Truman State kick returner Lawrence Woods talks about being named first team All-American
Sophomore kick return specialist Lawrence Woods was named to the D2 Conference Commissioners Association all-America first team. He is the first Bulldog since 2011 to earn the All-America distinction.
Woods joined Quincy's Cody Leonard as GLVC representatives on the first team. Woods was on the offensive side of the ball and Leonard on the defensive side. Missouri S&T's Bo Brooks was named to the second team. Incoming GLVC member Lindenwood was represented by junior Erik Henneman as a tight end on the first team as well.
Woods was the GLVC Special Teams Player of the Year after returning three of his 12 kick return opportunities for touchdowns and averaged 50.8 yards per return this past season. He had 609 yards on those 12 returns and also earned first team all-GLVC honors as a defensive utility player.
He earlier was named to the D2CCA Super Region 3 team that was comprised of players from the GLVC, Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletics Conference, Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Conference and the Great American Conference. Voting for the all-Region and all-America teams are done by institution's Sports Communication professionals.
Truman's Derek Koon, Richie Schumacher and Eric Phillips earned mentions on all-America squads following the 2011 season.
D2CCA All-America Team
Courtesy Truman State University