LARAMIE — Trey Woods’ time with the Wyoming football team is over.
Woods said he “will be moving on to something new” as part of a message posted to his Instagram account Wednesday night. Woods, a sophomore defensive end, was not at practice this week during the periods open to the media for viewing.
“Thank you to my brothers at UW for giving me a chance and giving me hope,” Woods’ post read. “Y’all always been with me and I’ll always be with y’all. Thank you to the fans and everyone that believed in a kid that didn’t always believe in himself.
“This game and journey has left me with a heavy heart, so I will be moving on to something new. Thank you (fullbacks/tight ends) coach (Mike) Bath and (defensive ends) coach (AJ) Cooper. There were a lot of days that weren’t easy, but you guys gave me hope and promise. I will always appreciate the both of you as men. Thank you for the memories Laramie.”
The school confirmed Woods’ departure Thursday morning.
“We wish Trey all the best in his future, and we appreciate his contributions to our football program over the past two seasons,” Wyoming coach Craig Bohl said in a statement.
A native of North Bend, Oregon, Woods began his time at Wyoming at linebacker before moving to running back after signing with the Cowboys as a two-star prospect in the 2017 recruiting class. He was Wyoming’s leading rusher a season ago with 493 yards and two rushing touchdowns while also catching four passes for 74 yards.
But with Nico Evans emerging as the top running back in the offseason along with the additions of freshmen Xazavian Valladay and Jevon Bigelow to the backfield, Woods was moved to defensive end during preseason camp. He got a few snaps in Wyoming’s opening win at New Mexico State but hasn’t played since.