2015 NFL DRAFT

Robert Woods, WR

School: Southern California  |  Conference: PAC12
College Experience: Junior  |  Hometown: Carson, CA
Height/Weight: 6-1 / 201 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
3541-2
Career Notes
In his career, he had 252 catches for 2,930 yards (11.6 avg.) with 32 TDs, 55 kickoff returns for 1,364 yards (24.8 avg.) with 1 TD, 31 punt returns for 183 yards (5.9 avg.), 14 carries for 142 yards (10.1 avg.) and 4 tackles. He had 4,619 all-purpose yards on 352 plays (13.1 avg.) with 33 TDs. He set or tied 7 USC individual records in 2012 (1 is a Pac-12 mark) and 5 other school combination records that he set with Marqise Lee (1 is an NCAA mark). He became USC's career pass catching leader (252 receptions, third on the Pac-12 chart) midway into his 2012 junior season.

His 2,930 career receiving yards are sixth most in USC history (17th on the Pac-12 list). He had 10 100-yard receiving games in his career, including a school-record tying twice with 200 yards, plus 6 career outings with double digit receptions and 11 career games with multiple TDs. His 15 games with 8-plus receptions was a school record. His 32 career TD catches was second most at USC (tied for second on the Pac-12 career list). He had a reception in his last 33 games. He ranked fourth on USC's career kickoff return list (1,364 yards). He had 38 career starts.

2012 Season
Finished second on the Trojans with 76 receptions for 846 yards and 11 touchdowns.
2011 Season
Woods was one of the nation's most outstanding and most exciting wide receivers and returners as a sophomore in 2011. Overall in 2011 while starting all 12 games, he had 111 receptions for 1,292 yards (11.6 avg.) with 15 TDs, plus 17 kickoff returns for 393 yards (23.1 avg.), 13 punt returns for 118 yards (9.1 avg.) and 7 carries for 16 yards (2.3 avg.).

He was fourth nationally in receptions (9.3, first in Pac-12), eighth in receiving yards (107.7, second in Pac-12) and 16th in all-purpose running (151.6, fourth in Pac-12). He was 1 of only 2 players in the nation in the Top 16 in each of those categories. Only 4 other players in the nation had more catches or more receiving TDs. His 111 catches in 2011 broke Keyshawn Johnson's Pac-12 and USC season receptions record. His 15 TD catches in 2011 were 1 shy of the USC season record (tied for fifth on the Pac-12 season list) and his 1,292 receiving yards in 2011 were 17th on the Pac-12 season list.

Four of his 15 TD catches in 2011 were at least 28 yards. He had 7 100-yard receiving games and 4 outings with double digit receptions in 2011. He and teammate Marqise Lee each had at least 1,000 receiving yards in 2011, the fourth time that a pair of Trojans had done that. Woods' and Lee's combined receptions (184) and receiving yards (2,435) in 2011 were the most by a pair of Trojans in a season. He had arthroscopic surgery on his ankle after the season.

2010 Season
Woods had a phenomenal showing as a wide receiver and kickoff returner as just a first-year freshman in 2010. Overall in 2010 while starting all 13 games, he had a team-best 65 receptions for 792 yards (12.2 avg.) with 6 TDs, plus he gained 50 yards on 6 carries (8.3 avg.) and returned 38 kickoffs for 971 yards (25.6 avg.) with 1 TD, had a punt return for 4 yards and made a tackle. He was 25th nationally in all-purpose running (139.8, second in Pac-10). His 65 catches in 2010 were 14th on the USC season list. His 971 kickoff returns yards and 38 kickoff returns in 2010 are USC season records. His 1,817 all-purpose yards is a USC freshman season record.
High School
His 2009 honors included USA Today All-USA first team, Parade All-American, EA Sports All-American first team, Super Prep All-American, Prep Star All-American, Scout.com All-American first team, Max Preps All-American first team, Max Preps All-American Medium Schools first team, Sporting News Top 100, Super Prep Elite 50, Prep Star Dream Team, Super Prep All-Farwest, Prep Star All-West, Orange County Register Fab 15 first team, Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West first team, Tacoma News Tribune Western 100, Cal-Hi Sports All-State first team, Max Preps All-State Division III first team, All-CIF Northwest Division Defensive MVP, Los Angeles Times All-Star Back of the Year, South Bay Daily Breeze All-South Bay Player of the Year and All-Del Rey League MVP as a senior wide receiver and defensive back at Serra High in Gardena (Calif.).

He had 66 receptions for 1,112 yards (16.8 avg.) with 15 TDs on offense and had 96 tackles and 8 interceptions (2 for TDs) on defense in 2009. Serra went 15-0 in 2009 and won the CIF Northwest Division title and the California state Division III championship (he had 226 all-purpose yards in the state final game).

Personal
He is a policy, planning and development major at USC. His father and grandfather (both also named Robert) played football at Grambling.
 
 
LATEST NEWS
04/25/2013 - 2013 NFL DRAFT: SIX GUYS WHO MAY SNEAK INTO THE FIRST ROUND: 3. Robert Woods, WR USC: Woods has been lurking behind Cordarrelle Paterson, Tavon Austin, Keenan Allen and Justin Hunter for most of the spring, but his name keeps popping up when I'm discussing the wide receivers in the draft. One coach said, "I was impressed with Woods' route running, knowledge of the game, work ethic and toughness; he's a safe pick even in the first round." Will he beat some of the aforementioned wideouts to the podium Thursday night? Possibly. - Pat Kirwan, CBSSports.com

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