More than meets the eyeA sheepish grin appears on his face under the brim of his black cap that barely hides his shaggy black hair. His big athletic build is a staunch juxtaposition to
his teddy bear demeanor and playful personality. He’s humble when
asked about hisposition and the power he has-
it’s not his style to be flashy. His passion for his work
, but there’s more to
Karl Woods than meets the eye.A senior studying journalism at Southern Methodist University, Karl knowswhat he wants out of life. He interns for the Dallas Cowboys and is the news directorfor the SMU journalism department, a title that many hope to carry before theygraduate.
His family has always been number one. “They’ve just proven that they’re a
e in my life. I’ve had bad friends come and go, but my family hasalways been there for me,” he
says. Every chance he gets, Karl drives back to hishometown in Mansfield to visit his family and watch his younger brother Kris playfootball for the local high school team. He beams as he talks about him heading toOregon for college when he graduates.A tone of excitement enters his voice when the topic of hockey is brought up.Karl has played the sport since he was six and has never missed a Dallas Starshockey game in the past four years; to say he is a fan would be an understatement.
“I love all of it (hockey). The speed. Everything,” he says.
He smiles as he recountsdetails of his favorite hockey club and their move to the DFW metroplex in the 90s.His knowledge of their history is thorough to say the least.