At 31 years old, Robert Woods has this physical status:
Robert Thomas Woods (born April 10, 1992) is an American football wide receiver for the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League (NFL).
He played college football at the University of Southern California, where he was deemed a consensus All-American.
In the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft, he was drafted by the Buffalo Bills.
Woods was born in Gardena, California, on April 10, 1992. He first attended Killian Elementary and Alvarado Intermediate. He then attended and played high school football and ran track at Juno Serra High School in Gardena, California, where he was a teammate of George Farmer and Marqise Lee. Woods had 81 receptions for 1,378 yards and 19 touchdowns in his junior year, along with 15 passes for 124 yards on offense. He also had 87 tackles, seven interceptions, and one fumble recovery on defense.
Woods' senior year, in 2009, he caught 66 passes for 1,112 yards, had five carries for 70 yards, and had 96 total tackles, as well as eight interceptions and a forced fumble on defense for the Serra Cavaliers. His team won the CIF Northwestern Division Championship in his senior year, defeating west coast power house Oaks Christian, snapping their winning streak to 34. His team would then compete and defeat Marin Catholic 24-20 to win the CIF Division 3 state championship and finish the season undefeated 15–0. According to USA Today, they ranked fifth in the West. Woods was named a USA Today high school All-American and competed in the 2010 United States Army All-American Bowl after his senior season. Woods, a 2010 All-USA high school track & field pick, was recognized by USA Today as a top sprinter. In the 200 meter dash, he set personal records of 21.04 seconds and 46.17 seconds, respectively, in the 400 meter dash. Woods' time of 46.17 ranked him at No. 1 on the 2010 World Junior List, ranked #11 in the United States, and fourth in the United States. Woods placed runner-up in the 400 meters to Joshua Mance in a photo finish at the 2010 CIF California State Meet. In the 200 meters, he came in third, behind Remontay McClain and Davonte Stewart. In the 400 meters, he ran in 21.04 seconds in the 200 meters and 46.17 seconds for his career. In 2010, he graduated from high school. He was rated as the No. 1 on Scout.com. Overall, the 11 best and No. 1 prospect in the country. There is a wide receiver prospect in the league. Rivals.com rated him as the country's No. 1. The No. 6 recruits in total are the No. 6 and the No. No. 2 respectively. 1 ranked celebrity. He was given a scholarship to attend the University of Southern California.
Woods is the grandson of Robert Woods, who competed for the Houston Oilers in 1978 and 1979.
On April 19, 2007, Woods lost his sister, Olivia, to cancer. Woods' death and last words to him prompted him to continue his dreams of playing in football and finishing his college degree. In his commencement address after graduating from USC, Woods honored her.
Woods married Alexandra Barbee on July 7, 2018.
Woods played college football for the USC Trojans from 2010 to 2012, under new head coach Lane Kiffin.
As a freshman, Woods was an immediate contributor for the Trojans. He had four receptions for 46 receiving yards in his first collegiate game at Hawaii. On a 97-yard kickoff return, he scored his first collegiate touchdown against Minnesota on September 18. Matt Barkley scored his first collegiate receiving touchdown against Washington State on September 25, his first collegiate touchdown against Washington State. He had a breakout appearance against Stanford on October 9, receiving yards and three receiving touchdowns. Against California, he had seven receptions for 116 yards and two touchdowns. He finished his freshman season with 65 receptions for 792 yards and six receiving touchdowns. In addition,, he was a prolific kickoff returner, finishing first in the Pac-10 in kickoff returns with 38 and 971 yards.
Woods started his sophomore season with 17 receptions against Minnesota, three touchdowns, and one intercept pass. He had eight receptions for 131 yards on September 24, during a game at Arizona State. Woods had a superb game against Arizona in the following game, with 14 receptions for 255 receiving yards and two receiving touchdowns. He had 12 receptions for 119 receiving yards and two touchdowns against Notre Dame on October 22, and two receiving touchdowns. He had nine receptions for 130 receiving yards and two receiving touchdowns against Colorado on November 4, 2013. Against Oregon, he had seven receptions for 53 receiving yards and two touchdowns on November 19. He had 12 receptions for 113 yards and two receiving touchdowns against UCLA this week. He finished his sophomore season with 111 receptions for 1,292 receiving yards and 15 touchdowns. He led the Pac-12 in receptions and receiving touchdowns and finished fourth in the conference in receiving yards. Woods was one of three finalists for the 2011 Biletnikoff Award and Maxwell Award during his stellar sophomore season. In addition, he was named as a Consensus All-American.
