Blue Hen Comes To The Bay
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – Add another one to the Blue Hen fraternity in the National Football League.
Blaine Woodson, a three-time All-CAA performer for the University of Delaware, inked a free agent deal with the San Francisco 49ers after participating at their rookie mini-camp last week.
Woodson is the second member of the 2017 squad to join the NFL ranks after defensive line mate Bilal Nichols was drafted by the Chicago Bears in last month’s NFL draft.
Woodson, a 6-2, 280 lb. native of Stroudsburg, Pa. (Stroudsburg HS), earned second team All-Colonial Athletic Association honors in 2017 after ranking fifth on the team with 55 tackles while adding three sacks and an interception. He started each of his final 44 games at Delaware and finished his career with 14.5 sacks for 75 yards and 21.5 tackles for loss for 89 yards.
He also earned second team All-CAA honors and was named the CAA Defensive Rookie of the Year as a redshirt freshman in 2014 and was a second team All-CAA selection as a sophomore in 2015.
This marks the fourth time in the past five years that at least two Blue Hens earned NFL contracts.