Summer 2024

Danny Woodhead puts God first in completing decade long NFL career

Danny Woodhead announced his retirement from the NFL late Friday Night on social media.

“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!”

Woodhead had 4,936 total yards with 32 career touchdowns in his nine NFL seasons with the Jets, Patriots, Chargers and Ravens.

Danny was a member of the 2011 New England Patriots team that won the AFC and in Super Bowl XLVI, Woodhead caught a 4-yard touchdown reception from Tom Brady in their 21-17 loss to the Giants.

Woodhead’s best season came in 2015 with San Diego when he led all running backs with 755 receiving yards and almost 1,100 yards from scrimmage.

Woodhead finished his career in Baltimore, where he signed a 3-year deal in 2017, but was only able to play one injury-riddled season.

Danny has shared his testimony with the Rock Church in San Diego back in 2015.

“All these so-called struggles, that’s what I keep going back to, ‘ok Lord, I can trust you, I surrender,'” Woodhead told pastor Miles McPherson. “Whatever you’re doing, I’m cool with, I’m going to be cool with because I surrender. I’m just going to try and live that. It’s a daily process but I’m doing it. When it’s all said and done, I got Him and that’s all I need.”

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