Woods began his junior season with six receptions for 42 receiving yards and two receiving touchdowns against Hawaii. He had ten receptions for 93 yards and two touchdowns in the next game against Syracuse. He had 20 receptions for 225 yards and one receiving touchdown in the next four games. He had eight receptions for 132 yards and four touchdowns against Colorado on October 20, losing eight touchdowns and four intercepting touchdowns. He had 30 receptions for 357 receiving yards and two touchdowns in the final five games of the season. Woods declared for the 2013 NFL Draft after his junior season.
Woods was forecast to be a top-five prospect and ranked as the top wide receiver prospect in the next NFL Draft ahead of his junior season in April 2012. Woods' draft forecast fell to the late first round by mid-season, due to his continued involvement in the Trojans' offense and the emergence of Marqise Lee.
In the second round (41st overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft, the Buffalo Bills drafted Woods. Woods was the first wide receiver drafted by the Bills in 2013, ahead of his third round pick (78th overall) Marquise Goodwin.
The Bills signed Woods to a four-year, $4.86 million deal, with $2.49 million as a result and a signing bonus of $1.91 million.
Woods made a name for herself against T. J. Graham and Brad Smith during training camp. To start the regular season, head coach Doug Marrone named Stevie Johnson and Woods as the starting wide receivers.
Woods' debut in his NFL debut and his first NFL appearance against the New England Patriots was his first NFL touchdown on an 18-yard pass from quarterback E. J. Manuel in a narrow 23-21 loss. The touchdown was also his first appearance in his career. During Week 9, Woods had four passes for 44 yards before being suspended in the third quarter of a 23–13 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs due to an ankle injury. He remained inactive for the next two games (Weeks 10-11). During a 27–20 road victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars, Woods completed his season-high five passes for 82 yards and his third touchdown of the season. After the Bills' 19–0 victory over the Miami Dolphins, Woods was fined for throwing a punch at safety Reshad Jones.
Woods finished his rookie season with 40 receptions for 587 yards and three touchdowns in 14 games and starts.
Woods continued to play as a starting wide receiver against Mike Williams and Chris Hogan during training camp. Woods and rookie Sammy Watkins were the starting wide receivers for the regular season, but Williams played at wide receiver in all four preseason games.
Woods scored a season-high nine passes for 118 yards and a touchdown during a Week 14 38-3 victory over the New York Jets. Due to a snowstorm in New York, the game took place at Ford Field in Detroit.
Woods played in his second season with 699 yards and five touchdowns in 16 games and 15 starts. He came in second in all three categories and also had four combined tackles on special teams.
Doug Marrone, the head coach, resigned from his head coaching role after being fired on January 1, 2015. On January 13, the Bills revealed that they had hired former New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan as their next head coach. Woods defeated Percy Harvin to finish as the No. 1 in the country. During training camp, there were two starting wide receivers. In 2015, Ryan named Woods as the third wide receiver on the Bills' depth chart, behind Sammy Watkins and Percy Harvin. Harvin was recalled in the starting lineup after Harvin was put on medical reserve due to a season-end knee injury.
During a narrow 34-31 road loss against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Woods had a season-high nine passes for 84 yards and a touchdown on Week 7. In a 26-20 road loss against the Philadelphia Eagles, he had five receptions for a season-high 106 yards in Week 14. Woods was put on injured reserve on December 22, 2015, after he aggravated a groin injury while training camp. He was sidelined by his injury for the last two games (Weeks 16–17) of the regular season.
Woods finished his first season under new offensive coordinator Greg Roman with 47 receptions for 552 yards and three touchdowns in 14 games and nine starts.
In 2016, Woods began training camp as a starting wide receiver. Woods and Sammy Watkins were retained as the starting wide receiver pair for the 2016 season.
Woods was inactive during the Bills' Week 7 loss at the Miami Dolphins due to a foot injury. During a 32–25 road loss to the Seattle Seahawks, he recorded a season-high ten passes for 162 yards. Due to a knee injury, Woods was forced to miss two games (Weeks 12-13).
Woods finished his fourth season with 51 receptions for 613 yards and a touchdown in 13 games and ten starts.
Woods was signed by the Los Angeles Rams to a five-year, $34 million deal, with $15 million as a guarantee.
