Life is what we make of it, and because of what Robert Woods has made of his life during his college football career, he is now mentioned whenever the best wide receivers in the National Football League (NFL) are mentioned.
As it usually is, you won’t appreciate the boy as much as he deserves until you find out who he really is and what made him special. Here you can learn everything about him, including previously unknown facts about the footballer.
Biography: Who Is Robert Woods?
His full name is Robert Thomas Woods and he began life as a young child born on April 10, 1992, in Gardena, California, where he grew up. When Robert came of age, his parents enrolled him at Junípero Serra High School in Gardena, California, where he played soccer and ran track and field in the school’s sports program.
Especially in soccer, the boy and his teammates remained unbeaten 15-0 in their senior year and won the 2009 CIF Division 3 State Championship, whereupon he was recognized as USA Today High School All-American. In 2010 he played in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl. In his high school football career, he has stacked a total of 147 carries for 2490 yards, 20 carries for 194 yards, 183 tackles, 15 interceptions, 19 touchdowns, 1 fumble recovery, and forced fumble.
Robert Woods began his college career with the University of Southern California’s USC Trojan soccer team from 2011 to 2013 and has proven to be one of the most productive wide receivers and returnees in his entire college class. As Robert pursued his college career, he broke several records and set many on the way. In total, the boy recorded 253 receptions, 2,930 receiving yards with an average of 11.6, and 32 receiving touchdowns, racing over 142 yards and averaging 10.1.
The USC prodigy finished 41st overall in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft in the American Apex Football League – the NFL – as voted for by the Buffalo Bills. His contract was the usual four-year rookie contract, which unfortunately began with the defeat of his team against the New England Patriots. Nevertheless, Robert was impressive in his debut game.
In week 4 against the Baltimore Ravens, the California-born boy began to shoot on all cylinders when he scored high reception and yards in his career against Jacksonville in week 15.
His productivity for his team continued throughout the season in all 14 games he played and he recorded 587 receiving yards with 40 receptions and 3 touchdowns. The 2015 season turned out to be an unfortunate one, as he was struggling with a groin injury for most of the season. However, in the two games he played, Robert Woods had only 5 meager receptions, while his teammates Sammy Watkins and Charles Clay did much of his work during the season.
The 2016 season saw a turn of events when Watkins retired with an injury that put him on the injured reserve list. Robert started the season with two different injuries, but they were not severe as he recovered in time. Of the 13 games he played 10 games in the season, the Wide Receiver recorded 613 receiving yards and 1 touchdown.
Whatever the beginning, they say it will always have an end. The end of the 2016 American football season was the time for Roberts Woods to say goodbye to the Buffalo Bills after the end of his four-year rookie contract. Again, the end of one chapter in the career of one productive footballer marked the beginning of another, this new chapter in Roberts’ career had the Los Angeles Rams as its title.
For a five-year contract worth $39 million, signed on March 9, 2017, Robert Woods joined The Mob Squad. He made his debut and had his first win for the Los Angeles Rams against the Indianapolis Colts, after which they enjoyed a winning streak before being horned by the Minnesota Vikings in week 11. Despite this, Robert ended his first season at the Los Angeles Rams with a career highlight of 781 receiver yards, 5 touchdowns, and 34 rushing yards.
His Height, Weight
The jersey of the Los Angeles Rams with the number 17 Wide Receiver stands at a height of 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) and weighs 88 kg (195 lb). With an arm length of 0.79 m (31 in) and a hand size of 0.23 m (9 1/4 in), Robert Woods has certainly done well in his job as a wide receiver in the NFL.
- His birth sign is Aries.
- Robert lost his sister Olivia Woods to cancer on April 19, 2007.
- The death of his sister and her final words were what motivated him to finish college and at the same time work hard to make it into the NFL.
- His favorite stadium which he has played in is the Seattle Seahawks stadium.
- Jerry Rice is his fave footballer.
- If he weren’t a footballer, Roberts Woods would have been into Real Estate investment which was what he studied at college and also interned for.
- The wide receiver has got a woman in his life, his fiance is Alexandra Barbee who he has already engaged.