NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee State’s Aaron Woods was recognized as the school’s top scholar-athlete for his sport by the National Football Foundation, Monday.
Woods was honored, along with other athletes from local colleges, at the Middle Tennessee Chapter’s annual banquet.
The Knoxville, Tenn. served as the long snapper for the past four seasons and a captain during his senior season. Woods is credited with no mishandled snaps throughout his career and registered a pair of tackles on punt coverages.
Academically, Woods has made the Dean’s List in every semester at TSU and is a two-time Ohio Valley Conference Commissioners Honor Roll honoree, a member of the OVC Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, the 2015 OVC Scholar Athlete of the Year nominee and a member of the TSU Honors Program from 2011-15. The senior was also earned the TSU Academic Excellence Award for 2013-14.
Woods has spent the last three years as a youth church camp counselor and the past two years as a music and games director.
The National Football Foundation’s mission is to promote and develop the power of amateur football in developing the qualities of leadership, sportsmanship, competitive zeal and the drive for academic excellence in America’s young people.
One of the most respected chapters in the National Football Foundation, the Middle Tennessee Chapter was founded in 1961 by Fred Russell, Harold “Cotton” Clark and current NFF South Region Coordinator and former NFL referee, Art Demmas. The annual awards banquets honor 60-plus high school seniors and seven collegiate seniors for their outstanding academic, civic and athletic achievement. These young men are true role models in their schools and communities.