Danny Woodhead was signed by the Patriots as a free agent on Sept. 18, 2010...Originally signed by the New York Jets as a rookie free agent on (05/02/08)....Waived by the New York Jets (09/06/09)...Signed by the New York Jets to the practice squad (09/08/09)...Signed by the New York Jets to the 53-man roster from the practice squad (10/17/09)...Waived by the New York Jets (09/14/10).CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
- Named to the 2010 USA Today All-Joe team.
- In 2010, his 5.68 average yards per carry set a Patriots record (minimum 90 rushing attempts) and ranked fourth in the NFL.
2012 (16/2, 2/1)
- Plays mainly as a reserve running back on offense.
- Started at running back and left in the first quarter with a thumb injury and did not return in the AFC Divisional Playoff win vs. Houston (1/13).
- Accumulated the second-highest single game receiving yardage total of his career after catching five passes for 79 yards (15.8 avg) in the regular-season finale win vs. Miami (12/30). Also rush three times for 8 yards (6.0 avg).
- Caught two passes for 38 yards (19.0 avg) including a 14-yard touchdown reception in the closing seconds of the second quarter to tie the game heading into halftime. Also rushed three times for seven yards (2.3 avg).
- Carried 12 times for a season-high 61 yards (5.1 avg) and his second multi-TD game of the season vs. San Francisco (12/16). Also caught five passes for 23 yards (4.6 avg).
- Recorded the first multi-TD game of his career with 46 yards (11.5 avg) on four receptions and a touchdown and one carry for 15 yards and a score in the win vs. Buffalo (11/11).
- Tallied a season-high 56 yards on five receptions (11.2 avg) and rushed twice for three yards (1.5 avg) in the win at St. Louis (10/28).
- Rushed six times for 17 yards (2.8 avg) and caught four passes for 29 yards (7.3 avg) - including a key 20-yard catch on third down of the final drive that set up the game-tying field goal in the overtime win vs. N.Y. Jets (10/21).
- Accounted for 71 yards of offense - four rushes for 25 yards (6.3 avg) and caught a season-high five passes for 46 yards (9.2 avg) at Seattle (10/14).
- Rushed seven times for 47 yards (6.7 avg) and caught one pass for 25 yards vs. Denver (10/7). Woodhead converted two key third down plays - a 25-yard reception on 3rd-and-11 in the second quarter and a 19-yard scamper on a 3rd-and-17 in the third quarter. Both drives eventually led to Patriots scores.
- Caught two passes for 23 yards (11.5 avg) including a 17-yard catch-and-run touchdown in the third quarter in the win at Buffalo (9/30).
- Rushed 15 times for 34 yards (2.5 avg) and a touchdown at Baltimore (9/23). Also caught one pass for nine yards.
- Had a potential game-winning 30-yard touchdown run called back due to a penalty vs. Arizona (9/16).
- Played in a reserve role and rushed six times for 20 yards (3.3 avg) in the season-opening win at Tennessee (9/9).
2011 (15/3, 3/1)
- Appeared in all three playoff games and gained 61 yards on 17 carries (3.6 avg) and 49 yards on five receptions (9.8 avg) and a touchdown. Also returned three kickoffs for 129 yards (32.3 avg.).
- Totaled 60 yards of offense including 42 yards on four catches (10.5 avg) and a touchdown and 18 yards on seven carries (3.6 avg) against the N.Y. Giants.
- Started and gained 18 yards on six carries (3.0 avg) and caught one pass for seven yards against Baltimore (1/22). Also returned four kicks for 129 yards (32.3 avg).
- Gained 25 yards on four carries (6.3 avg.) against Denver (1/14).
- Played in 15 games with three starts, compiling 351 yards on 77 carries (4.6 avg.) and a touchdown. Also caught 18 passes for 157 yards (8.7 avg.).
- Rushed once for five yards and caught two passes for 10 yards against the Bills (1/1).
- Started and picked up 20 yards on four carries against the Dolphins (12/24).
- Started and ran seven times for 40 yards and his first touchdown of the season in win over Broncos (12/18). Also caught one pass for 12 yards.
- Gained 41 yards on eight carries and caught one pass for four yards against the Redskins (12/11).
- Carried four times for 12 yards against the Colts (12/4).
- Finished with five carries for 20 yards against the Eagles (11/27).
- Carried the football five times for 27 yards and caught two passes for 28 yards against the Chiefs (11/21).
