One of the top defensive tackles in the nation as a sophomore • All-American and All-Colonial Athletic Association candidate • a leader of one of the top defensive line units in the CAA • UD returns nine down linemen with playing experience • dominating player in the middle of the Blue Hen defense • tough run-stopper who has outstanding speed for an interior lineman to track down quarterbacks • had two tackles (one for loss) in Blue-White Spring Game in May • selected as the Blue Hen Touchdown Club Most Improved Defensive Player for spring drills.
Established himself as one of the top defensive players in the CAA and one of the top defensive tackles in the NCAA as a redshirt freshman • placed 14th in voting for the Sports Network Jerry Rice Award as the top rookie in the nation at the NCAA FCS level • earned second team All-CAA honors and was selected as the CAA Defensive Rookie of the Year • first UD defensive tackle (third defensive player overall) to earn conference Rookie of the Year award • was backup tackle to David Tinsley to open season but took over when Tinsley suffered season-ending injury in opener • played in all 12 games with 11 starts and ranked No. 5 on the team with 51 tackles (28 solo) • led team with school freshman record 8.5 sacks for 46 yards (old mark 6.5 by Jeff Williams in 2012) • ranked No. 2 in tackles for loss with 11 for 52 yards • also blocked a kick • recorded career-high seven tackles in consecutive games vs. James Madison and Sacred Heart, had six stops vs. Colgate and William & Mary, and five vs. Towson and Rhode Island • had two sacks each against Colgate (14 yards), James Madison (seven yards), and Towson (five yards) and added 1.5 sacks vs. William & Mary • ranked No. 9 in the CAA in tackles among down linemen (4.2 per game) • led all CAA freshmen in sacks (8.5/8th overall) and tackles for loss (11/11th overall) • led all freshmen in the nation in sacks per game (.71/29th overall) • Blue Hen Touchdown Club Defensive Player of the Week vs. Colgate • had four tackles (one solo) in Blue-White Spring Game.
Did not see game action as a backup defensive lineman and retained freshman eligibility • one of two defensive linemen in 2013 recruiting class.
Played at Stroudsburg High School for head coach Joe Bernard • three-year starter as a two-way player • had 77 tackles, 12 tackles for loss, 12 sacks, 20 quarterback hurries, and three fumble recoveries over his final two seasons • two-time all-area selection by the Pocono Record as a defensive end and offensive tackle • two-time All-Mountain Valley Conference both ways • two-time all-area selection by the Allentown Morning Call • first player in Stroudsburg High School history be named Lineman of the Year two years in a row • led team to Mountain Valley Conference title in 2011 and 2012 • team captain as a senior.
Blaine Chad Woodson • born Oct. 30, 1995 • son of Yolanda Woodson and the late Walter Woodson • business major at Delaware.
|| Tackles (Solo)
||8.5-46 / 11-52
||8.5-46 / 11-52
Tackles: 7 vs. James Madison, Sacred Heart, 2014
Sacks: 2 vs. Colgate, James Madison, Towson, 2014