As Truman State head football coach, Gregg Nesbitt will send his first Bulldog into the NFL. Over the weekend, Lawrence Woods signed as an undrafted free agent with the New Orleans Saints. Woods’ 2019 season was cut short by knee injury. Coach Nesbitt is glad his cornerback and returner gets a shot to fulfill his dreams…..
Nesbitt coached Corby Jones at Hickman High School, who later played in the Canadian Football League. He says Woods possesses next level talent….
Woods was the Special Teams Player of the Year in the Great Lakes Valley Conference in 2018 and earned All-American honors at a kick returner. Nesbitt says special teams will give Woods a chance to make it with the Saints….
In 2018, Woods returned three kickoffs for touchdowns and led the nation with an average of 50.8 yards per return. Woods had five career kick return touchdowns which is a school record.