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Ben Wooster
Ben Wooster

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Atlanta, GA

High School:
Greater Atlanta Christian

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 235

Position:
Tight End

Birthdate:
10/02/1986

Experience:
3VL

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2008 (Junior):
Named to the Academic All-District III team in 2008 ... Also named Academic All-ACC ... Started 10 games at tight end in 2008 ... Finished third on the team with 24 receptions ... Had 211 receiving yards and tied for the team lead with three touchdown catches ... Perhaps his biggest catch of the year was an eight-yard scoring grab in the back of the end zone that gave the Deacons their first lead (20-19) over Navy in the fourth quarter of the EagleBank Bowl ... Caught a 43-yard touchdown pass in the season opener at Baylor (Aug. 28) ... Posted career-highs of six receptions and 90 receiving yards vs. the Bears ... Added six receptions for 34 yards against Ole Miss (Sept. 6) ... Posted five catches for 36 yards in a win over Clemson (Oct. 9) ... Did not play against Miami (Oct. 25) or Duke (Nov. 1) due to a strained hamstring ... Recorded his first touchdown since the season opener with a two-yard scoring catch against Virginia (Nov. 8) ... Caught 20 passes in his first five games and was held to four receptions in his final six games ... Is a member of Omicron Delta Kappa, the national leadership honorary ... Volunteers at the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center emergency room.


2007 (Sophomore):
Played in all 13 games and made two starts, including the Meineke Car Care Bowl win over Connecticut ... Made two receptions on the season ... Had an 11-yard catch vs. Clemson (Nov. 10) and a touchdown against Vanderbilt (Nov. 24) ... His 1-yard scoring catch from Riley Skinner gave the Deacons a 14-3 lead over the Commodores ... Also a key contributor on special teams ... Was inducted into Omicron Delta Kappa in the spring ... Named Academic All-ACC.

2006 (Redshirt Freshman):
Played in all 14 games, almost exclusively on special teams ... Saw brief action at tight end against Ole Miss, Liberty and Florida State ... Did not record any stats ... Made the Dean's List.

2005 (True Freshman):
Redshirted the season as a true freshman.

Background:
Sidelined by injury for most of his senior season ... Selected as the Cecil Morris Award recipient by the Gwinnett Touchdown Club ... Named all-region and honorable mention all-state as a sophomore defensive end while attending high school in Arizona ... Ran the 40-yard dash in 4.7 seconds ... Owned a 31-inch vertical leap ... Attended summer camp at Wake Forest ... Also played basketball at Greater Atlanta Christian, where he averaged a double-double as a junior ... Lettered two years in baseball ... Earned the pre-calculus medal for having the highest grade in that subject in his school ... Member of the National Honor Society ... Came to Wake Forest from the same high school program as Micah Andrews ... Coached at the Greater Atlanta Christian School by Jimmy Chupp.

Personal:
Pre-med major in health and exercise science ... A member of the ACC Honor Roll, Dean's List and Academic All-ACC team ... Parents are Ed and Lisa Wooster ... Born October 2, 1986 ... Chose Wake Forest over offers from Arizona, Louisville and Vanderbilt.

 

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