Enters the fall as the backup to Maikel Miret at center ? Could also see action at guard ? Hard working, competitive player who will contribute on the offensive line ? Has great strength and toughness.
1999: Backup to Maikel Miret at center ? Saw action off the bench and on special teams against Toledo, Northeastern, Maine and Connecticut ? Made one tackle against the Rockets ? Named to the Dean?s List in the spring of 1999 ? Named to the Athletic Director?s Honor Roll in both the spring and fall of 1999.
Before UMass: A transfer from Golden West Junior College in Huntington Beach, Calif. ? Named first team All-Mission Conference in both of his seasons at Golden West J.C. ? Also served as team captain in 1998 ? Played high school ball for coach Bill Craven at Pacifica (Calif.) High School ? A two-time All-Garden Grove League selection in high school ? Also earned All-California Interscholastic Federation and All-Orange County honors ? Team captain as a senior, when his team was the California Interscholastic Federation runner-up ? Team won Garden Grove League title during junior season ? A member of his high school baseball and basketball teams, playing first base in baseball and forward in basketball.
Personal: Full name is Ryan Douglas Woods ? Son of Kent and Debbi Woods ? Born August 18, 1979 in Fullerton, Calif. ? Majoring in Economics.
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