Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Robert Woods will be honored by Serra High School as the first "Serra Legend" on Monday.
Serra is a private high school in Gardena, California, a suburban city located 14 miles southwest from downtown Los Angeles.
Woods signed with the Rams as a free agent on March 9, 2017, making it a homecoming for the L.A. native. Woods also attended the University of Southern California.
The ceremony will take place in the school's gym at 1:30 p.m. Read about the honor in the Serra press release (below).
Junipero Serra High School Press Release:
On Monday, May 15th, Serra High School and the football program, will proudly introduce the honoring of the first Cavalier Legend. It is time that we honor the distinguished men who have made our school and program great, in a way befitting their excellence. In the past, we retired the jerseys of these players. Unfortunately, by removing their numbers from the field, we lost the opportunities the number provided to remember their greatness.
The Cavalier Legend Program is an effort to not retire the numbers of great Cavaliers of the past, but to immortalize them. We remember these great men, not by removing their number from the field forever, but by honoring and remembering them every time the team comes out and plays. Their number, on the field, will serve as a reminder and example to all current and future Serra players and fans of the great contributions that were made by each Legend.
On the jersey that bears the number of the Cavalier Legend, we will now adorn with a patch and their name, forever. The head football coach will select a special player to wear the Serra Legend's number, based on characteristics that compare to that Legend. In addition to the jersey, the Serra Legend will also be honored during a ceremony at halftime of a Serra Football game, where we will unveil the Wall of Legends, in the quad of Kretzschmar Stadium.
We are proud to announce our first Cavalier Legend, Robert Woods. A great Cavalier, Robert, led the football program to the 2009 State Championship. During his prep years, he was a consensus High School and U.S. Army All American. He also holds the distinction of being the only three-time Most Valuable Player of the year. After leaving Serra, Robert became an All-American at the University of Southern California and was drafted in the second round by the Buffalo Bills. He recently signed as a free agent with his hometown team, the Los Angeles Rams. Congratulations to a true Cavalier Legend!