Jerome Woods

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No. 21
Safety
Personal information
Date of birth: (1973-03-17) March 17, 1973 (age 41)
Place of birth: Memphis, Tennessee
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Weight: 205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school: Melrose (TN)
College: Northeast Mississippi Community College
University of Memphis
NFL Draft: 1996 / Round: 1 / Pick: 28
Debuted in 1996
Last played in 2005
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Interceptions 15
Quarterback sacks 5
Touchdowns 2
Stats at NFL.com
Stats at DatabaseFootball.com

Jerome Harlan Woods (born March 17, 1973) is a retired American football safety who played his entire ten-year career with the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League (NFL).[1]

With Kansas City, he produced 720 tackles (487 solo), 5.0 sacks (-27.0 yards), 15 interceptions for 282 yards with two touchdowns, 49 passes defensed, 29 QB pressures, four fumble recoveries and 11 forced fumbles. He added 27 special teams stops and 25 kickoff returns for 581 yards (23.2 avg.). His 720 career tackles with the Chiefs rank seventh in team history.[1]

College career[edit]

In college, Woods played two seasons at the University of Memphis after transferring from Northeast Mississippi Community College. In two campaigns with UM, he tallied 219 tackles, 10 tackles for loss, seven INTs, 17 pass break-ups, three forced fumbles, and three fumble recoveries with one touchdown.He Was A 3 Time All American In College. Also Woods Played For Melrose High School and won the state championship his senior year playing Quarterback and Free Safety . He has the TN Record for INTs in a game (4) season (20) and career (45). He also played basketball in high school winning state his junior year , averaging 16.3 PPG. He Was Also A High School All American .

Professional career[edit]

Woods was just the fifth player in Memphis history to be selected in the opening round of the NFL Draft, when we was selected by Kansas City in 1996 with the 28th overall pick.

Woods made a remarkable comeback in 2003 to earn his initial Pro Bowl nod after missing the entire 2002 campaign with a broken right leg. Woods started all 16 games in 2003, recording 99 tackles (68 solo), three interceptions for 125 yards with two touchdowns, nine passes defensed, one fumble recovery and three forced fumbles.[1]

He played in seven games in 2005, registering three tackles and three special teams stops. Woods enjoyed four triple-digit tackle campaigns with the Chiefs, including a career-high 132 tackles in his first year as a starter in ‘97. He also registered a career-best four interceptions that season as the Kansas City defense led the NFL in scoring defense by allowing just 14.5 points per game.[1]

Upon his request, Woods was released by the Chiefs prior to

the 2006 season. Woods could not find a new team to sign with for 2006, and on June 7, 2007, it was announced that the Chiefs had signed Woods to a one-year contract, allowing him to officially retire as a member of the Kansas City Chiefs. Woods moved to the club’s Reserve/Retired list on June 8, 2007.[1] Woods Was On The Dallas Cowboys Practice Roster A Few Weeks In 2005.

NFL stats[edit]

Year Team Games Combined Tackles Tackles Assisted Tackles Sacks Forced Fumbles Fumble Recoveries Fumble Return Yards Interceptions Interception Return Yards Yards per Interception Return Longest Interception Return Interceptions Returned for Touchdown Passes Defended
1996 KC 16 7 5 2 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
1997 KC 16 85 66 19 1.0 2 2 0 4 57 14 27 0 5
1998 KC 16 79 54 25 0.0 2 0 0 2 47 24 28 0 11
1999 KC 15 76 67 9 0.0 2 1 0 1 5 5 5 0 6
2000 KC 16 81 73 8 2.0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 8
2001 KC 16 87 74 13 1.0 1 0 0 3 48 16 25 0 4
2003 KC 16 76 58 18 0.0 3 1 0 3 125 42 79 2 11
2004 KC 10 41 35 6 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2005 KC 7 2 2 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career 128 534 434 100 5.0 12 4 0 15 282 19 79 2 48

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Safety Jerome Woods to retire as a member of the Kansas City Chiefs KCChiefs.com, 7 June 2007.
  2. ^ "Jerome Woods Stats". ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved 24 March 2014.