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John Woodcock
Born March 19, 1954(1954-03-19)
Eureka, California
Died September 6, 1998 (aged 44)
Fremont, California
Career information
Year(s) 19761982
NFL Draft 1976 / Round: 3 / Pick: 76
College New Mexico/Hawaii
Professional teams
Career stats
Games played 70
Games started 43
Fumble recoveries 8
Stats at
Career highlights and awards
  • No notable achievements

John Maurer Woodcock (March 19, 1954 – September 6, 1998[1]) was an American football defensive lineman who played professionally in the National Football League.


Early years

He attended Washington High School in Fremont, California.


Woodcock was a standout defensive tackle under Coach Larry Price at the University of Hawaii (1974–1975). He was a third-round selection in the 1976 NFL Draft of the Detroit Lions and went on to play for the Lions (1976-1980) and the San Diego Chargers (1981-1982).


He died from a heart attack at his home in Fremont at the age of 44. The song "In Every Age" was dedicated to his memory by sacred music composer Janèt Sullivan Whitaker.

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