WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — When Tory Woodbury stepped on the campus of Winston-Salem State University in 1996 he was a regular student.
Woodbury graduated from Glen High School in Kernersville, only playing in four football games as a senior. He didn't have any scholarship offers for football and only one for basketball to a small college.
He wanted to continue his football career, so Woodbury walked on to the football team as the sixth string quarterback.
The quarterback position for the Rams suffered from injuries and transfers in 1996 and Woodbury was thrust into the starting lineup.
He never looked back becoming the starter for the rest of his college career and breaking every passing record in school history.
Woodbury went on to play six years in the NFL. He is now the offensive coordinator at Johnson C. Smith University.
He enjoys coaching the young men on the football team and trying to be a mentor to them by telling his story.
He also speaks to middle school kids through The Tory Woodbury Foundation. In February, he was inducted into the CIAA Hall Of Fame.
The Conference that Winston Salem State plays in honored the Winston Salem native and FOX8’s Eddie Hughes sat down with him to hear his story of perseverance and hard work.