AT COLORADO: This Season (Soph.)—He ended spring drills atop the depth chart, as he basically had the most first-team reps after Nick Hirschman went down with a foot injury. He was in a three-way battle for the starting position in the first two weeks of practices in August camp. In the spring, he completed 31-of-55 passes for 509 yards (6 TD/1 INT) with a 166.5 passer rating in the main spring scrimmages (he was sacked just once).
2011 (Fr.-RS)—He transferred to Colorado from the University of Texas the first week of school, in time to start his Colorado “clock” so he would be eligible for the 2012 season. He saw a lot of scout team duty since he was ineligible to play.
AT TEXAS: 2010 (Fr.)—Redshirted; practiced at quarterback the entire fall after being one of four players battling for the starting position. He enrolled at UT in January (’10) after graduating from high school early and after starting in the 2010 U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio (3-of-5, 56 yards, 1 TD).
HIGH SCHOOL—As a senior, he earned All-America honors from most of the recruiting services, including SuperPrep and PrepStar. Dave Campbell’s Texas Football ranked him as the third best quarterback in the state, while Rivals pegged him as he sixth best pro-style quarterback in the nation and ESPNU the No. 14 overall QB nationally. He was a three-time All-State selection (second-team as a senior, honorable mention sophomore and junior) and a three-time first-team TAPPS All-District Division II-4 performer (sophomore through senior seasons). A four-year starter, he had 9,899 yards of total offense and accounted for 110 touchdowns in his prep career, passing for 8,417 yards and 73 TDs while rushing for 1,482 yards and 37 scores. As a senior, he passed for 2,669 yards 19 touchdowns, rushing for 688 and 13, respectively; he was the private school Texas Ford Player of the Week after passing for 222 yards and two TDs and rushing for 50 yards and two more scores in a 29-6 win over Houston Lutheran South. He threw for 2,248 yards and 20 touchdowns as a junior, when he had 405 yards and 17 TDs rushing, with 2,200 yards and 24 TDs passing and 389/7 rushing as a sophomore; he had 1,300 yards and 10 TDs passing as a freshman. Under coach Mike Sneed, Second Baptist was 8-5 his senior year, 9-3 his junior season (district champions) and 8-4 his sophomore campaign (co-district champs), reaching the second round of the state playoffs all three years; under coach Jon Guthrie, SBHS was 4-6 his freshman year. He also lettered three times in basketball (forward, helping Second Baptist to a 76-29 record his frosh through junior seasons), two times in golf and twice in track for a total of 11 as a prep.
ACADEMICS—He is majoring in Business (Finance) at Colorado. At Texas, he was a two-time member of the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll, and in high school, he was on the Honor Roll his freshman through senior years.
PERSONAL—He was born November 8, 1991 in Wichita, Kan. His hobbies include fly-fishing, golf and playing with his family’s two dogs (Coach and Tanner). His father (Jeff) was a professional race car driver, and an older brother (Jeff Wood II) played quarterback at Texas A&M (2006-09). He thrives on performing community service, including volunteer work at the Star of Hope in Houston, a Chris-centered homeless shelter meeting the needs daily of over 1,000 men, women and children. He is active in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and leads team Bible studies.