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Jay  Woods
RS Senior

Jackson, Ga.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 292





Nifae Lealao: Next man up

Senior DL now a leader of Vanderbilt's defensive line in '17


Offense productive at Spring Showcase

Commodores impress in featured practice of Spring Ball


'Dores work in full pads Wednesday

Mason preparing squad for Saturday Showcase


'Dores hold stadium scrimmage Saturday

Mason seeing all-around progress from squad


Vanderbilt football: Spring preview

'Dores open first of 15 spring practices on Monday


Vanderbilt vs. Ole Miss (Russell)

Vanderbilt vs. Ole Miss on Nov. 19, 2016.


Vanderbilt at Auburn

Vanderbilt traveled to Auburn for the first time since 2007 on Saturday.


Amis' Photos

Vanderbilt at Georgia (10/15/16)


Vanderbilt 17, Middle Tennessee State 13

Photos from Vanderbilt @ Middle Tennessee State on Oct. 3, 2015.


Vanderbilt-MTSU (John Russell)

Photos from Vanderbilt's game against at MTSU Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015. Photos by John Russell.

2015 Fall SEC Academic Honor Roll

Despite suffering a leg injury in spring drills, Woods returned to contribute an important role on the Commodore defensive front... Woods participated in all 13 games, part of a defensive tackle rotation that included Nifae Lealao and Adam Butler... Woods finished the regular season with six total tackles and shared in a quarterback sack... In his best effort of the season, Woods had two two tackles in Vanderbilt's impressive late-season win over Ole Miss.

Woods was a key performer in the interior defensive front of team's 3-4 scheme... Played in all 12 games, earning five starts at nose tackle... Rotated at interior tackle post with Lealao through the season... Ended year with 24 total tackles, 12 solo stops, a quarterback sack, two tackles for loss, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery... Had a stellar early-season game against Georgia, producing six tackles, a sack and forced fumble... Set personal high with five solo tackles against South Carolina... Registered a forced fumble at Florida... Contributed key fumble recovery that led to touchdown in win over Kentucky.

Woods became a key contributor in the interior defensive front as a first-year player in team's 3-4 scheme... Participated in all 12 games, earning five starting assignments at defensive end... Starts came in opener against Temple, and later in season vs. South Carolina, Kentucky, Georgia and Charleston Southern... Ended the season with 12 solo tackles, 31 total stops and 1.5 tackles for loss... Season high of five tackles came at Georgia... Posted four tackles vs. SEC opponents Ole Miss, South Carolina and Florida... Registered multiple tackles in nine of 12 games.

Did not play as a true freshman... Impressed coaching staff with abilities as a practice squad defensive tackle.

High School
Multi-year captain for school located between Atlanta and Macon... Earned four varsity letters... As senior DT, named First Time AAA All-State and All-Region after contributing 117 tackles, 22 tackles for loss, six sacks and three forced fumbles... Red Devils advanced to AAA state playoffs during senior campaign... Participated in postseason Offense-Defense All-American Game... Named All-Region after posting 99 tackles and seven sacks as junior... Also earned letters as thrower in track and field.

Jachovia LaTrez Woods... Majoring in Medicine, Health, and Society... Son of Vickie Williams and Arthur Woods... Born Sept. 27, 1994... Has an older sister, Arkeriya... Active in leadership and community service programs at school... Involved in church activities in hometown... Named homecoming king.

Career Highs
Total Tackles: 6, vs. Georgia, 9/12/15
Solo Tackles: 5, at South Carolina, 10/17/2015
Tackles for Loss: 1.0, (2x) Last vs. Georgia, 9/12/15
Break Ups: 1, at Ole Miss, 9/26/2015
Forced Fumbles: 1 (2x), Last at Florida, 11/7/2015

Jay Woods.  02-10-15.  640 PX.

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