Tony Woodruff

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Tony Woodruff
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Position: Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1958-11-12) November 12, 1958 (age 62)
Hazen, Arkansas
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:178 lb (81 kg)
Career information
College: Fresno State
NFL Draft: 1982  / Round: 9 / Pick: 244
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics as of 1984
Receptions:36
Receiving yards:554
Receiving TDs:5
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Anthony DeWayne "Tony" Woodruff (born November 12, 1958 in Hazen, Arkansas) is a former American football wide receiver who played for three seasons in the National Football League for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1982 1984. He was a member of the San Francisco 49ers during training camp in 1986. He was drafted by the Eagles in the ninth round of the 1982 NFL Draft. He played college football at Fresno State.

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Professional career

Philadelphia Eagles

Woodruff was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the ninth round of the 1982 NFL Draft. He played in only one game in 1982. On July 17, 1983, Woodruff broke his collarbone while attempting a diving catch during the first practice session of training camp, and missed the next eight weeks. [1] He was waived on September 2, 1985. [2]

San Francisco 49ers

Woodruff signed with the San Francisco 49ers on June 25, 1986, [3] but was released on August 16 during training camp. [4]

Arrest

Woodruff was arrested on a cocaine possession charge on May 9, 1986 when police found six grams of cocaine in the car he was driving, shortly before he was signed by the 49ers. He was ordered to stand trial on January 8, 1987. [5] He was placed in a drug diversion program in his hometown of Fresno, California to avoid prosecution. [6]

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References

  1. "Eagle cornerback breaks collarbone". St. Petersburg Times . West Chester, Pennsylvania. July 18, 1983. p. 6C. Retrieved 2010-02-10. The Philadelphia Eagles lost the services of second year wide receiver Tony Woodruff for up to eight weeks after he broke his collarbone Sunday in the team's first practice session.
  2. "Holiday transactions". Evening Independent . September 3, 1985. p. 2-C. Retrieved 2010-02-10. PHILADELPHIA EAGLES—Waived Tron Armstrong, Tony Woodruff, Rodney Goosby and Herbert Harris, wide receivers, Jeff Christensen, quarterback, Jon Kimmel, linebacker, Steve Rogers, tackle, and Lawrence Sampleton, tight end.
  3. "Transactions". The Dispatch . June 26, 1986. p. 15. Retrieved 2010-02-10. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS- Signed Tony Woodruff and Eric Mullins, wide receivers, Kevin Reach and Robert Tavachino, center-guards, and Alan Leff, kicker.
  4. "Reese, Woodruff among eight waived by 49ers". The Modesto Bee . Rocklin. Bee news services. August 17, 1986. p. E-6. Retrieved 2010-02-10. Getting their pink slips were defensive end Booker Reese, former Fresno State wide receiver Tony Woodruff and former Merritt College running back Elton Veals.
  5. "Mackovic Takes KC to Playoffs, Then Gets Fired". Sarasota Herald-Tribune . January 9, 1987. p. 3C. Retrieved 2010-02-10. Former Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Tony Woodruff was ordered Thursday to stand trial on a charge of possessing cocaine.
  6. Sheehy, Kathy (June 17, 1987). "Gretzky re-signs for 5 years". The Palm Beach Post . Palm Beach Post Wire Services. p. 2C. Retrieved 2010-02-10. Former Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Tony Woodruff was placed in a drug diversion program in Fresno, Calif., allowing him to avoid prosecution on a charge of possessing cocaine. Woodruff, 27, had been charged with possessing 6 ounces of cocaine.