|Born:||March 17, 1973|
|Height:||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight:||205 lb (93 kg)|
|High school:||Melrose (TN)|
|College:||Northwest Mississippi CC |
|NFL Draft:||1996 / Round: 1 / Pick: 28|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics|
With Kansas City, he produced 720 tackles (487 solo), 5.0 sacks (-27.0 yards), 15 interceptions for 282 yards with two touchdowns, 49 passes defensed, 29 QB pressures, four fumble recoveries and 11 forced fumbles. He added 27 special teams stops and 25 kickoff returns for 581 yards (23.2 avg.). His 720 career tackles with the Chiefs rank seventh in team history.
Woods attended Melrose High School and won the state championship his senior year playing quarterback and free safety. He holds the Tennessee record for interceptions in a game (4), season (20) and career (45). He also played basketball in high school, winning the state championship in his junior year. He averaged 16.3 points per game. He was also a high school All-American.
In college, Woods played two seasons at the University of Memphis after transferring from Northeast Mississippi Community College. In two campaigns with UM, he tallied 219 tackles, 10 tackles for loss, seven interceptions, 17 pass break-ups, three forced fumbles, and three fumble recoveries with one touchdown. He was a three-time All-American in college.
Woods made a remarkable comeback in 2003 to earn his initial Pro Bowl nod after missing the entire 2002 campaign with a broken right leg. Woods started all 16 games in 2003, recording 99 tackles (68 solo), three interceptions for 125 yards with two touchdowns, nine passes defensed, one fumble recovery and three forced fumbles.
He played in seven games in 2005, registering three tackles and three special teams stops. Woods enjoyed four triple-digit tackle campaigns with the Chiefs, including a career-high 132 tackles in his first year as a starter in ‘97. He also registered a career-best four interceptions that season as the Kansas City defense led the NFL in scoring defense by allowing just 14.5 points per game.
Upon his request, Woods was released by the Chiefs prior to the 2006 season. Woods could not find a new team to sign with for 2006, and on June 7, 2007, it was announced that the Chiefs had signed Woods to a one-day contract, allowing him to officially retire as a member of the Kansas City Chiefs. Woods moved to the club’s Reserve/Retired list on June 8, 2007.
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- Safety Jerome Woods to retire as a member of the Kansas City Chiefs KCChiefs.com, 7 June 2007.
- "Jerome Woods Stats". ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved 24 March 2014.