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Blaine Woodson
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Blaine Woodson 1698344
Position: Defensive Lineman
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 280
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Stroudsburg, Pa.
High School: Stroudsburg
Major: HRIM
Experience: 2 Letters

One of the top defensive tackles in the Colonial Athletic Association as a fifth-year senior • All-American and All-CAA candidate • two-time All-CAA second team selection • will be a fourth-year starter this fall and anchor a defensive front that will move into a new 3-4 alignment
• can be a dominating player in the middle • tough run-stopper who has outstanding speed for an interior lineman to track down quarterbacks • has played in 34 career games with 33 starts • enters season having started 33 straight games • has recorded 104 career tackles (58 solo) • Delaware's active career leader with 11.5 sacks for 65 yards and with 18.5 tackles for loss for 79 yards • has blocked two kicks in his career • one of 20 seniors on the squad.

Third-year starter at defensive tackle for the Blue Hens • started all 11 games at left tackle spot • part of defense that ranked No. 6 in the CAA in total defense (349.7 yards allowed per game) • collected 24 tackles for the second (13 solo) to go with one sack and 3.5 tackles for loss • had at least one tackle in every game except Towson • registered season-high four stops vs. Lafayette and had three each in final three games of the season vs. Albany, Richmond, and Villanova • one of his four tackles vs. Lafayette was a five-yard sack • served as a game captain in the Lafayette game, which was played less than 40 minutes from his hometown • had three tackles in Blue-White Spring Game in May.

Continued to be one of the most effective down linemen in the CAA • earned second team All-CAA honors for the second straight year from tackle position • started all 11 games at left tackle • recorded 29 total tackles (17 solo) • No. 3 on the team with two sacks for 14 yards and No. 5 in tackles for loss with 3.5 for 17 yards • blocked a first quarter field goal attempt by James Madison • had four or more tackles five times during the season, including a season-high six vs. Albany • had five stops vs. Jacksonville and four each against Lafayette, Rhode Island, and James Madison • had solo sack vs. Jacksonville and half sacks against Lafayette and Elon • led a unit that ranked No. 5 in the CAA and 24th in the NCAA in total defense (329.2) and was No. 3 in both rushing defense (123.5/17th in NCAA) and scoring defense (20.5/22nd in NCAA)named Blue Hen Touchdown Club Special Teams Player of the Week vs. James Madison • selected to CAA Academic All-Conference team • selected by coaching staff to carry out the U.S. Flag vs. William & Mary • 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 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 • hotel, restaurant, and institutional management major at Delaware • has worked at the UD Youth Football Camp during the summers • hobbies include watching movies and off-beat television shows.


Year G/S Tackles (Solo)
2016 11/11 24 (13) 1.0-5/3.5-10 0/0 0/0
2015 11/11 29 (17) 2-14 / 3.5-17 0/0 0/0
2014 12/11 51 (28)
8.5-46 / 11-52
0/0 0/0
TOTALS 34/33 104 (58)
11.5-65 / 18-79

Tackles: 7 vs. James Madison, Sacred Heart, 2014

Sacks: 2 vs. Colgate, James Madison, Towson, 2014

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