Woods were selected as the No. 1 in the training camp. There is one starting wide receiver. Woods and Sammy Watkins were the starting wide receivers for the regular season, according to head coach Sean McVay.
Woods won by a 41–39 road victory over the San Francisco 49ers during Week 3 for 108 yards. During a 51–17 road victory over the New York Giants, he had four catches for 70 yards and two touchdowns. Woods' first multi-touchdown game of his career came as a result. In a 33–7 victory over the Houston Texans, Woods caught eight passes for a season-high 171 yards and two touchdowns. He made a 94-yard touchdown reception to tie for the longest touchdown reception since 1964. In a 2003 game against the San Francisco 49ers, Torry Holt had 200 receiving yards in his first game against the San Francisco 49ers, it was the most receiving yards by a Rams player since Torry Holt had 200 receiving yards. During a 24–7 road loss to the Minnesota Vikings, Woods scored a season-high eight passes for 81 yards. In the fourth quarter, he sustained a shoulder injury and was inactive for the next three games (Weeks 12–14). In preparation for the playoffs, McVay decided to rest Woods and several others for the regular-season finale against the San Francisco 49ers. The Rams lost 34–13 on March 31.
Woods played for 56 yards and five touchdowns in 12 games and 11 starts in his first season with the Rams.
With an 11–5 record, the Rams finished the 2017 season at the top of the NFC West. During a 26–13 loss to the Atlanta Falcons in the Wild Card Round on January 6, 2018, Woods started his first NFL playoff game and caught a game-high nine passes for 142 yards.
Woods, the Rams' No. 1, has returned. Cooper Kupp, second-year receiver, and offseason trade Brandin Cooks all started as a wide receiver.
In a 35-23 victory over the Los Angeles Chargers, Woods had ten receptions for 104 yards and two touchdowns. In the 38-31 victory over the Minnesota Vikings, he had five receptions for 101 yards and a touchdown. In a 23–20 road victory over the Denver Broncos two weeks later, Woods had seven receptions for 109 yards. As the Rams lost 15–6, he caught seven passes for 61 yards on Week 14 against the Chicago Bears. For the first time in his career, Woods led the way in 1,000 receiving yards in the season.
Woods finished the 2018 season with 86 receptions for 1,219 yards and six touchdowns in 16 games and starts. Woods helped the Rams beat the Dallas Cowboys in the Divisional Round with six receptions for 69 yards, defeating the Dallas Cowboys 30–22. In overtime, the Rams defeated the New Orleans Saints by a score of 26–23, defeating the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LIII. He had six receptions for 33 yards. Woods had five catches for 70 yards and a five-yard touchdown in the Super Bowl, but the Rams lost by a score of 13–3 in the lowest-scoring Super Bowl in history. He was ranked 76th by his peers on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2019.
Woods was intercepted for 164 yards against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 4 of Week 4. He had 13 catches for 172 yards against the Arizona Cardinals in a 34–7 win. Woods rushed twice for 29 yards and seven passes for 98 yards, his first touchdown of the season during the 28–12 victory. As the Rams lost 31–34 and were barred from playoff contention, he finished with eight catches for 117 yards against the San Francisco 49ers on Saturday Night Football.
In 15 games and starts, the Woods finished the 2019 season with 90 receptions for 1,134 yards and two touchdowns.
In a 20-17 victory over the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday Night Football, Woods started the 2020 season with six receptions for 105 yards. Woods signed a four-year, $65 million contract extension with the Rams on September 18, 2020. Woods had 12 catches for 130 yards and a touchdown against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday Night Football, defeating the 27-24 victory. He went on to win the NFC Offensive Player of the Week award later this week. Woods had 90 receptions for 936 passing yards and six touchdowns in the 2020 season. In addition,, he had 24 carries for 155 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns. The Rams made the playoffs and received the #6 seed in the NFC, and were the highest-ranked player in the league. In the 30-20 victory over the Seattle Seahawks, he had four receptions for 48 receiving yards and a touchdown.
Woods tore his ACL during practice on November 12, 2021, snapping his season. Woods had 45 catches and 556 yards to go with five touchdowns in nine games played prior to his injury. Without Woods, the Rams defeated Super Bowl LVI against the Cincinnati Bengals. Odell Beckham Jr., who would play a key role in the Rams' Super Bowl bid, was signed coincidentally, the day before Woods' injury.
Woods was traded to the Tennessee Titans in 2022 for a 2023 sixth-round pick.