Wood started 33 games and completed 522 career passes for 51 touchdowns and 71 interceptions in his professional career.
He played for five different AFL teams during his football career, the only player to ever do so.
Wood was the first quarterback to throw for a touchdown at Shea Stadium.
In 1966, Wood became the first starting quarterback in Miami Dolphins history; he posted the then-worst all-time completion percentage for a single season (minimum 200 attempts), 36.1%, surpassed only by Gary Marangi of the 1976 Buffalo Bills.
Outside of football
Wood was married to Peggy Bartlett, who was also from his hometown of Lanett. The couple had a daughter and a son. After suffering from dementia, Wood died in Atlanta. He was 79.