|Date of birth:April 25, 1984|
|Place of birth: Fort Lewis, Washington|
|NFL Draft: 2008 / Round: 6 / Pick: 198|
|No regular season or postseason appearances|
| As player:|
* New York Giants ( 2008)*
| As coach:|
* Kentucky Wildcats (2011–2012)
|Career highlights and awards|
|* 2× Music City Bowl MVP (2006, 2007)|
|Stats at NFL.com|
Andre' Chandler Woodson, Jr. (born April 25, 1984) is a former American football quarterback and current coach. He was drafted by the New York Giants in the sixth round of the 2008 NFL Draft. Woodson played collegiately at the University of Kentucky. He is currently the wide receivers coach at Morehead State University.
Early years[edit | edit source]
Born on post in Fort Lewis, Washington where his mother, Robin Woodson, was stationed in the Army with his father (Andre W.) Woodson grew up a military brat, moving from post to post with his mother after his parents divorced when he was the age of two. He was raised by his mother as she continued her Army service, eventually arriving in Radcliff, Kentucky, in 1994. He attended local schools nearby, Radcliff Middle School and North Hardin High School, both in Radcliff, Kentucky (Hardin County Kentucky, located near Fort Knox, Kentucky), where he Lettered in basketball and football, which eventually led to his being noticed for his football potential by the University of Kentucky.
College career[edit | edit source]
In 2003, Woodson was recruited to Kentucky. During his freshman season, Woodson served as a backup to Shane Boyd, and appeared in seven games (including one start). For the 2005 season, Woodson was named as the starting quarterback. The Wildcats ended 2005 with a 3-8 record, with Woodson completing nearly 58 percent of his passes, while throwing for 1,644 yards.
After the 2006 spring practice, it appeared Woodson would lose his position to his backup, Curtis Pulley. Spurred by this, Woodson started spending more time lifting weights, began leading the team in practice, and soon became the choice for starting quarterback. The 2006 season, Woodson's junior season, was a breakout season, with Woodson leading the Wildcats to a 7-5 regular season, and their first bowl win in 22 years, in the Music City Bowl. He led both his team and the SEC in passing yards with 3,515, and became only the second Kentucky quarterback to throw 30 or more touchdowns in a single season.
On September 22, 2007, Woodson broke Trent Dilfer's all-time NCAA record of 271 consecutive pass attempts without an interception against the Arkansas Razorbacks. The streak ended, however, when Woodson threw his first interception in 325 attempts on September 29, 2007 against Florida Atlantic University. Against Florida State in the 2007 Music City Bowl, Woodson broke Danny Wuerffel's SEC record for passing touchdowns in one season. Woodson threw 40 for the season, passing Wuerffel's record by one. He also broke Jared Lorenzen's UK record of 78 career touchdown passes.
Statistics[edit | edit source]
Professional career[edit | edit source]
New York Giants[edit | edit source]
On April 27, 2008, Woodson was drafted in the sixth round (198th pick overall) to the New York Giants starting his professional career. On August 30, the Giants waived Woodson during final cuts. He was re-signed to the team's practice squad a day later, where he remained until his release on October 23. Woodson was later re-signed to the practice squad on October 27, 2008.
Following the 2008 season, Woodson was re-signed to a future contract on January 12, 2009. He was waived on September 5, 2009.
Washington Redskins[edit | edit source]
On September 6, 2009, Woodson was signed by the Washington Redskins to their practice squad. He was released on November 24, 2009.
Hartford Colonials[edit | edit source]
Personal life[edit | edit source]
His first child, André III, was born on his 29th birthday in 2013.
Woodson currently works for Amazon.
References[edit | edit source]
- Story, Mark (April 27, 2013). "On his 29th birthday, Andre Woodson gets a life-changing gift". Lexington Herald-Leader. http://www.kentucky.com/2013/04/27/2617817/mark-story-on-his-29th-birthday.html#wgt=rcntnews. Retrieved May 4, 2013.
- Jonathan, Smith (2006-09-01). "Woodson, Pulley make giant strides over summer". The Kentucky Kernel. pp. 1. http://www.kykernel.com/home/index.cfm?event=displayArticle&ustory_id=bcdfb465-de5d-4f26-8751-f6d630f34968. Retrieved 2007-04-03.[dead link]
- Low, Chris (2007-03-29). "Key playmakers in Cats' explosive attack returning". ESPN. pp. 1. http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=2816885. Retrieved 2007-04-03.
- Kentucky Wildcat 2006 cumulative season statistics, 2006, archived from the original on 2007-09-30, https://web.archive.org/web/20070930201906/http://www.ukathletics.com/stats/2006_07/football/teamcume.htm, retrieved 2007-04-03
- Kentucky's Woodson breaks record for passes without INT, 2007, http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/wire?section=ncf&id=3031824, retrieved 2007-09-24
- ESPN - Woodson throws career-high 5 TDs as No. 14 UK romps - NCAA College Football Recap
- Big Blue drafts some insurance behind Manning
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-09-05. https://web.archive.org/web/20100905002419/http://www.ufl-football.com/news/colonials-training-camp-notes-sept-1. Retrieved 2010-09-02.