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While people across the country have had to adjust how they spend their free time due to the COVID-19 pandemic, one pastime that hasn’t changed has been reading. One silver lining of being stuck at home during quarantine was ample time to have your nose in a new book. After all, there’s nothing better than […]

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No One is Watching, Now is the Time (A Message to Collegiate Athletes) “The true test of a man’s character is what he does when no one is watching.”   ⁃  John Wooden When I was accepted into the University of Louisville, it was on a single scholarship offer.  I was a “no star recruit” […]

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In the NFL, I played the position of center, often known as the “pivot” because of its central location on the field. The center is in the middle of the offensive formation and because he starts the play with the ball, the formation of the offense is dictated by where the center lines up. Some […]

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As I sit here writing this from my house in Louisville, KY, I am swayed by many thoughts… May I be completely transparent and share some of them? “I am supposed to be in Las Vegas for the start of March Madness with 85 other guys from our city. We had two Top 100 golf […]

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Like most people reading this right now, I never met Kobe Bryant, but feel as though I have given his legendary status. I was leaving church this past Sunday when a buddy sent me a text: “Did you hear about Kobe?” “No…” “He just died in a helicopter crash.” Like most people reading this right […]

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October 3, 2019

Busy Fall

Busy Fall | Blog post by Eric Wood

This fall, I’ve been blessed with the opportunity to have two great gigs lined up. I am a field analyst for ACC Network as well the color commentator on the Buffalo Bills radio broadcast. To be able to work in college football and cover just one conference has been ideal for me, as it can […]

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During my first year out of the NFL, the thing that probably drove me the most nuts was when someone would ask me “what are you doing now“, to which I would reply “I’m not sure yet”. That would inevitably be followed up with a “well, you’re too young to be retired” and “you need to […]

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I grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio and was raised by Diane and Randy Wood, whose never-ending love and support had a major effect on me. There are many things I have learned from my parents that I now implement in how I interact with my family today.  I am also blessed to be surrounded by […]

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Whenever I run into anyone that I haven’t seen since retiring from the NFL, the first thing that will come up is how much weight I’ve lost since playing. On most of my social media posts, the most common questions I receive are how I managed to lose the weight and how did I lose […]

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