Former Warrior Captain Nathan Wood Helps Fellow Marine
Nathan Wood, a 2001 graduate of Wakefield High School and former football team captain, is currently a Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corp. Lt. Wood recently was featured in Runner’s World Magazine Online. The story captures Lt. Wood’s love for running, but more so his love for his wounded platoon mate, Sgt. James Carey. Sgt. Carey was injured while training at Camp Pendleton in California.
Lt. Wood was a key contributor on the 1999 Superbowl Championship from his defensive back and wide receiver position. His teammates elected him Captain for the 2000 season and at the end of the year he was awarded the Magliozzi Memorial Award. The award is given each year to a Warrior that exemplifies moral, scholastic and athletic excellence.
“Nathan Wood was a solid leader on our 1999 and 2000 football teams,” said Coach Mike Boyages. He continued, “one of his former teammates forwarded this to me and I felt compelled to share it with everyone.” Lt. Wood leaves for Afghanistan in the September. “Lt. Wood is one of many former Warriors making Wakefield proud each day. As a life long resident of Wakefield, I am proud to say I was lucky enough to have a man of Lt. Wood’s character come through our program. The team will most definitely have him in our thoughts and prayers this season.”