2012: Expected to come and compete for a starting job on the defensive front ... Has yet to play an FBS game but was named to Preseason All-MW First Team by the Phil Steele
A graduate of American River College in Sacramento, Calif. ... Team went 21-1 and won two championships in his two seasons ... Combined for 119 tackles, 35.5 TFLs, 11.5 sacks and four fumble recoveries in two seasons ... As a freshman, was named first-team All-American, all-state and all-conference ... As a sophomore, named the sixth-best defensive tackle in the nation while being named first-team all-state and all-conference.
A graduate of Woodcreek High School in Roseville, Calif. ... As a senior, was named the team and league Defensive MVP while earning first-team All-Metro and All-City honors ... Was selected for the Holiday Classic and Soroptimist All-Star Games ... Recorded 84 tackles with 10 sacks and three fumble recoveries as a senior.
Born Cortez Woods on Nov. 7, 1990 ... Son of Gayleen and Cortez Woods ... Has an older sister, Jocelyn, and a younger brother, Isaiah ... Wants to major in criminal justice ... Chose Nevada because it was the best fit and because of the rich tradition in football ... Was also being recruited by Auburn, Arkansas, Miami, Texas A&M, BYU, Boise State, Oregon, and Oregon State amongst many others ... Enjoys spending time with family and friends and mentoring children in his free time ... Best sports memory is going undefeated one year in junior college and winning the Capitol City Bowl.