Al Woods (American football)

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Al Woods
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Woods with the Steelers in 2012
No. 99 – Indianapolis Colts
Position: Nose tackle
Personal information
Born: (1987-03-25) March 25, 1987 (age 31)
Jennings, Louisiana
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight: 330 lb (150 kg)
Career information
High school: Elton (Elton, Louisiana)
College: LSU
NFL Draft: 2010 / Round: 4 / Pick: 123
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Total tackles: 172
Sacks: 4.5
Forced fumbles: 0
Fumble recoveries: 0
Player stats at NFL.com

Al Joseph Woods (born March 25, 1987) is an American football nose tackle for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the fourth round of the 2010 NFL Draft. He played college football at LSU. Woods has also been a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Seattle Seahawks, Pittsburgh Steelers, and Tennessee Titans.

Professional career

Woods was projected to be drafted in the third round of the 2010 NFL Draft by NFLDraftScout.com.[1]

New Orleans Saints

Woods was drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the fourth round (123rd overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft. He signed a four-year contract on July 15, 2010.[2] He was released on September 4, 2010.

Pittsburgh Steelers

On September 7, 2010, Woods was signed to the Pittsburgh Steelers' practice squad.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

On November 2, 2010, Woods was signed off the Steelers' practice squad by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.[3] He was cut on September 3, 2011.

Seattle Seahawks

Woods was claimed off waivers by the Seattle Seahawks on September 4, 2011.[4] He was waived on November 8.[5]

Woods with the Steelers in the 2013 season.

Pittsburgh Steelers (second stint)

The Pittsburgh Steelers claimed him off of waivers on November 9, 2011. Woods played in three games during the 2012 season.[6]

Tennessee Titans

Woods signed with the Tennessee Titans on March 12, 2014.[7][8]

On March 8, 2017, Woods was released by the Titans.[9]

Indianapolis Colts

On March 16, 2017, Woods signed with the Indianapolis Colts.[10] He started all 16 games, recording a career-high 44 tackles and one sack.

In 2018, Woods played in 14 games with eight games recording 24 tackles. He was placed on injured reserve on December 18, 2018.[11]

References

  1. ^ "Al Woods, DS #11 DT, LSU". NFLDraftScout.com. Retrieved April 17, 2010.
  2. ^ Sheldon Mickles, "Former LSU lineman Woods signs with Saints", The Advocate (Louisiana), July 16, 2010.
  3. ^ Brad Biggs, "Bucs sign Al Woods off the practice squad of the Pittsburgh Steelers.", National Football Post, November 2, 2010.
  4. ^ "Seahawks.com". Archived from the original on February 23, 2014. Retrieved May 30, 2013.
  5. ^ Seahawk Transactions 2011
  6. ^ Steelers.com
  7. ^ "Titans Agree to Terms with Former Steelers Defensive Lineman Al Woods". TitansOnline.com. March 12, 2014. Retrieved June 16, 2014.
  8. ^ Wilkening, Mike (March 12, 2014). "Report: Al Woods agrees to deal with Titans". NBCSports.com. Retrieved June 16, 2014.
  9. ^ Gantt, Darin (March 8, 2017). "Titans cut defensive tackle Al Woods". ProFootballTalk.NBCSports.com.
  10. ^ Alper, Josh (March 16, 2017). "Colts sign Al Woods". ProFootballTalk.NBCSports.com.
  11. ^ "Roster Moves: Colts Place LB Skai Moore, DT Al Woods On IR; Sign Free Agent S J.J. Wilcox". Colts.com. December 18, 2018.

External links

  • Tennessee Titans bio
  • Pittsburgh Steelers bio
  • New Orleans Saints bio
  • LSU Tigers bio
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