AOTW: Luke Wood, junior football player

Why Luke Wood was selected: Wood made a team high of 17 defensive tackles during the game on Sept. 15. As one of the leaders of the defense, Wood looks to help his team get ready for future weeks.


Luke Wood Junior Football Player

Name: Luke Wood

Year: Junior

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Hometown: Quakertown, Pa.

High School: Quakertown HS

Position: Inside Linebacker

Driving force for your decision to come to Wilkes?

The desire to further pursue my goal of becoming an engineer at a good school.

Post graduation plans in terms of a Career?

End up with a company that I enjoy working for.

Favorite building on campus?

Stark. It’s the building I spend the most time in. The renovations look pretty nice so far. Hopefully, they will be finished by the time I leave here so I get to see them.

What came first? The chicken or the egg?

The chicken. I just think that’s what makes the most sense to me.

Hopes for this season as a Colonel?

Help the team win as many games as possible. I want to leave the program better than I found it when I arrived here.

When/Why did you first begin playing?

I started to play football as a kid because my Dad is not a soccer fan. I was about 10 years old when I first started playing. Thinking back, it was the sport I really enjoyed.

A quote you live your life by?

Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence. –  Vince Lombardi

Other interests or hobbies off of the field?

I’m on the water a lot. Boating in general is fun to me. We go to Maryland a lot. Maybe when I get older, I’ll get my own boat.

Most influential person in your life?

My family. Everything they have done for me has been awesome. Watching them deal with tough situations is interesting. The way they carry themselves through tough times is what I look up to.

What does “Be Colonel” mean to you?

Never quitting and always pursuing your goals.

If you could have dinner with a famous person from the past, who would it be?

Muhammad Ali. He was extremely influential and very successful at his profession. He was very straightlined toward greatness and that’s very neat to me.

Coke or Pepsi?

Coke. It tends to run in my family with what everyone else likes.

Favorite meal to eat on campus?

Grillworks. It’s the place I go to most often. It has the most consistent food, in my opinion.

Favorite professor?

Dr. Bednarz. He is my adviser and I’ve had him for a few classes. I enjoy his teaching and how he is engaged with students. He defiinitely goes above and beyond.

Anyone to give a shout-out to?

My teammates and coaches.