Danny Woodhead

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  1. Jimmy Chitwood

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    weird!


    DraftDaddy linked the same article just a little bit later, today. hopefully, this will help Danny get a lot more exposure.
     
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    The Best Running Back You Have Never Heard Of
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    His name, Danny Woodhead. Woodhead came out of North Platte, NE with some hype while leading his Bulldogs deep into the Nebraska State Playoffs as a senior. Woodhead set numerous Class A (Nebraska's large school division) records on his quest for an NCAA Division I offer.

    Woodhead scored 34 touchdowns as a senior, a Class A record. His 76 touchdowns over his career were also a Class A record. He rushed for another Class A record with 4,891 yards over his career. As a junior against Omaha Westside, Woodhead tallied six touchdowns, which is tied for a Class A record.

    For a state that produced such players as Gale Sayers, Ahman Green, and Eric Crouch, normally one would think that a Division I offer would be coming. Woodhead was listed at 5-foot-8, 190 pounds coming out of high school. Woodhead received only walk-on interest from Nebraska, Northwestern, and ironically Colorado. Instead of walking on Woodhead enrolled at Chadron State. (He must have some trait that DI college football recruiters have deemed undesirable.)

    Chadron State's Woodhead Closing In On Career Rushing Mark
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    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- It's the number of wins, not the number of yards, that matter most to Danny Woodhead.

    So the Chadron State senior leaves it to statisticians to add up his rushing numbers, which are approaching unprecedented levels.

    Woodhead will go into the season 989 yards from becoming the NCAA all-division career leader. That's only about one-third of his 2006 total of 2,756, an all-division single-season record.

    If Woodhead averages 212 yards a game, as he did last season, he'll break the record by October.

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    40 yard dash time =4.41 (electronic)
     
  3. Colonel_Reb

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    Danny is a phenom, and remember, you can listen to some of Chadron State's games by linking to the broadcast through d2football.com.
     
  4. Jimmy Chitwood

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    Danny's talent made it into the New York Times...
    http://www.nytimes.com/2007/08/26/sports/ncaafootball/26back .html?ref=ncaafootball<NYT_UPDATE_BOTTOM></NYT_UPDATE_BOTTOM></NYT_TEXT></NYT_LINE>Edited by: Jimmy Chitwood
     
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    additionally, Danny Woodhead and Chadron State opened their season today...



    Woodhead scored on runs of 16, 16, 8 and 89 to help the Eagles.
     
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    The kid will just continue to tear up overmatched D2 players for the rest of the year. Also props to the NY Times putting a little white RB from D2 Chadron State in their newspaper. Excellent article and the legend continues...
     
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    "Woodhead's success has also caused heartache among some University of Nebraska fans. They wonder why a player that the former Cornhuskers Coach Tom Osborne called "one of the most productive backs ever" in Nebraska high school history is not playing for the Big Red.
    After all, Woodhead still holds seven state records, including those for career rushing yards and touchdowns, in Nebraska's largest division.
    Yet he never received an invitation for an official visit, let alone a scholarship offer, from an N.C.A.A. Division I-A school because of doubts about his size. "
    Hmm, that's interesting because Nebraska had a 5'6" tailback tearing it up for them in 2004 and 2005. His name is Corey Ross and he's now in the NFL on the Baltimore Ravens. So height must not be an issue for Nebraska. I wonder what their issue was then...Edited by: jared
     
  8. Jimmy Chitwood

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    jared, i saw that interesting blurb on DraftDaddy, as well.


    i wish those guys would just come out and say what we all know. the ONLY reason these guys we talk about got screwed was because of their skin color.
     
  9. jared

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    My bad, didn't see that on DraftDaddy til you brought it up. Here I thought I had some original research...
    Oh well, kudos to the guys over there at DD for once AGAIN exposing the hypocrisy that is American football.
     
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    "But N.F.L. teams do, which is why scouts from the Bears, the Eagles, the Falcons and the Texans have traveled to Chadron to meet Woodhead. Gil Brandt, the former Dallas Cowboys executive and an analyst for nfl.com, said he projected Woodhead as a second-day pick in the N.F.L. draft."

    i wonder how realistic that estimate is. i'd love t osee this kid in NFL, after so many schools have passed on him... plus his size pretty much ensures that no transition to fullback is possible [​IMG]
     
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    There's always safety....Jim Leonhard and Bob Sanders come to mind.
    *But that's great to hear that Gil Brandt is in his corner. A respected football analyst on his side, a good combine, and a little luck is what it will take. He'll get at least some publicity once he shatters the all-time rushing record. Edited by: jared
     
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    Great video of Danny! He will mos likely shatter the rushing record and should keep it for many moons. I hope he does get a shot in the NFL, as he more than deserves it.
     
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    Here's a picture of Chadron State's 2007 Seniors, including Danny.

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    that's a pretty white team [​IMG]
     
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    Danny and the #4 ranked Eagles play at home against New Mexico Highlands Saturday at 1PM Central. You can listen to the game here:

    http://www.doubleqcountry.com/audio1.shtml

    On Thursday October 18, CSTV will show Chadron State at Nebraska-Kearney at 7PM Central. You can also watch this show on Nebraska Education Television-2 and on the Altitude Sports and Entertainment Network. You can also watch it online at:

    http://www.cstv.com/ncaa/divii/

    This may be your only chance to see Danny Woodhead, the best RB in D-II college football history, on TV, so don't miss it! Danny is currently just 288 yards away from breaking the all division rushing record, and 1,138 yards away from the all division all-purpose yardage record. Go Danny go!
     
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    I was looking at Nfldraftscout.com and surprisingly they have Woodhead ranked 15th on their senior RB list and have him ranked as a 6th or 7th round pick. Nfldraftscout also has an up arrow by his name indicating his stock is rising. They were at least fair to him in ranking him as the top Division two prospect in the nation.

    However, I think Woodhead is a top 10 overall prospect for sure. I'd actually rank him as the 6th best Senior in the nation. Unfortunately Woodhead is a little small at 5'7 and small white players at caste positions historically are treated bad! Here's hoping that Woodhead is drafted in this upcoming NFL draft and at least given a shot to work his way up a depth chart to be a third down RB! [​IMG] Edited by: ToughJ.Riggins
     
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    Danny had 24 runs for 167 and 3 TDs, plus 2 catches for 23 yards. Now he is 121 yards away fom the all division rushing record! He should break it next week. He is also 948 yards away from the all division all purpose yardage record. Chadron State runs their regular season winning streak to 18 games.
     
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    Congrats to the soon to be all time rusher in the history of college football. I think this kid should get a big S on his chest because he sure plays like Superman.
     
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    Colonel Reb may I ask you to remind us all again before Chadron St. is televised? I'll write it down but have a feeling I may forget. I check this site a couple times a day though. I don't wanna miss watching him play live.
     
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    Will do, jared!
     
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    A feature on Danny is coming on right now on ESPN. Someone record it!
     
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    Danny just set the record! Congratulations to the leading rusher in all of college football history! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    First Brian Shay,then RJ Blowers and now our boy Danny Woodhead. Three white running backs in a row to set the all time NCAA Career All Conferences Rushing Record!

    This is such an incredible feat. Just think that if not for the Caste System, he would have been a Nebraska Cornhusker. Danny Woodhead deserves a shot at running back in the NFL. Not just on special teams. Someone please give this kid a shot at the next level.

    Congrats to Danny on a incredible career that hasn't even ended yet. He will put the All Time College Rushing Record out of reach in my opinion. [​IMG]
     
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    This kid excites me he has great speed and good vision i think he could get make an impact in the nfl in a number of different ways.
     

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