Name: Lawrence Woods III
School: Truman State University
Q: In your final collegiate season, what goals did you accomplish this fall or set for this upcoming spring?
Last season was canceled due to covid-19.
Q: What would your coaches and teammates say about the type of player you are?
I think my coaches would say about me is that I bring energy to the team and that I’m hardworking. Very competitive guy who doesn’t shy away from competition.
Q: When you are studying film, what do you focus on to improve your game?
When I’m studying film, I like to breakdown the routes and concepts of the players I’m going to face. Studying their habits for certain routes or plays. Being able to know where their weaknesses are on special teams and where I’ll have the most success on returns.
Q: What separates you from the other pro prospects at your position?
I am an athlete who displays infectious energy with a hardworking spirit, everything that I have dealt with and overcame in my life has given me the tools to accomplish any hardship.
Q: What is your plan to train and prepare for professional opportunities, especially with the virus limiting pro days/training facilities/etc?
Right now I’m training down in Boca Raton, Florida with ProTrain, a great speed and strength coach who’ve been tapping into my old track habits. As of my pro day, that’s still up in the air, but no doubt I’ll get into one to showcase my skills.
Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?
My strengths that I would bring to a team is my versatility and speed. Being able to play all phases of special teams at multiple positions while still having in impact playing on defense. Off the field, I’m into charitable work with my grandparents and giving back. Motivating younger people to become the best person they can be.
Q: What is your final pitch to the NFL/CFL or any other professional leagues?
To any organization, all I need is an opportunity and you’ll see why you found the missing piece that you never thought you needed. If you want a guy whose going to give it everything he has ever play I’m that guy.