Former Wake Forest safety Anthony Wooding, Jr. has received an invitation to tryout for the Green Bay Packers. Wooding, Jr. tweeted this information yesterday, and today it was confirmed by Tom Silverstein, who is a Packers beat writer for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. This news was further confirmation of Wake's excellent secondary last season. On Thursday, former Wake Forest corner Kevin Johnson was drafted 16th overall, and on Saturday former Wake corner Merrill "Bud" Noel signed a free agent contract with the Buffalo Bills.
Wake Forest S/CB Anthony Wooding will be trying out for the #Packers. He's 6-foot, 198 pounds, ran a 4.53.— Tom Silverstein (@TomSilverstein) May 4, 2015
Anthony joined Wake Forest in 2013, after transferring from the Air Force Academy. In his two seasons at Air Force, he accumulated 87 total tackles and two interceptions. During his two seasons at Wake Forest, he started 16 games, including all 12 during the 2014 season. He recorded 94 total tackles and had 5 pass breakups during his two seasons in a Demon Deacons uniform.
Best of luck to Anthony as he chases his dream of playing in the NFL!