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Larry Woods

Larry Woods put his athletic career on hold dur­ing his senior year in high school. But he had already logged five years on the high school team at East End High School in Rogersville. So he was not passed over when college recruiters were looking for talent. He was signed by Tennessee State University, and went on to letter three years, earning a reputation as a strong and mobile lineman. That reputation laid the foundation for a suc­cessful six-year career in the NFL. He was fourth-round draft choice of the Detroit Li­ons and quickly established himself as a quality de­fensive tackle. He also played with the Miami Dol­phins in 1973 during their second Super Bowl sea­son. He was traded to the New York Jets and later claimed by the Seattle Seahawks during the expan­sion draft. He is now a teacher and sports official in Houston.