Rick Woods

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Rick Woods
No. 22, 20
Safety/Cornerback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1959-11-16) November 16, 1959 (age 55)
Place of birth: Boise, Idaho, United States
Career information
College: Boise State
NFL Draft: 1982 / Round: 4 / Pick: 97
Debuted in 1982
Last played in 1987
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Games played
started
71
27
Sacks 1.0
Interceptions 13
Stats at NFL.com

Rick L. Woods (born November 16, 1959 in Boise, Idaho) is a former professional football player, a defensive back in the NFL. He played safety and cornerback for six seasons for the Pittsburgh Steelers (1982–86) and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1987).

Woods grew up in Boise and played high school football at Boise High and college football at Boise State, where he was a standout defensive back and punt returner. He was a member of the I-AA national championship team in 1980, and the 1981 team that reached the national semifinals. As a punt returner at BSU, he rarely called a fair catch, earning him the nickname "Riverboat Gambler." In the 1982 NFL Draft, Woods was selected in the fourth round (97th overall) by the Pittsburgh Steelers.