Skip to content

Chemo no match for Sooners’ Austin Woods

Austin Woods II

You want a feel-good story amidst the pabulum that currently constitutes the college football news cycle?  We got ya covered.

Back in May, it was announced that Oklahoma center Austin Woods had been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma.  Nearly five months later, the offensive lineman is well on his way to pancaking the c-word.

Monday, Woods underwent his final chemotherapy treatment, and earned a well-deserved day off from practice Tuesday.  He did, though, speak to the media, and downplayed what was a personally momentous occasion in his his fight against cancer.

“I’m a little more tired than I thought I would be,” Woods said. “I’m not sure if it’s just because of school and lifting and chemotherapy or what.”

Despite regular rounds of chemo throughout the summer and into the season, Woods has been the Sooners’ starting long-snapper and No. 2 left guard every game this season.

God bless you, Austin Woods.  And God bless your continued pancaking of this insidious disease.

Permalink 7 Comments Feed for comments Latest Stories in: Big 12 Conference, Oklahoma Sooners, Rumor Mill, Top Posts
7 Responses to “Chemo no match for Sooners’ Austin Woods”
  1. tlmoon2112 says: Oct 3, 2012 10:43 AM

    Praise God

  2. bamasleeper13 says: Oct 3, 2012 11:19 AM

    WOW, what an amazing young man. I hope you beat this! With that kind of effort you will! God Bless.

  3. Deb says: Oct 3, 2012 12:56 PM

    Finishing chemo is huge cause for celebration! Congratulations, Austin. God bless you and keep you cancer-free!

  4. burntorangehorn says: Oct 3, 2012 2:24 PM

    As I said in the thread linked in the story at the top of this thread, there’s probably no one in the Red River Rivalry who isn’t rooting for Woods. I’m absolutely elated that he’s finishing up chemo, and while the story does say that he has one more scan left to tell him whether his Hodgkin’s is in remission, I’m truly glad to hear that his recent scans have reportedly been “excellent.”

    Keep it up, Austin. This has the makings of a true triumph of the human spirit.

  5. effosugoblue says: Oct 3, 2012 6:49 PM

    #burntorangehorn – he already had his last scan, which is why Monday was his last chemo. He probably had the scan about a month ago. I know all too well about this disease, but very grateful I’m still here to talk about it.

    Congrats Mr. Austin and welcome to your new life!!

  6. burntorangehorn says: Oct 4, 2012 2:01 AM

    effosugoblue, the linked article says he still has one more to go to determine whether it’s in remission or not. I’m not saying you don’t know your stuff, because your personal experience is certainly greater than my own in this dept., but it’s possible the docs had a different plan timed for Woods. Regardless, I’m just happy that things have gone well for him, and I’m glad to hear it apparently did for you as well.

  7. cowboys8819 says: Oct 7, 2012 12:29 PM

    Now that is heart right there! Keep it up Mr. Woods!

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!