#20 Cierre Wood
2012 (SENIOR): Played in 11 games on the year at running back, starting four of those contests … finished the season with 742 yards on the ground across 114 rushes, while scoring four touchdowns… also caught five passes for 25 yards, 18 of which came in the regular-season finale victory over USC (Nov. 24) … after missing the first two games of the campaign, returned against Michigan State (Sept. 15) to accumulate 56 yards on 10 carries … posted 39 yards on just seven carries against Michigan (Sept. 22) before having his breakout game of the season in Soldier Field against Miami (Oct. 6), rushing for 118 yards and two touchdowns and catching two passes for nine yards in a 41-3 rout of the Hurricanes … grinded out 66 yards on 12 carries the following week against Stanford (Oct. 13) in a 20-13 overtime victory … eclipsed the 100-yard mark for the second time on the season against BYU (Oct. 20), rushing for 114 yards on 18 carries in a 17-14 triumph … recorded 74 yards and a touchdown at Oklahoma (Oct. 27) in helping the Irish defeat the Sooners, 30-13 … his 67-yard touchdown run in that game also marked his longest rush of his Notre Dame career … carried 13 times for 70 in the triple overtime victory against Pittsburgh (Nov. 3), 29-26 … set high-water mark of the season for rushing yards in a game against Wake Forest (Nov. 17), carrying the ball 11 times for 150 yards and a touchdown in the 38-0 Senior Day victory … finished the regular season with eight carries for 20 yards against USC in the 22-13 win.
2011 (JUNIOR): Quick, shifty back who put together the 16th 1,000-yard season in Notre Dame history … provided a powerful one-two punch at running back with teammate Jonas Gray … played in all 13 games, starting nine … did not start vs. Navy, Wake Forest, Maryland and Boston College … averaged 84.8 yards a game and an impressive 5.1 yards a carry … rushed for 1,102 yards on 217 carries with nine TDs … all three categories were career highs … tallied three 100-yard rushing games … recorded two multi-touchdown games … named to the preseason Walker and Hornung Award watch lists … had career-high 26 carries in a win vs. Boston College … eclipsed the 1,000 yard mark for the season against the Eagles … produced a then career high in yards (134) and carries (25) against Michigan … scored two TDs in a 31-13 win over Michigan State … also had career-high six receptions against the Spartans … recorded two more rush TDs in a win vs. Navy … smashed career high in yards (191), all-purpose yards (212) and longest run (55) in victory at Purdue (Oct. 1) … matched career high with six receptions vs. USC … named College Football Performance Awards Honorable Mention Running Back and FBS Independent Co-Offensive Player of the Week following game against the Boilermakers … had 99 yards and a TD in a win vs. Maryland … toted the ball 18 times for 60 yards against Florida State.
2010 (SOPHOMORE): Saw action in all 13 games in 2010 and started five games (Western Michigan, Tulsa, Utah, Army and USC) … opened the season behind Armando Allen Jr., but moved into the starting lineup when Allen Jr. was lost for the season with an injury following the Navy game … led the Irish in rushing with 603 yards on 119 carries, good for a 5.1 yard average per rush … rushed for three touchdowns … had 20 receptions for 170 yards and two receiving TDs … added 15 kickoff returns for 300 yards … totaled 1,073 all-purpose yards … registered 15 plays of 20 yards or more, including eight rushes, one reception and six kickoff returns … collected 21 rushes of 10 yards or more … 27 of 119 carries resulted in a TD or first down … six of 17 rushing attempts on third down plays resulted in a TD or first down … eight of 20 receptions resulted in a TD of first down … made first career appearance in an Irish uniform against Purdue … raced 16 and 15 yards, respectively, on his first two career carries … totaled 58 yards rushing on only seven carries against the Boilermakers … added two catches for 14 yards and two kickoffs for 50 yards against Purdue … managed only 19 yards rushing (10 carries) over the next four games against Michigan, Michigan State, Stanford and Boston College … totaled 28 yards rushing on seven carries in the victory over Pittsburgh … with Allen Jr. unavailable for most of the Western Michigan game with injury, Wood stepped in and did not miss a beat … ran for 94 yards on 11 rushes, including a 39-yard TD run (the first TDs of his career) … the 39-yard run was the longest by an Irish running back since Robert Hughes rumbled 45 yards at Stanford on Nov. 24, 2007 … it was also the longest TD run by a Notre Dame running back since Ryan Grant registered a 46-yard