Zac Woodfin

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Zac Woodfin
Southern Miss Strength and Conditioning Coach
Position:
Personal information
Date of birth: (1983-03-19) March 19, 1983 (age 34)
Place of birth: Montgomery, Alabama
Career information
College: UAB
Undrafted: 2005
Career history
As player:
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
As coach:
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com

Zac Woodfin (born March 19, 1983 in Montgomery, Alabama) is an American football coach and former linebacker. He was originally signed by the Green Bay Packers as an undrafted free agent in 2005, and went on to have stints with the Baltimore Ravens, Frankfurt Galaxy and the Houston Texans. Zac attended Prattville High School. He played college football at UAB.

College[edit]

In 2004, Woodfin recorded 15 tackles against Houston, he later received C-USA player of the week honors for his accomplishment.[1] He finished with a school-record of 372 tackles.

Pro career[edit]

During the 2005 Combine, Zac was clocked with 4.7 40 yard dash, 37-inch vertical jump and scored a 21 on the Wonderlic intelligence test. He was not selected in the 2005 NFL Draft, however he received training camp offers from the Chicago Bears and the Green Bay Packers.[2] On April 26, 2005 the Packers signed Woodfin and linebacker Roy Manning. Zac, and Wide Receiver Craig Bragg were released by the Packers on November 2, 2005.[3] After being cut by the Packers, Woodfin became a member of the New Orleans Saints practice squad. On December 9, 2005, Woodfin was signed to the practice squad after linebacker Ray Lewis was placed on injured reserve.[4] On June 20, 2006, Woodfin, along with quarterback Sonny Cumbie, linebacker Ricky Foley and defensive back Zach Norton, were released by the Baltimore Ravens.[5] On July 10, 2006 Zac and former Vikings' receiver Bethel Johnson signed with the Houston Texans.[6] He was drafted in the first round of the 2007 NFL Europe Draft by the Frankfurt Galaxy.

Post career[edit]

In 2006 Woodfin was an intern at UAB. He assisted with football, men's and women's basketball as well as track and field programs. In 2007, he volunteered for Alabama's football team to help assist with in-season training. After he was cut by the Texans, Zac was hired as a performance specialist at Athletes' Performance in Los Angeles. He worked with many clients who played for various organizations in the NFL, NBA, MLB and even Olympic athletes. His main focus was on off-season training for NFL veterans as well as Combine training for recently graduated college players including Sione Fua, Mason Foster and Taiwan Jones.[7] On February 22, 2011, Woodfin was hired by the Packers as a strength and conditioning assistant. He roles included designing, organizing and implementing strength and conditioning programs as well as speed and agility sessions.[8] He replaced former Strength and Conditioning specialist Dave Redding.[9] On January 22, 2014 Woodfin was hired by his alma mater UAB as head of the Blazers Strength and Conditioning Program.[10] The UAB football program was eliminated in December 2014. On December 29, Woodfin was reported to have accpeted the Head Strength and Conditioning job at the University of Southern Mississippi.

Personal life[edit]

Woodfin received a B.S. in exercise science from UAB. He is married to his wife Fawn,Has 2 children,and currently resides in Hattiesburg, Miss.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Players of the week - SEC and C-USA. (2004, Nov 16). The Commercial Appeal, pp. C.5-C5.
  2. ^ BOB McGINN and, T. S. (2005, Apr 26). Packers bite on leftovers; LBs highlight rookie free agents. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, pp. 05-05.
  3. ^ National scoreboard. (2005, Nov 02). Charleston Daily Mail, pp. 2.B-2B.
  4. ^ Transactions. (2005, Dec 09). New York Times, pp. D.6-6.
  5. ^ Transactions. (2006, Jun 20). New York Times, pp. D.6-6.
  6. ^ Rookie charged with assault. (2007, Jul 10). Chicago Tribune, pp. 6-6.
  7. ^ http://cheeseheadtv.com/blog/green-bay-packerswoodfin-gets-seal-of-approval-from-draft-prospects
  8. ^ http://www.acmepackingcompany.com/2011/2/20/2005209/packers-zac-woodfin-hired-as-new-strength-and-conditioning-coach
  9. ^ http://cheeseheadtv.com/blog/green-bay-packers-hire-woodfin-as-strength-and-conditioning-coach
  10. ^ http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2014/01/bill_clark_accepts_the_challen.html