UCLA - Woods is one of several young performers who will compete for playing time in the secondary, specifically at safety ... Possesses good all-around athletic ability and impressed the coaching staff during his redshirt season.
2008 - Did not see game action in his first season in the program and has four seasons of eligibility remaining.
HIGH SCHOOL - Lettered two seasons in football at Crespi Carmelite HS in Encino, CA for coach Ross ... Played running back and safety ... PrepStar Dream team selection ... Rated No. 83 prospect nationally by PrepStar ... Ranked No. 6 safety and No. 101 player by ESPN ... Earned four stars from rivals.com ... Rated No. 8 safety nationally by rivals.com ... Rated No. 17 player in California by rivals.com ... Member of rivals.com 250 (No. 135) ... Earned four stars from scout.com ... Ranked No. 9 nationally and No. 3 in the West and in California at safety by scout.com ... Rated No. 13 player in California by scout.com ... SuperPrep All-American ... Rated No. 24 defensive back nationally by SuperPrep ... Ranked No. 16 player in his region (CA, HI, NV) by SuperPrep ... Selected for Under Armour All-America Game ... Member of Tacoma News Tribune Western 100 ... Named All-State first-team by Cal-Hi Sports ... Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West honorable mention ... Named to the CIF-Southern Section Pac-5 Division team ... L.A. Daily News All-Area team at defensive back ... L.A. Times All-Star team selection at defensive back ... As a senior, he helped lead Crespi to the Pac-5 Division final ... On offense, he rushed for 706 yards and scored nine touchdowns ... On defense, he made 50 tackles, four sacks, two interceptions and two fumble recoveries (one returned 95 yards for a score against Birmingham HS) ... As a junior, he recorded 95 tackles, four sacks, one interception on defense ... He rushed 70 times for 460 yards and five touchdowns on offense ... Also lettered in track (coach Gardner) and boxing.
PERSONAL - Full Name: E.J. Keith Woods ... Born: September 20, 1989 in Inglewood, CA ... Parents: Edmund Woods and Keely Coleman ... Lists NFL star Ed Reed and basketball standout Kobe Bryant as the athletes he admires the most ... The biggest thrill of his athletic career to date was his 98-yard fumble return versus Birmingham HS ... Interested in a possible major in Communications.