Cierre Wood

Pos: RB // Height: 6-0 // Weight: 210 lbs // Class: 2013 // Hometown: Oxnard, CA (Santa Clara HS)

Cierre Wood


Cierre Wood committed to Notre Dame despite heavy interest from local teams such as USC. After redshirting his freshman season in 2009, Wood had a breakout campaign in 2010 as a starter for most the year after the injury to Armando Allen. Wood heads in to 2011 as the feature back for the Fighting Irish.

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Cierre Wood Solid, Theo Riddick Injured at NFL Combine

Cierre Wood Solid, Theo Riddick Injured at NFL Combine

Former Notre Dame running back Cierre Wood didn’t wow scouts at the NFL Combine on Sunday with an eye popping 40 or any other individual drill, but he did turn in an all around solid performance that should help his draft stock.  His backfield teammate Theo Riddick, however, did not help his draft stock and [...]

Comments (9) // Published: February 25, 2013

Notre Dame 2013 NFL Combine Preview

Notre Dame 2013 NFL Combine Preview

With the yearly NFL Combine coming up this weekend in Indianpolis, a handful of former Notre Dame players will be taking their first steps towards their professional football careers while trying to impress NFL scouts, executives, and personnel on and off the field. In all, Notre Dame will have seven former gridiron standouts in Indy [...]

Comments (10) // Published: February 19, 2013

Cierre Wood Headed to NFL

Cierre Wood Headed to NFL

Notre Dame was fortunate over the weekend when Brian Kelly decided not to move on to the NFL even though the Philadelphia Eagles were interested in his services.  On Monday the Irish were not as fortunate when senior running back Cierre Wood decided to test his luck at the next level and declare for the [...]

Comments (6) // Published: January 14, 2013

5 Things I Liked: BYU '12

5 Things I Liked: BYU ’12

Notre Dame squeaked out a three point victory on Saturday in a sloppy game in which they made more than their fair share of mistakes.  The Irish were able to overcome those miscues though and end up on top at the end of the game – something the 2011 squad had major issues doing.  So, [...]

Comments (21) // Published: October 22, 2012

Shamrock Stickers: BYU '12

Shamrock Stickers: BYU ’12

Notre Dame avoided the so called “trap game” by defeating BYU 17-14 to remain unbeaten at 7-0. The Irish were sloppy, struggling to show balance on offense with Tommy Rees failing to pass the ball with any efficiency. However, the defense continued their strong play, pitching a shutout in the second half and the Irish [...]

Comments (9) // Published: October 21, 2012

Keys to Victory: Notre Dame vs. Stanford '12

Keys to Victory: Notre Dame vs. Stanford ’12

Notre Dame has lost to Stanford the last three years while being tormented by Andrew Luck.  Luck is throwing passes on Sundays now, but snapping the Cardinal’s winning streak will take a little more than the luck of the Irish this weekend.  Here are the keys to victory for Notre Dame against Stanford. Get Everett [...]

Comments (38) // Published: October 12, 2012

Notre Dame vs. Stanford '12: Key Matchups

Notre Dame vs. Stanford ’12: Key Matchups

The Irish are 5-0 and find themselves ranked seventh in the AP and coaches polls after their 41-3 domination of Miami. The following matchups will be crucial for the Irish as College Gameday and the Stanford Cardinal visit South Bend. Notre Dame Linebackers versus Stanford tight-ends The much publicized key to the Stanford offense is their group [...]

Comments (9) // Published: October 10, 2012

5 Things I Liked: Miami '12

5 Things I Liked: Miami ’12

There was a whole lot to like in Notre Dame’s complete and thorough beating of Miami on Saturday night, but here are five things that stood out to me in a night of strong performances for the Irish. Everett Golson’s 1st Half 2-Minute Drill As Brian Kelly mentioned on Saturday night, Everett Golson did a [...]

Comments (10) // Published: October 9, 2012

Notre Dame vs. Miami '12: Key Matchups

Notre Dame vs. Miami ’12: Key Matchups

Heading into their annual Shamrock Series game the Irish are 4-0 and ranked ninth in the nation. Despite the high ranking and undefeated record the Irish have plenty to improve on if they hope to defeat this week’s opponent Miami. The following are the matchups Notre Dame must win in order to knock off the Hurricanes at Soldier [...]

Comments (11) // Published: October 3, 2012

5 Things I Didn't Like: Michigan '12

5 Things I Didn’t Like: Michigan ’12

Despite improving to 4-0 on the season and ending a 3-game losing streak at the hands of rival Michigan, there were plenty of takeaways from Saturday night’s performance that were a little less than encouraging.  With a bye week upcoming though, Brian Kelly and Notre Dame will have some time to iron out the kinks [...]

Comments (11) // Published: September 25, 2012

Initial Analysis: Notre Dame 13, Michigan 6

Initial Analysis: Notre Dame 13, Michigan 6

The Notre Dame defense led the Irish to their first win over bitter rival Michigan since 2008 with a dominating performance that carried a sluggish offense that struggled to put points on the board.  Here are some notes based on initial review. Offense The game sped up on Everett Golson this week.  Golson was progressing [...]

Comments (37) // Published: September 23, 2012

5 Things I Liked: Michigan State '12

5 Things I Liked: Michigan State ’12

Little late this week, but here are 5 things I liked from this weekend’s victory over Michigan State.  We’ll have the 5 things I didn’t like from the game tomorrow before moving on to Michigan. The Return of Cierre Wood Theo Riddick and George Atkinson III filled in admirably for Cierre Wood while he served [...]

