A talented defensive end who used the 2013 season to develop... Will compete to become a part of the regular playing rotation in 2014.
HIGH SCHOOL: A four-year letterwinner at Conway Springs under head coach Matt Beihler... Named Kansas Gatorade Player of the Year following his senior year... An honorable mention All-American by Parade... Helped lead the Cardinals to a combined record of 45-5 during his prep career... Rated the second-best player in the state of Kansas by Rivals.com... Set a Kansas high school state record and the third-best single-game rushing yardage total in national high school history with a 659-yard, nine-touchdown effort in Conway Springs' 84-56 win over Chaparral... Recorded 2,709 rushing yards, 43 total touchdowns and 110 tackles during his senior season... Named to the Topeka Capital-Journal and VarsityKansas.com 2012 Top-11 team... A First Team All-Kansas 3A performer at running back by VarsityKansas.com and at linebacker by the Topeka Capital-Journal as a senior... Chosen to play in the 2013 Kansas Shrine Bowl... Named a First Team All-Central Plains League performer as a running back and linebacker in 2012... An all-state pick at linebacker as a junior... Led Conway Springs to a 13-1 record and a Kansas 3A State Championship in 2011... Tallied 88 tackles and three interceptions during his junior campaign... Prepped with curent Wildcat defensive lineman Matt Seiwert... Also a standout in basketball and track and field.
PERSONAL: Tanner Joe Wood was born November 11, 1994, in Wichita, Kan... Son of Tim and Michele Wood... Has one brother, Travis.