Kansas City, MO-- "It put everything into perspective because you never know when your last snap will be, so never take anything for granted."
Those were the thoughts of Oklahoma State linebacker Andre Sexton on the injury, rehabilitation and pending return of Artrell Woods.
Sexton and the Cowboys faced the media Tuesday at the Big XII confab in Kansas City.
Woods, a Bryan High product, suffered a serious back injury in a weight room mishap last summer.
Initially, doctors were unsure of the prognosis, but Woods insisted he would be back with his team.
Head coach Mike Gundy says Woods showed his determination from day one, "His attitude's been tremendous, I saw him in the hospital the day after he was injured and he said he'd play football again."
The medical team cleared Woods for all football-related activities earlier this month.
The Pokes agree that Woods is an inspiration and a source of motivation, "His story is a lot better than anything else that's gone on and we're really excited because he's a great person who has worked hard," Gundy said.
Sexton added, "It's a motivation because it shows that if you put your mind to something, you have the will, and you want to come back, that it can happen. He didn't settle for just being able to walk again, he said he wanted to come back and play the game he loved."
Woods will be a redshirt sophomore this fall.
The receiver played in 13 games as a true freshman in 2006, catching two passes for nine yards, rushing twice for four yards, and logging a tackle on special teams.
He was a football and basketball star for the Bryan Vikings.