Cierre Wood

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Cierre Wood
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Wood during his colliegiate career with Notre Dame
No. 41 Buffalo Bills
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: 226 lb (103 kg)
Career information
High school: Oxnard (CA) Santa Clara
College: Notre Dame
Undrafted: 2013
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active Roster
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 4, 2015
Rushing yards: 9
Rushing Average: 3.0
Rushing Touchdowns: 0
Receptions: 1
Receiving yards: -6
Receiving Touchdowns: 0
Stats at

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

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]

Buffalo Bills[edit]

The Buffalo Bills signed Wood to their roster on August 19, 2015.[9] On September 4, 2015, he was released by the Bills.[10] On September 6, 2015, the Bills signed Wood to their practice squad.[11] Wood was promoted to the Bills active roster on Friday October 2.


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  2. ^ "Notre Dame suspends starting RB Cierre Wood". Yahoo Sports. Retrieved 27 August 2012. 
  3. ^ Schad, Joe (January 14, 2013). "Notre Dame Fighting Irish RB Cierre Wood to enter NFL draft, cites family". 
  4. ^ Bien, Louis (28 April 2013). "Undrafted Free Agents 2013: Collin Klein Among 23 New Texans Post-Draft". SB Nation. Retrieved 29 April 2013. 
  5. ^ Ganguli, Tania (October 21, 2013). "Sources: Pot reason Texans cut 3". Retrieved October 22, 2013. 
  6. ^ Ravens Sign Wood
  7. ^ Ravens Trim Roster Down To 75
  8. ^ Seahawks' defensive tackle Mebane goes on IR
  9. ^ [1]
  10. ^ Brown, Chris (September 4, 2015). "Leodis McKelvin to Reserve/NFI as Bills release 16". Retrieved September 14, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Bills add C Gabe Ikard to 53-man roster; Five signed to practice squad". September 6, 2015. Retrieved September 14, 2015. 

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