touchdown run at Stanford on Nov. 29, 2003 … also registered three catches for 29 yards versus the Broncos … gained 17 yards rushing on eight carries against Navy, including a TD run … chalked up a pair of TD receptions against Tulsa … became the first Irish running back with two or more TD receptions in a game since Tony Fisher had a pair in a 42- 28 victory over West Virginia on Oct. 21, 2000 … carried 19 times for 71 yards during the win over Utah … finished the Army game with 88 yards rushing on 14 carries, good an average of 6.3 per rush … registered 50 yards rushing on five carries during Notre Dame[apos]s opening drive of the game … closed out the season with 15 carries against USC for 89 yards … over the final four games of the season, rushed for 306 yards on 64 carries good for a 4.8 yard average per rush…averaged 76.5 yards per game on the ground over the stretch… even better during Notre Dame[apos]s four-game winning streak to end the year … recorded 329 yards on 60 rushes (5.5 yards per rush) in victories over Utah, Army, USC and Miami (Fla.) … rushed for 81 yards on 12 carries, including a 34-yard TD scamper in the Hyundai Sun Bowl victory over Miami (Fla.) … added a 26-yard run against the Hurricanes … played 328 snaps on offense, second most of any Irish running back.
2009 (FRESHMAN): Did not see any game action as rookie running back.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Selected to play in 2009 U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio … named to USA Today All-American team … rated 10th-best overall player nationally and second-best running back by Sporting News … ranked 12th-best overall prospect and second-best running back in SI/TAKKLE Top 200 … rated 15th-best overall player and third-best running back in Tom Lemming[apos]s Top 100 football prospects rankings … rated 17th-best player nationally by Chicago Sun-Times … ranked 76th in Rivals100 by Rivals.com and rated as the eighth-best running back prospect in the country … rated as eighth-best overall prospect in California according to Rivals.com[apos]s postseason state rankings … ESPN ranks him as 25th-best overall player in ESPNU150 … rated as 54th-best overall player according to Scout.com … ranked 17th overall in the 2009 Athlon Consensus 100 … was the only running back selected to 2009 Long Beach Press-Telegram[apos]s Best in the West first team … named to Western 100 by Tacoma News Tribune in 2008 … named first- team all-state by CalHiSports.com as a multi-purpose player following senior season … selected to 2008 all-Ventura County small schools football team … tabbed 2008 defensive back of the year … co-offensive player of the year in Tri-Valley League as senior … lauded as the top running back and 12th-best player in California by Contra Costa Times in 2009 class … named first-team all-Ventura County as junior … named Division IV state player of the year by Maxpreps.com … rated fourth in Offense-Defense Top 100 … selected Super- Prep All-American as the 14th-rated running back … named to the SuperPrep Far West 150 as 15th overall player and top pure running back in the area … rushed for 1,632 yards and 20 TDs and caught eight passes for 182 yards and four TDs as senior following 2,612 yards rushing with 34 TDs during junior year … posted 33 tackles, two interceptions and two fumble recoveries in 2008 … led high school team to first division title in 42 years as junior … also had punting duties and played cornerback, recording 63 tackles and two interceptions in 2007 … tallied 1,407 rushing yards with 17 TDs rushes as a sophomore, to go along with 585 receiving yards on 16 catches with seven additional scores … also returned four kickoffs for TDs during high school career … named first-team all-area as sophomore by Ventura County Star … CalHiSports.com named him sophomore player of the year in 2006 … recorded 64 tackles on defense as sophomore … named second-team all state as junior in 2007 by CalHiSports.com … named offensive player of the year for CIF Southern Section Mid-Valley division after junior season … as special teams player in 2007 he returned seven punts for 373 yards, had seven kickoff returns for 307 yards and also kicked off five times resulting in three touchbacks … tallied 2,480 all- purpose yards as sophomore and named receiver of the year in Frontier League after averaging 37.2 yards per catch … played for head coach Fran Fredette at Santa Clara High School … born Feb. 21, 1991 … full name is Cierre Marcelle Wood … son of Valerie and Martine Robertson … major is film, television and theatre in College of Arts and Letters.
Wood[apos]s Career Statistics
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