Ohio State junior safety Jamie Wood has decided to end his playing career due to continued shoulder problems. Clay Hall of WSYX6 spoke to Wood's father, who told him that his son will be leaving the team and is on track to graduate in December:
Junior safety Jamie Wood is stepping aside after shoulder issues have plagued his career, according to his father. He graduates in Dec.— Clay Hall (@claywsyx6) October 4, 2012
Wood redshirted the 2009 season, and ended up making his debut for the Buckeyes in 2010. He recorded 13 total tackles during the 2010 season, and followed that up with just four total tackles in 2011. Wood would like to return to the team as a graduate assistant coach next season.
Wood's departure will free up another scholarship for the Buckeyes, who currently have only 82 scholarships to work with due to NCAA sanctions. They recently freed up another scholarship when they dismissed Tyrone Williams for a violation of team rules.