Orange Spotlight: D'Juan Woods

Presented on: February 9th at 6:30 PM CST

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We're turning the orange spotlight on successful OSU alumni to share their experiences and expertise with the Cowboy Family!

Join us for this month's Orange Spotlight is with OSU alumnus and former Cowboy Football wide receiver D'Juan Woods, who will share his story and offer workout tips and tricks! 

About D'Juan Woods

Born and raised in Oklahoma City, D’Juan comes from an athletic family and is one of three brothers to earn a full-ride scholarship to Oklahoma State University. As a 4-year starter and 3-time state football champion in high school, he went on to play at OSU.

During his tenure as a Cowboy football player, he lead the wide receiving core to four bowl championship appearances and was named as MVP with all-American honors. He ended his collegiate career at OSU as the 3rd all-time leading wide receiver. In 2007, D’Juan was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars, where he played two seasons under Jack Del Rio. Two years later, he was traded to the New Orleans Saints and won Super Bowl XLIII.

While playing for the Saints in 2009, D’Juan suffered a career-ending spinal cord injury. His NFL career was dramatically cut short, nearly paralyzing him from the neck down. He was told he would never be active again.

After gaining nearly 50 pounds in 2011, D’Juan knew he had to use his passion for athletics and competition and began personal training. In 2012, he became a certified personal trainer and began to study kinesiology. That year, he entered and won the Olympia Men’s Fitness Magazine Ultimate Athlete Award. He has went on to become a NIKE Master Trainer as well as the first Equinox Prodigy.

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