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Pierre Woods
No. 58     New England Patriots
Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: January 6, 1982 (1982-01-06) (age 28)
Place of birth: Cleveland, Ohio
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) Weight: 250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
College: Michigan
Undrafted in 2006
Debuted in 2006 for the New England Patriots
Career history
 As player:
Roster status: Restricted Free Agent
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Career NFL statistics as of 2009
Tackles     105
Sacks     1.0
Interceptions     0
Forced fumbles     1
Pass deflections     1
Stats at NFL.com

Pierre Woods (born January 6, 1982 in Cleveland, Ohio) is an American football linebacker for the New England Patriots of the National Football League. He was signed by the Patriots as an undrafted free agent in 2006. He played college football at Michigan.

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Early years

Woods was a two-year letterman at Glenville High School in Cleveland, Ohio under the guidance of coach Ted Ginn, Sr., and his most notable teammates at the time were Troy Smith, Donte Whitner and Ted Ginn, Jr.. He played in the first ever U.S. Army All-American Bowl game on December 30, 2000, alongside fellow Michigan Wolverine Marlin Jackson. He recorded 173 tackles and 42 sacks, caused seven fumbles and intercepted one pass during prep career and also tallied 34 career receptions for 581 yards and 13 touchdowns as a tight end. He registered 92 tackles, 26 sacks, five forced fumbles and one interception during senior campaign and was Second-team USA Today High School All-America. He was also a four-year letterman and three-year starter on the varsity basketball team.

College career

Woods attended the University of Michigan where he appeared in all 13 games as a redshirt freshman and did not see any action as a freshman. As a sophomore in 2003 he had 68 tackles and led team with 14 tackles for loss and seven sacks and was Second-team All-Big Ten after starting all 13 games at outside linebacker. In 2004, played in 12 games, recording 22 tackles, one tackle for loss and one fumble recovery. As a senior in 2005, played in all 12 games and made five starts at linebacker and made 24 tackles, 11 tackles for loss, three sacks, one pass breakup and two forced fumbles.

Professional career

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Pre-draft

Pre-draft measureables
Height Weight 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20 ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP Wonderlic
6-4⅜ * 249 * 4.75 * X X 4.19** 6.87** 33" ** 9'11" ** 15* X
* represents NFL Combine **represents Michigan Pro Day"X" Denotes "No Data" or "Did Not Participate"

New England Patriots

Woods was signed by the New England Patriots after going undrafted in the 2006 NFL Draft. In his rookie season, Woods saw action in eight games and finished fourth on the team with 11 special teams tackles In 2007 he played in all 16 regular-season games for the first time in his career and led the team in in special teams tackles with 21. In 2008 he led the team in special teams tackles in three games and made his first career start on November 13, 2008, against the New York Jets and made nine tackles (7 solo) in the game. However, Woods suffered an arm injury weeks later and was placed on injured reserve on December 13. Woods returned in 2009 to play in all 16 games for the Patriots, starting five. He finished the season with 36 tackles, 18 of which came on special teams.[1]

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