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Al Wood News & Bio


Name:Al Wood
Hometown:Gray, GA
High School:Jones County
Born:June 2, 1958 (60)
Height/Weight:6-6, 193
Position:F
Notes:Basketball, 1977 McDonald's All-American
Al Wood: Former Tar Heel still shooting straight
Al Wood turned 58 in June, but he’s still shooting straight. A recovering alcoholic (sober for 28 years) and now a minister, Wood was in...

Brice Johnson's jersey-raising UNC career a rarity, especially with burger-based snub
Brice Johnson is the exception. Since the McDonald’s All-American Game began in 1977, North Carolina has recruited 26 players who joined the Tar Heels and...

UNC basketball great Al Wood part of the home team now
One guy really stood out at the GoDaddy.com Bowl's annual Celebrity Golf Tournament at Magnolia Grove on Monday. And not just because he stood 6-foot-6:...

UNC coach Fedora high on Bernard
Larry Fedora’s top rusher last season at Southern Miss was Jamal Woodyard, who rushed for just 783 yards in a pass-heavy offense -- something the...

Candace Wood battling back to top of her game
Candace Wood came to North Carolina with enough talent to dream of one day seeing her jersey hang from the rafters, just like the one...

Former Tar Heel Al Wood Talks With The Drive
Taylor Zarzour and Marc James talk with former Tar Heel Al Wood about Dean Smith and his relationship with Lorenzo Charles...

A conversation with Sam Perkins
Q: If you could play one game over again, is there one that sticks out? A: Yeah. Game we lost to Indiana in 1981...

Honor Confirmed For 1980 Olympic Team
Members of the 1980 U.S. Olympic Team, including several Tar Heels, have received belated recognition as recipients of the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest civilian...

Overcrowding in UNC Women's Backcourt?
With She'la White's commitment now in hand, North Carolina has landed five highly ranked guards in the 2007 and 2008 classes, begging the question of...

Between The Lines
Anyone who actually saw Virginia Tech’s 35-10 win at Kenan Stadium on Saturday probably came away with the feeling that Virginia Tech simply took the...


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