Comments (12) // Published: September 18, 2012

The Indispensables – 2012 Edition

The Indispensables – 2012 Edition

For the third year in a row, I am rolling out my yearly list of the 10 most indispensable players on the Notre Dame roster for the upcoming season – a list of players whose health status is going to make all of the difference between the kind of season Notre Dame fans hope the Irish are [...]

Comments (2) // Published: August 30, 2012

Cierre Wood Suspended for First 2 Weeks

Cierre Wood Suspended for First 2 Weeks

Cierre Wood, Notre Dame’s leading rusher each of the past two seasons, has been suspended for the first two weeks of the season for violating team rules per a University release along with junior reserve defensive lineman Justin Utupo. “Our players are aware of the standards I set for our program and that failure to [...]

Comments (5) // Published: August 26, 2012

Cierre Wood Makes Heisman Watch List

Cierre Wood Makes Heisman Watch List

Fresh off of his first career 1,000 yard season, senior running back Cierre Wood has found himself on Heisman Pundit’s pre-season Heisman Watch List making himself the first Irish running back to generate some pre-season Heisman buzz in years. Wood grabbed hold of the starting running back position for Notre Dame at the end of [...]

Comments (31) // Published: August 25, 2012

Running Backs A Stabilizing Force in '12

Running Backs A Stabilizing Force in ’12

With quarterback play as a lingering question mark and the search to find someone capable to replace Michael Floyd’s productivity at wide receiver ongoing, the immediate future of the Irish passing game is uncertain.  With so many unknowns in the passing game the Irish are in need of the running game to stabilize the offense [...]

Comments (6) // Published: April 13, 2012

Finding Some Positives from the Opener

Finding Some Positives from the Opener

It’s been about 36 hours since Notre Dame’s season opener ended with a thud and while the loss still stings it’s time to move on and start looking towards where the Irish go from here.  With that in mind, here are several positive performances and bright spots in an otherwise disappointing display from the Irish [...]

Comments (15) // Published: September 5, 2011

The Indispensables - 2011 Edition

The Indispensables – 2011 Edition

With just over two days remaining until the 2011 season kicks off for Notre Dame, we take a look at our yearly pre-season list of the most indispensable players on the Irish roster. I started this column last year and unfortunately Notre Dame lost four of the ten players I listed for a substantial amount [...]

Comments (2) // Published: September 1, 2011

Cierre Wood Named to Hornung Watch List

Cierre Wood Named to Hornung Watch List

Notre Dame junior running back Cierre Wood was the latest Notre Dame player to be named to a pre-season award watch list on Tuesday when he was placed on the watch list for the Paul Hornung Award. The Paul Hornung Award is given annually to the most versatile player in college football by the Louisville [...]

Comments (3) // Published: August 10, 2011

An Early Look at Notre Dame's Top 10 for '11

An Early Look at Notre Dame’s Top 10 for ’11

Last year UHND and several other Notre Dame bloggers ranked the top 25 players on the Irish roster and there are plans for such an exercise again this year, but today we have an early look at the top 10 players on the Irish roster courtesy of Matt Fairchild of Matt may be contributing [...]

Comments (10) // Published: June 24, 2011

7 Upper Classmen Ready for their Closeups

7 Upper Classmen Ready for their Closeups

So far this week we’ve taken a look at some freshman ready to contribute and some sophomores ready for increased playing time.  Today we move up the class ladder and look at some upper classmen who have contributed over the last few years, but are ready to elevate their games to a new level. Theo [...]

Comments (2) // Published: June 16, 2011

Initial Impressions: Notre Dame 33, Miami 17

Initial Impressions: Notre Dame 33, Miami 17

Wow.  What a way to end the season for Notre Dame.  After a surprising three game winning streak to end the season, Notre Dame capped off its last season resurgence with a 33-17 victory over Miami in the Sun Bowl. Notre Dame dominated the game from start to finish with Miami never seriously challenging.  The [...]

Comments (61) // Published: December 31, 2010

Initial Impressions - Notre Dame 20, USC 16

Initial Impressions – Notre Dame 20, USC 16

THE STREAK IS OVER.  Despite losing the turnover battle 4-1 and playing half of the game in a driving rain storm, Notre Dame ended USC’s 8 year winning streak over the Irish and capped off a roller coaster regular season on a high note. I’ll get into my normal post game comments in a bit, [...]

Comments (142) // Published: November 28, 2010

Initial Impressions - Notre Dame 23, Purdue 12

Initial Impressions – Notre Dame 23, Purdue 12

The Brian Kelly Era started off on the right foot with an 11 point victory over instate rival Purdue Saturday afternoon.  Many positives can be taken away from the 2010 season opener, but it was also very evident that the Irish have a lot to work on this weekend. We’ll start on the defensive side [...]

Comments (63) // Published: September 4, 2010

First Depth Chart Released

First Depth Chart Released

The first depth chart of the season was released by Notre Dame Monday and there are a few surprises in the two deep heading into this weekend’s season opener versus Purdue. Here are a few thoughts on the first two deep of the season. Offense Tommy Rees won the backup quarterback spot over Nate Montana.  [...]

Comments (38) // Published: August 31, 2010

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