Petit mais costaud. Depuis 2009, Danny Woodhead a marqué la NFL en s’imposant malgré un petit gabarit.
Sur Instagram, ce samedi, le coureur annonce que la folle aventure est terminée.
Non-drafté en 2008, il a été coupé plusieurs fois avant d’être gardé par les Jets en 2009. Mais les verts l’ont coupé en 2010. Mauvaise idée, car le rival New England l’a récupéré pour le faire exploser. 547 yards au sol et 379 dans les airs pour sa première campagne à New England. Pendant trois saisons au total, il est un homme à tout faire de l’attaque menée par Tom Brady. Sur le plan statistique, c’est avec les Chargers qu’il signe sa meilleure saison. En 2013, il cumule 429 yards au sol et 605 dans les airs, avec 8 touchdowns au total.
Avec seulement deux matchs en 2016 et huit avec les Ravens lors de la saison écoulée, la fin a été plus discrète. Mais Woodhead restera un de ces petits joueurs au gros coeur qui séduisent le public.
Il part à 33 ans pour profiter de sa nouvelle vie.
10 years! Wow, God had crazy plans for a small little kid from North Platte, NE! It’s been a wild ride and feel so blessed He allowed me to do what I loved for so long. But now it’s time to say goodbye to the game I love. First, I want to thank my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! Without Him my career wouldn’t have been possible. He blessed me with the gifts and He paved the way. All I had to do was follow His plans for my life, and His plans were crazy awesome! Next, I want to thank my wife who has been by my side since freshman year of high school. She has been a rock through all the ups and downs. Sis, Willy, Mae Mae, and Hopie your daddy is going to be home a ton more and I can’t wait! Thanks to my Dad and Mom for always supporting me and showing me that God is first, then everything else will fall into place. Ben, Joel, and Anna thanks for preparing me for the NFL in our backyard games growing up. The dreaded in-laws Steve and Suzie for always being there for me. Chris Gittings (agent) you’re the best and thankful your my brother/uncle! Thank you Jets, Patriots, Chargers, and Ravens! Thanks to all my head coaches (Bob Zohner, Brad Smith, Bill O’Boyle, Eric Mangini, Rex Ryan, Bill Belichick, Mike McCoy, and John Harbaugh) who believed in me! To my rbs coaches (coach skiles, coach reiners, Jimmy Raye, A Lynn, Ivan, Ollie, Ridge, and Thomas) thanks for putting up with me. Thanks to all my teammates from high school till now. Without you guys I never would’ve become who I was as a player. To all my olinemen, you guys deserve the credit for anything that I received credit for. I thank you for helping make my career. To all the trainers, team docs, strength coaches, chiropractors, massage therapists, physical therapists, body gurus thanks for making sure I was on the field. To all the people who made my life easier at the facility (ops, pr, equipment staff, cafe workers, custodians) thanks and your work doesn’t go unnoticed. And how could i forget all my fans?! You’re the best and have always felt the love and support! I’m sure I’ve forgotten a few but know that I’m thankful for everything everyone has done on my journey.