason All-Conference USA
2014 Conference USA All-Academic Team
2014 All-Conference USA First Team
2014 All-Louisiana Second Team

2015: Named first team all-Conference USA and second team all-Louisiana ... Registered 56 total tackles, including 7.5 for a loss after entering the 2015 season with 6.5 career tackles for loss ... Hauled in three interceptions during the season ... Tied a Louisiana Tech record with two forced fumbles against North Texas (11/7) ... Returned an interception 18 yards and registered three solo tackles, including one for a loss of two yards against Southern (9/5) ... Recorded six total tackles (three solo, three unassisted) and broke up a pass against WKU (9/10) ... Recorded two solo tackles against Kansas State (9/19) ... Recorded a solo tackle against FIU (9/26) ... Recorded three tackles (one solo, two assisted) against ULL (10/3) ... Recorded six tackles (four solo, two assisted) including a tackle for a loss against UTSA (10/10). Woods also continued an interception return for 21 yards after receiving a pitch from Llyod Grogan ... Led the Bulldogs with a career-high 10 tackles (six solo, four assisted) and broke up a pass against Mississippi State (10/17) ... Recorded five tackles (three solo, two assisted) including a tackle for loss and a pass breakup against Middle Tennessee (10/24) ... Saw action against Rice (10/30) but did not record any stats ... Recorded six tackles (five solo, one assisted), including a career-high two tackles for loss, totaling 45 yards and forcing two fumbles, tying a school record, against North Texas (11/7) ... Recorded three tackles (two solo, one assisted) and intercepted a pass against UTEP (11/21) ...  Recorded five tackles (three solo, two asssisted), imcluding a tackle for loss against Southern Miss (11/28) ... Intercepted a pass, while also registering six tackles (four solo, two assisted) and assisting on a tackle for loss in the R + L Carrier's New Orleans Bowl (12/19).

2014:
Set a school record with 230 interception return yards on six interceptions (two for touchdowns) while he was second on the team with 71 total tackles (52 solo, 19 assisted), 3.5 tackles for a loss of 13 yards including a solo sack for a loss of nine yards, seven pass brak-ups, three forced fumbles, one QB hurry and a blocked kick ... Registered seven total tackles (five solo, two assisted) at No. 4/3 Oklahoma (8/30) ... Returned an interception 46 yards for a touchdown and registered six total tackles (five solo, one assisted) at Louisiana-Lafayette (9/6) while also being credited with a pass break-up ... Forced a fumble, registered his first career sack - a solo sack for a loss of nine yards - and totaled four tackles overall at North Texas (9/11) ... Intercepted a pass and returned it 15 yards against Northwestern State (9/20) ... Totaled eight tackles (four solo, four assisted) at No. 5/5 Auburn (9/27) while also being credited with a pass break-up ... Recorded two interceptions returned for a total of 10 yards and made two solo tackles against UTEP (10/4) ... Totaled two solo tackles and was credited with a pass break-up at Southern Miss (10/25) ... Tallied four solo tackles against Western Kentucky (11/1) while also registering 56 total interception return yards after being lateraled the ball by Le'Vander Liggins (both times) in a 59-10 win over the Hilltoppers ... Totaled five tackles including a solo tackle for a loss of one yard, returned an interception 34 yards and blocked a field goal attempt at UAB (11/8) ... Registered five total tackles (two solo, three assisted) at Old Dominion (11/22) with a solo tackle for a loss of two yards and a pass break-up ... Totaled five tackles (four solo, one assisted), one tackle for a loss one yard, forced one fumble and had a pass break-up against Rice (11/29) ... Registered nine total tackles (five solo, four assisted) with one forced fumble and one pass break-up at Marshall in the C-USA Championship Game (12/6) ... Returned an interception 69 yards for a touchdown and tallied nine solo tackles while breaking up a pass and being credited with a QB hurry in a 35-18 win over Illinois (12/26) in the Zaxby's Heart of Dallas Bowl.

2013: Played in all 12 games, starting in 10, recording 61 total tackles (32 solo, 29 assisted) with three tackles for a loss of five yards and was credited with two pass break-ups ... Recorded three total tackles (one solo, two assisted) in his collegiate debut at NC State (8/31) ... Registered three total tackles against Lamar (9/7) ... Tallied four total tackles (two solo, two assisted) against Tulane (9/12) with a solo stop for a loss of one yard and a pass break-up ... Notched seven total tackles (six solo, one assisted) at Kansas (9/21) ... Credited with two solo tackles against Army (9/28) ... Registered six total tackles at UTEP (10/5) with two solo stops and four assisted tackles ... Notched nine total tackles (two solo, seven assisted) against North Texas (10/19) ... Registered three total tackles at FIU (10/26) with two solo stops and one assisted tackle ... Made four total stops against Southern Miss (11/9) with an assisted tackle for a loss of one yard ... Registered eight total tackles (two solo, six assisted) against Tulsa (11/23) with a season-high 1.5 tackles for a loss of three yards ... Registered four total tackles at UTSA (11/30) with three solo stops and one assisted tackle and was credited with a pass break-up.

High School: Graduated from West Monroe High School in 2013 ... An all-state, all-Northeast Louisiana and all-district honoree ... Led his team to a state championship his junior year (2011) ... Returned two punts for 60 yards and returned one kickoff for four yards his senior year while catching seven passes for 233 yards and two touchdowns and making 43 tackles and five interceptions his junior year ... Coached by Don Shows.

Personal: Xavier Woods ... Son of Barron and Octavia Cobbs ... Born on July 26, 1995 in Monroe, La. ... Chose Louisiana Tech over Louisiana-Lafayette, Stanford and Indiana ... Recruited by Tim Rattay.

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