UNLV: A talented, physical student-athlete who came to UNLV with both athletic and academic accolades … Listed No. 2 at one wide receiver spot heading into the fall … One of two receivers who signed with the Rebels in 2015 and followed in the footsteps of another Houston area receiver product, Devante Davis (2011-14) … One of 11 Rebels named 2016 Academic All-Mountain West.
2016: Earned his first letter as a Rebel by starting the first five games … Suffered a season-ending injury vs. Fresno State on Oct. 1 but still ranked fourth on the team with 13 receptions and third with 189 yards in debut season … Scored his first touchdown as a Rebel on a 13-yard pass from Johnny Stanton at Central Michigan on Sept. 17.
2015: Redshirted season.
HIGH SCHOOL: A two-year letterwinner at Elkins HS under coach Dennis Brantley … Lined up at wide receiver but also performed the team’s kicking and punting duties … Earned first team all-district honors as a wide receiver … Helped the Knights to a 9-2 record as a senior … Caught 54 passes for 689 yards and five touchdowns … Went 4-for-5 on field goals and connected on 26-of-29 PATs in 2014.
PERSONAL: Darren Keith Woods Jr. was born in Missouri City, TX … The son of Darren and Barrencia Woods … Has one brother, Devin, and one sister Kayla … Father played college football at Houston in the early 1990s … Majoring in journalism & media studies.