- Had seven carries for 36 yards and caught one pass for six yards against the Jets (11/13).
- Caught three passes for 34 yards against the Giants (11/6).
- Rushed four times for seven yards and caught two passes for 22 yards against Dallas (10/16). Both of his catches came on the Patriots final drive that won the game.
- Was inactive due to injury against the Jets (10/9).
- Had two carries for 13 yards against the Raiders (10/2).
- Contributed with 21 yards rushing on six carries and 20 receiving yards on three catches against the Bills (9/25).
- Started at running back and carried the ball four times for 12 yards, including a successful two-point conversion attempt against the Chargers (9/18).
- Led the team with 69 yards on 14 rushes and added a six-yard reception in a start against the Dolphins (9/12).
- Named to USA Today's All-Joe team.
- Finished the season with a career-high 547 rushing yards on 97 carries (5.64 avg), 379 receiving yards on 34 catches and a career-high six touchdowns (five rushing one passing).
- Ranked fourth in the NFL with an average of 7.1 yards from scrimmage per touch (926 yards on 131 touches).
- Recorded his first career 100-yard game after finishing with four receptions for 104 yards, including the two longest receptions of his career: a 35-yard catch in the second quarter and a 50-yarder in the third quarter (12/6). Also contributed two special teams tackles in a start against the Jets (12/6).
- Finished with eight carries for 32 yards and two receptions for 13 yards against the Lions (11/25).
- Registered a career-high 69 yards, including a 36-yard touchdown run, the longest rush of the season for the Patriots. Rushed seven times and caught the ball four times for 21 yards against the Colts (11/21). Also contributed one special teams tackle.
- Rushed four times for 11 yards, had two catches for 22 yards and made two special teams tackles against the Steelers (11/14).
- Led the team in rushing yards with 54 on nine carries, and caught two passes for 38 yards, including a career-long 26-yard reception. Also recorded one special teams tackle against Cleveland (11/7).
- Scored a touchdown on a direct snap, and picked up 45 yards on five receptions and 13 yards on six rushes, as well as one special teams tackle against the Vikings (10/31).
- Carried the ball eight times for 24 yards and made three catches for 28 yards against the Chargers, including a 16- yard pass from Brady on second-and-17 in the second quarter (10/24). Also made his second special teams tackle of season.
- Totaled 115 yards from scrimmage, with 63 rushing yards and 52 receiving yards against Baltimore (10/17). He is the first Patriots player to have 60 or more rushing yards and 50 or more receiving yards in the same game since Dec. 31, 2006, when Corey Dillon had 67 rushing yards and 59 receiving yards at Tennessee.
- Scored his first NFL receiving touchdown on an 11-yard pass from Tom Brady in the third quarter of the Miami game and played on special teams, contributing one tackle (10/4). Also had a key block on Brandon Tate's 103 yard kickoff return to start the second quarter.
- Played in his first game as a Patriot and started his first NFL game, scoring his first career touchdown on a 22-yard run in the second quarter. He finished the game with three rushes for 42 yards against the Bills (9/26).
- Was inactive in his first game as a Patriot against the Jets (9/19).
2009 (10/0, 2/0 - New York Jets)
2008 (0/0 - New York Jets)
- Spent the first five weeks of the season on the Jets practice squad before being signed to the 53-man roster on Oct. 17.
- Played in ten regular-season games and finished with 15 rushing attempts for 64 yards and eight receptions for 87 yards.
- Also added six special teams tackles.
- Active for two postseason games, recording one reception for minus-one yard.
- Had season best totals at Tampa Bay (12/13) when he rushed three times for 17 yards and caught three passes for 35 yards.
- Collected the first reception of his career on a seven-yard pass vs. Carolina (11/29)
- Spent his rookie season on injured reserve with an injury suffered in training camp.
- Won two consecutive Harlon Hill Trophies honoring the best player in Division II.
- Finished his college career with 7,962 yards, which was the most in NCAA history at the time and 9,749 all-purpose yards, which was second all-time.
- He rushed for 200 yards in 19 games and scored 654 points with 109 touchdowns.
- His 2,756 rushing yards in 2006 is an all-time NCAA record.
- Born January 25, 1985 in North Platte, Nebraska.
- Was selected as Nebraska's Gatorade Player of the Year and was selected by the Omaha World-Herald and Lincoln Journal as the 2003 and 2004 High school Male Athlete of the Year.
- Math Education major.
- Married to wife, Stacie, and has a daughter, Gia Grace.