Cierre Wood

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Cierre Wood
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Wood during his colliegiate career with Notre Dame
Free agent
Position: Running Back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1991-02-21) February 21, 1991 (age 24)
Place of birth: Bloomington, California
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight: 215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school: Oxnard (CA) Santa Clara
College: Notre Dame
Undrafted: 2013
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2013
Rushing yards: 9
Rushing Average: 3.0
Rushing Touchdowns: 0
Stats at

Cierre Marcelle Wood (born February 21, 1991) is an American football running back who is currently a free agent. He played college football at Notre Dame. He has been a member of the Houston Texans and New England Patriots

High school career[edit]

Wood attended Santa Clara High School in Oxnard, California. He rushed for 1,632 yards and 20 TDs and caught eight passes for 182 yards and four TDs as a senior. During his junior year, he had 2,612 yards rushing with 34 TDs. Wood was a USA Today All-American in 2008. He was also selected to play in the 2009 U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Texas.

Considered a four-star recruit by, Wood was listed as the No. 8 running back in the nation.[1] He chose to attend Notre Dame over USC, UCLA, and California.

College career[edit]

After redshirting in 2009, Wood emerged on the depth chart as the No. 2 running back in 2010. He was used sparingly over the first few games, but after an injury to starter Armando Allen, he started the final six games where he recorded 603 yards on 119 carries and 3 TDs, and 20 receptions for 170 yards and 2 TD's. In his junior year, he took over the starting role. He recorded 1,102 yards on 217 carries (5.1 AVG) and 9 TD's, and 27 receptions for 187 yards. In 2012, Wood had been suspended for the opening two games, against Navy and Purdue, for violating team rules.[2] In the final 11 games, he rushed for 742 yards on 114 carries (6.5 avg) and four touchdowns after splitting carries with classmate Theo Riddick.

Professional career[edit]

2013 NFL Draft[edit]

In January 2013, Wood decided to forgo his final year of eligibility, entering the 2013 NFL Draft.[3] He went undrafted and was signed as an free agent with the Houston Texans hours after the draft.[4]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
5 ft 11 in 213 lb 4.46 s 1.56 s 2.52 s 4.29 s 6.87 s 37.5 in 10 ft 4 in 18 reps
All values from NFL Combine

Houston Texans[edit]

The Texans released Wood, along with two others players, on October 21 for unspecified violations of team rules prior to a game in Kansas City.[5]

New England Patriots[edit]

The New England Patriots signed Wood to their practice squad on November 5, 2013. He was released on December 26, 2013.

Baltimore Ravens[edit]

He was signed by the Ravens to a reserve-future deal on January 15, 2014.[6] The Ravens released Wood on August 25, 2014.[7]

Seattle Seahawks[edit]

He was signed by the Seahawks to the practice squad on November 12, 2014.[8]


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