Parents: Sydrick and Juliette Woody.
Recent accolades: Woody was named MVP among linebackers at local, regional, and national Ultimate 100 combines. He was one of 500 players selected to attend the national event in Oklahoma.
Proud parents: “His hard work has definitely paid off,” Sydrick Woody said. “Being where we were with kids from all over the country, it was great that a little kid from Springville, Ala., was named MVP. It was pretty impressive. We’re very proud of what he’s accomplished.”
Coach Maple’s comments: “We’re very proud of Deondre. He’s evidently showing out, and any publicity he gets will prove very positive down the road, for him and our program here at Springville. He’s a good kid, and I’m glad we’ve got him for three more years here. He’s going to develop into a great football player.”
Deondre’s hopes for this season: “Hopefully we’ll have a winning season and not only make it into the playoffs but make it far into the playoffs.”
After high school: He already has his sights set on playing college football, naming Alabama as his preference. “Maybe Auburn or Ole Miss. Pretty much anywhere in the SEC.”