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Shaky start doesn't slow Connor Wood

Updated: November 25, 2009, 3:16 PM ET
By Jon Mahoney | ESPN RISE

This story appeared in the Greater Houston edition of the November ESPN RISE Magazine.

Connor Wood never played football before he moved from Wichita, Kan., to Houston in 2001. Basketball was his game. But after seeing some of his new friends signing up for football a few months after the move, he decided to give the gridiron a shot.

The way his first practice went, nobody would have faulted him for heading right back to the hardwood.

For starters, it was ...

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