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Justin

Woodley

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Linebacker
Height 6'1"
Weight 220
Year First Year
Hometown Chula Vista, Calif.
High School The Bishops School
Major Enrolled at Columbia College
Experience High School
School: CC
Birthdate May 17, 1998

Bio

2017

 

Saw action in all 10 games as a first-year defensive back … Listed on depth chart as a backup linebacker and also contributed on special teams … Finished season with 19 total tackles (10 solo), two interceptions for 16 yards, 1.5 tackles for loss and one fumble recovery … Scored touchdown after he recovered a blocked punt in the end zone, made four tackles (three solo) and broke up pass in season finale vs. Brown (Nov. 18) … Made a career-high six tackles (two solo) vs. Harvard (Nov. 4) … Made two solo tackles at Yale (Oct. 28) … Registered two tackles at Dartmouth (Oct. 21) … Named the Ivy League Rookie of the Week after he intercepted two passes and made two tackles in win over Penn (Oct. 14) … Recovered fumble and made one tackle at Marist (Oct. 7) … Made first career tackle vs. Georgetown (Sept. 23) … Saw first career game action in season opener vs. Wagner (Sept. 16).

 

HIGH SCHOOL

 

A 2017 graduate of The Bishops School in La Jolla, Calif. where he played four years of varsity football for head coach Joel Allen … Three-time First Team All Coastal League selection … Named Defensive Most Valuable Player of the Coastal League as a senior in 2016 … Two-time San Diego CIF All-Academic Team selection (2015 and 2016) … Concluded four-year varsity career with 309 total tackles (188 solo), 22.5 sacks, nine interceptions, three fumble recoveries, four forced fumbles, scored 223 total points (31 touchdowns) and caught 116 passes for 1,742 yards and 25 receiving touchdowns … On defense, led team with 104 tackles (79 solo), seven sacks, four interceptions and two fumble recoveries and two forced fumbles and caught 59 passes for 833 yards and 13 touchdowns, scored 121 points on offense including 18 touchdowns (13 receiving, two interception returns, two rushing and one fumble return, a two-point conversion, eight PATs and a field goal) as a senior … Two-time team captain … Played middle linebacker on defense and tight end on offense … Played in an offense that scored 44.2 points per game and amassed 6,179 total yards of offense … Led the Knights to the CIF Class 3A state championship game, a 14-1 record, 14-game win streak, No. 2 state ranking, Coastal League championship, CIF San Diego Section Division III title as a senior … Team dropped the state title game to Oakdale despite his interception in the end zone, one of a nation-leading 39 interceptions on the year … Honored by the San Diego Union Tribune High School as a Player of the Week after registering seven tackles and catching four passes for 58 yards and a touchdown in a win over Cerritos Christian … Played in the San Diego vs. Inland Empire All-Star Game … Named to the Preseason All-San Diego Secondary Football Team prior to his senior year … Finished with 101 tackles (62 solo), 10 sacks, two interceptions and a forced fumble on defense with 36 receptions for 629 yards and four touchdowns receiving as a junior … Led the Knights to an 8-5 record and state playoff appearance as a junior … Made 94 tackles (36 solo), 5.5 sacks and two interceptions on defense and caught 20 passes for 280 yards and eight touchdowns on offense as a sophomore … Helped guide his high school team to a perfect 14-0 record, CIF Class 3A state championship, Coastal League title and sectional championship as a sophomore … Rated a two-star recruit by Rivals.com, Scout.com and 247sports … Played three seasons of varsity basketball … Four-sport athlete who earned 11 varsity letters … Averaged 8.5 points and 5.8 rebounds per game as a sophomore … Averaged 14.5 points and 5.1 rebounds per game as a freshman … Also competed in lacrosse (defender) and volleyball (setter) as a freshman … Two-time Honor Roll student … Volunteered as a Peer Leader.

 

PERSONAL

 

Born Justin Slattery Woodley on May 17, 1998 in San Diego, Calif.… Son of Dwain Woodley and Stephanie Slattery … Has a sister Jordan … Father played four years of basketball at McDaniel College … Played on same high school as Columbia specialist Chris Alleyne … Favorite sports figure is Michael Jordan … Committed to Columbia on January 9, 2017 … Chose Columbia for its academic excellence and the opportunity to be a part of the resurgence of Columbia football … Chose Columbia over Brown, Cornell, Harvard and Yale and recruited by Michigan, UCLA, Southern California, UC-Davis, Arizona, Arizona State, Arkansas, Boston College, Colorado, Colorado State, Duke, Hawaii, Kansas State, Nevada, North Carolina, Northern Arizona, Northwestern, Oregon, Purdue, San Diego, San Diego State, Temple, Texas, UNLV, Utah, Utah State, Washington and Holy Cross … Enrolled at Columbia College.

HIGHLIGHT VIDEOS

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Highlight: Very Special Teams
Columbia Top 5: Week of October 9-15, 2017
Interview: Turnover Machines - Michael Murphy & Justin Woodley