TIFFIN, Ohio—Heidelberg University sophomore two-time All-Ohio Athletic Conference running back Germany Woods (Cleveland/Lakewood St. Edward) was named to D3football.com’s All-America second team, announced over the weekend. The honor is the fourth postseason accolade for Woods.
Woods, who also earned first-team All-OAC, first-team All-North Region and OhioCollegeFootball.com Division III offensive player of the year honors this season, had a record-breaking season for the Berg in which he led the OAC during the regular season and set the school single-season record with 1,421 rushing yards yards—breaking the previous record by 90 yards in 68 less carries—and scored 11 touchdowns. He had his best game against Marietta College (Oct. 22) when he rushed a career-high 34 times for a season-high 226 yards and two scores. He also rushed for a season-high three TDs in a season-ending win against Ohio Northern University (Nov. 12).
Woods went over the century mark in rushing in eight of 10 games this season and has accomplished the feat in 12 of his past 14 contests dating back to 2010. In 20 career games, Woods has totaled 2,455 yards in 397 attempts, scored 21 TDs and averages 122.8 yards per game.
Heidelberg closed the 2011 season with an 8-2 record—its best mark since 1993—and 7-2 in the OAC to finish in a tie for second place.