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Zach Wood
No. 49 – New Orleans Saints
Position:Long snapper
Personal information
Born: (1993-01-10) January 10, 1993 (age 27)
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:255 lb (116 kg)
Career information
High school:Rowlett (Rowlett, Texas)
College:SMU
Undrafted:2016
Career history
* Dallas Cowboys ( 2016 2017)*
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Zach Wood (born January 10, 1993) is an American football long snapper for the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at SMU. He has also been a member of the Dallas Cowboys.

Early yearsEdit

Wood played high school football at Rowlett High School in Rowlett, Texas. He recorded 99 tackles, and 8 sacks his junior year.[1] He recorded 115 tackles and 10 sacks his senior season, earning Honorable Mention Class 4A All-State honors as a defensive lineman.[1][2]

College careerEdit

Wood played for the SMU Mustangs of Southern Methodist University from 2012 to 2015. He was redshirted in 2011.[1] He played in nine games in 2012, recording five solo tackles, four tackle assists and half a sack. He played in 12 games, all starts at defensive end, in 2013, recording 25 solo tackles, 24 tackle assists, 1 sack, 1 pass breakup, 2 forced fumbles, 1 fumble recovery and 1 blocked kick. Wood played in 12 games, all starts at defensive end, in 2014, recording 18 solo tackles, 22 tackle assists, 4 sacks and 1 fumble recovery.[3] He played in 10 games, starting 9, in 2015, recording 29 solo tackles, 10 tackle assists, 3.5 sacks, 2 pass breakups and 3 blocked kicks.[4] He was also a team captain in 2015.[5] Wood also spent time at long snapper in college.[6][7][8]

Professional careerEdit

Wood was rated the 85th best defensive end in the 2016 NFL Draft by NFLDraftScout.com.[9]

Pre-draft measureables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 3 in 282 lb 5.15 s 1.82 s 2.97 s 4.67 s 7.43 s 28 in 8 ft 3 in 25 reps

Dallas CowboysEdit

After going undrafted, Wood signed with the Dallas Cowboys on May 24, 2016.[10] He was waived on September 1, 2016.[11] He signed a reserve/future contract with the Cowboys on January 16, 2017, and was waived by the team on September 2, 2017.[12][13]

New Orleans SaintsEdit

Wood was signed by the New Orleans Saints on September 9, 2017.[14]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Zach Wood". smumustangs.com. https://web.archive.org/web/20171018021219/http://www.smumustangs.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=1142. Retrieved October 17, 2017.
  2. "2010 All State: APSE CLass 5A". lonestarpreps.rivals.com. December 15, 2010. https://web.archive.org/web/20171018010817/https://lonestarpreps.rivals.com/news/2010-all-state-apse-class-4a. Retrieved October 17, 2017.
  3. "2015 SMU FOOTBALL". smumustangs.com. pp. 26. https://web.archive.org/web/20171018021059/https://s3.amazonaws.com/sidearm.sites/smumustangs.com/documents/2016/6/15/2015_SMU_Football_Alamanac.pdf. Retrieved October 17, 2017.
  4. "2015 Football Cumulative Statistics". smumustangs.com. https://web.archive.org/web/20171018021113/http://smumustangs.com/cumestats.aspx?path=football&year=2015. Retrieved October 17, 2017.
  5. "2016 SMU FOOTBALL". smumustangs.com. pp. 124. https://web.archive.org/web/20171018025514/https://s3.amazonaws.com/sidearm.sites/smumustangs.com/documents/2016/8/1/00_Covers.pdf. Retrieved October 17, 2017.
  6. DeShazier, John (September 9, 2017). "John DeShazier: New Saints long snapper Zach Wood plans to 'go out there and do what I do'". neworleanssaints.com. https://web.archive.org/web/20171018023405/http://www.neworleanssaints.com/news-and-events/article-deshazier/John-DeShazier-New-Saints-long-snapper-Zach-Wood-plans-to-go-out-there-and-do-what-I-do/74eac246-3d64-48b1-91d6-3aea54dffc77. Retrieved October 17, 2017.
  7. Embody, Billy (August 27, 2014). "SMU Football Depth Chart". 247sports.com. https://web.archive.org/web/20171018023404/https://247sports.com/college/southern-methodist/Article/SMU-Football-Depth-Chart-105126333. Retrieved October 17, 2017.
  8. "2015 SMU FOOTBALL GAME NOTES". static.caasports.com. https://web.archive.org/web/20171018025406/http://static.caasports.com/custompages/2015%20CAAFB%20Press%20Box/Week%204/SMU%20Notes.pdf. Retrieved October 17, 2017.
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  10. Broaddus, Bryan (May 24, 2016). "Scouting Report: Quick Look At Rookie DE Zach Wood, Who Signed Tuesday". https://web.archive.org/web/20171018163218/http://www.dallascowboys.com/news/2016/05/24/scouting-report-quick-look-rookie-de-zach-wood-who-signed-tuesday. Retrieved October 18, 2017.
  11. "2016 TRANSACTIONS BY DATE". October 18, 2017. pp. 39. https://web.archive.org/web/20171018163332/http://www.dallascowboys.com/sites/dallascowboys.com/files/reg_11_-_washington1.pdf. Retrieved October 18, 2017.
  12. Eatman, Nick (January 16, 2017). "Showers, Rod Smith Among 12 Players Signed To Cowboys Offseason Roster". https://web.archive.org/web/20171018164505/http://www.dallascowboys.com/news/2017/01/16/showers-rod-smith-among-12-players-signed-cowboys-offseason-roster. Retrieved October 18, 2017.
  13. "Cowboys Make 38 Moves, One Trade To Reach 53; Kellen Moore Released". September 2, 2017. https://www.dallascowboys.com/news/cowboys-make-38-moves-one-trade-to-reach-53-kellen-moore-released-439246. Retrieved October 18, 2017.
  14. "TRANSACTIONS". neworleanssaints.com. https://web.archive.org/web/20171018164929/http://www.neworleanssaints.com/team/transactions.html. Retrieved October 18, 2017.

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