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#84 Alex Wood
Position: Tight End
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 245
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Steamboat Springs, Colo.
High School: Steamboat Springs
Experience: Redshirt
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AT COLORADO: 2013 (Sr.)-He saw action in 10 games (two starts), missing two games with a concussion. He did not have any receptions on offense playing primarily a blocking role at tight end and occasionally fullback. He tied for second on the team in special team points with 18, 17 of which came on knockdown blocks on the kickoff return unit; the other came on a downed punt. He also played 44 snaps on the FG/PAT unit on special teams. A one-time walk-on, he was placed on scholarship for the second straight year by the CU’s new coaching staff just ahead of August camp. He won the Iron Buffalo Award for the tight ends for spring conditioning in the weight room.

2012 (Jr.)-He saw action in all 12 games, including three starts, as he lined up at both fullback and tight end over the course of the year. He caught seven passes for 103 yards, a healthy 14.7 yards per catch, with five of those receptions 10 yards or longer and four earning first downs. He caught three balls for 33 yards at Southern California, his career-high for receptions; he had one grab for 34 yards against Utah, which set up a touchdown. He earned 13 special team points, on the strength of two tackles, eight knockdown blocks, a cased penalty and two fumble recoveries, the latter tying a school record for the most on special teams. He was placed on scholarship for the year on the first day of August camp, the coaching staff rewarding him for his hard work on the field and in the weight room and taking care of business off the field. He entered the fall atop the depth chart at fullback, where he had an excellent spring settling in after shifting over from tight end; he caught five passes for 48 yards in spring scrimmage action while improving as a blocker in the running game.

2011 (Soph.)-He saw action at tight end in one game (Oregon), but dressed for nine others as he worked his way on to the travel squad for the conference portion of the schedule. He caught one pass for two yards against the Ducks. He caught one pass, a 9-yard touchdown grab, in the three main spring scrimmages.

2010 (Fr.-RS)-He did not see any action, but dressed for eight games: all seven in Colorado and the road game at Oklahoma.

2009 (Fr.)-Redshirted; practiced the entire fall at tight end as a true freshman in college; he joined the team as an invited walk-on for August drills.

HIGH SCHOOL-A three-sport star who earned four letters each in football, basketball and baseball at Steamboat Springs High School, he earned All-Colorado Class 3A tight end by the Denver Post as a senior. That season, he caught 96 passes for 1,200 yards and nine touchdowns helping Steamboat Springs compile an 8-3 mark under coach Aaron Finch. Defensively, he compiled 75 tackles (50 solo) with seven for a loss and five sacks. He also had four interceptions, four pass break-ups, forced three fumbles and recovered two defensively. He was also honored as the Western Slope League Player of the Year and earned first-team All-Western Slope League honors in football. He earned the Steamboat Pilot and Today Routt County Male Athlete of the Year award for his performance in all three sports as a senior.  His junior season he caught 90 passes for 965 yards and six touchdowns. That season, he had 80 tackles (40 solo) defensively with eight for a loss and two sacks. He also intercepted three passes and broke-up three others with one forced fumble. He earned honorable mention All-State by the Rocky Mountain News and Denver Post and was a first-team All-Western Slope League, as well. His sophomore season, he had 27 catches for 300 yards and two touchdowns offensively and 60 tackles (30 solo) with two tackles-for-loss and one sack defensively. He picked off two passes, broke-up two others and caused one fumble that season, as well, when Steamboat Springs went 10-2 and won the Western Slope championship. In his four seasons at Steamboat Springs, the team compiled a 37-11 record. In basketball, he was a power forward and averaged 9.5 points, 8.8 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game as Steamboat Springs won the Western Slope championship three years in a row from his sophomore through senior seasons compiling a 58-15 record. He earned first-team All-Western Slope honors both his junior and senior seasons. The top pitching threat on the baseball team, he compiled a 2.34 earned run average and hit .450 with three homeruns as a senior when he earned second-team All-State. He was a first-team All-Western Slope selection as a junior and senior in baseball, and was looked at closely by both the Detroit Tigers and Cincinnati Reds who both had an interest in drafting him, but he opted for a college football career instead.

ACADEMICS-He graduated with a degree in Communication (major) and Business Administration (minor) from Colorado in December 2013. He earned Academic All-State recognition in both football and basketball all four years in high school.

PERSONAL-Born July 29, 1990 in Brunswick, Maine. His hobbies include fishing and camping, and after his sophomore season, he starting doing yoga three or four times a week and improved his agility, balance and score strength. The Denver Broncos is his favorite NFL team and once met John Elway, with his favorite athletes being Tim Tebow and Dwight Howard.

   
RECEIVING
High Games
Season
G
No.
Yds.
Avg.
TD
Long
Rec
Yds
2011
1
1
2
2.0
0
2
1
2
2012
12
7
103
14.7
0
34
3
34
2013
10
0
0
0.0
0
0
0
0
Totals
23
8
105
13.1
0
34
3
34
ADDITIONAL STATISTICS-Special Team Tackles: 1,1-2 (2012).

 

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