"Growing up in tiny Riley, Kan., Jordy Nelson showed impressive athletic ability as a football player and track athlete at Riley County High School. But it wasn't enough to convince Division I coaches of his worth. Despite the state of Kansas having two Big 12 universities and being thin on local high school talent, Nelson was not offered a scholarship by any Division I school. Kansas and Kansas State both invited him to be a walk-on."
"After suffering a devastating knee injury at the college level, Priest Holmes went undrafted. Eventually he signed with the Ravens, but would lose his job to a rookie in 2000. Holmes ended up signing a contract with the Kansas City Chief’s and quickly made a name for himself, becoming the NFL’s leading rusher in 2001. The next season he racked up over 2,000 total yards, and the following season broke none other than Marshall Faulk’s single-season touchdown record with 27 scores."
The Woodstock Wolverines are committed to developing healthy, strong athletes and we believe that takes more than just playing sports to do that. We desire to help develop the players to be not only physically strong, but also emotional and mentally strong. In order to develop a well rounded player we host many different community events from carwashes to bottle drives. We have partnered with several non-profit organizations within our community to help make Woodstock a great community to live in.
If you are a non profit organization in need of help please contact Chris Camboia for more information.
Health & Safety
With all the attention the media has given football we understand the concern for the players safety. All of the coaches with Woodstock Wolverines have been trained and are certified in Safe Contact. As an integral part of Football Canada’s National Coaching Certification Program, Safe Contact teaches safe tackling and blocking techniques along with safety education and awareness. Every football player needs to be able to perform the football fundamentals taught in Safe Contact, regardless of what position they play on the field.
If you wish to know more about safe contact please check out this video.