OSU's first family: Woods brothers racked up impressive numbers on field
BY JIMMIE TRAMEL World Sports Writer
Sunday, August 19, 2012
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Want to overload a calculator? Just punch in the numerical contributions the Woods brothers - Rashaun, D'Juan and Donovan - made to the Oklahoma State football program from 1999-07.
Rashaun and D'Juan were receivers who combined for 456 catches, 7,156 receiving yards and 42 receiving touchdowns. They still rank first and fourth, respectively, among Cowboy players in career receptions and career receiving yards, never mind that OSU has been Receiver U (Adarius Bowman, Dez Bryant, Justin Blackmon) in recent seasons.
Donovan began his collegiate career as a quarterback. In 14 starts, he passed for 1,791 yards (good enough for 21st on OSU's all-time list) and ran for 499 yards before being switched to defense.
Playing defensive back and linebacker, Donovan logged 176 tackles and - old habits die hard - returned a fumble for a touchdown. He led the Cowboys in tackles as a senior.
The brothers come from a phenomenal family, according to Mike Gundy.
"There's a lot of talk about the Selmons and what they did at Oklahoma," the coach said. "But if you just look at the numbers and what the Woods kids did at Oklahoma State, when they all three started four years and graduated on time and (they were) never an issue and all three of them had a chance to play in the NFL and one of them was a first-round pick, that's pretty impressive."
Brothers Donovan (left), Rashaun and D'Juan Woods. STEPHEN PINGRY/Tulsa World file