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bearhc
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Isn't Woodley deceased?





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Mie2cents
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Who took his place when Shula yanked him in the SB?


Stork






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RhodeIslandRed
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A lot of people from Shreveport say he was tougher and better than Bradshaw. He came to LSU and had to split playing time with Steve Ensminger who is from BR. The locals in Tiger Stadium would boo Woodley and I've read that he was deeply affected by it.

He was the youngest quarterback to ever start in a Super Bowl at age 24, and is also the youngest Super Bowl starting quarterback to die at age 44.

LINK

His story is tragic.



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drockw1
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He had like a 70-yard pass to Jimmy Cefalo on one of his first couple of passes for the first TD in Super Bowl XVII and then stunk things up after that...

RIP






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texastigerr
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He was a really intelligent guy. Great at pranks. Very high IQ. He majored in Computer Science. He could be pretty quiet some times. While at LSU I considered him a friend. Never saw him after our LSU days. Tragic.





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LCTigers69
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1981-82: "Woodstrock"

Woodley would often start games ... the veteran back-up who came in and rescued a lot of games was Don Strock.

Woodley's last game as a starter in Miami was at NO Saints in 1983. Marino took over in that game and for a long time thereafter. Woodley ended up being traded to Pittsburgh, where his career came to a screeching halt.






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BRAVEHEART
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He shared time with Steve Eminsinger (spelling)
The same Steve ENSMINGER that's our current tight ends coach.






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Ace Midnight
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A three year starter for LSU, LSU hall of fame,and started for the Miami Dolphins in Super Bowl 17. Why does no one ever talk about this guy?


Part of the reason is he split time with our current TE coach at LSU. John Riggins' great run at the end of Super Bowl XVII ended his chance at adding that to his resume - and the guy who replaced him as the starter for the Dolphins was a guy named "Marino" (or something like that.)

David had demons, one of which was alcohol. He didn't handle getting demoted and struggling the rest of his career. Once he quit playing football, any incentive for him to control his drinking was gone, as was his liver by 1992 and his life by 2003 - at the ripe old age of 44.

I enjoyed watching him play - and hearing my dad bitch about something called a "2-QB system", which I had previously not heard of.







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doze4
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Woodley was an enigma. Very introverted and a complex person. He would get booed in favor of Ensminger (Central High School, home town hero). Woodley was from North Louisiana. (Hardly would matter in todays game, but for some reason it mattered back then). Woodley was a more mobile quarterback. Ensminger was the drop back passer.

When the OP brought up Woodley's name, I immediately though back to an article I had read about him years ago after his passing. Googled the article and found it, interesting read.

LINK






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Malaysian Tiger
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He had a hell of an arm. I remember one night against Mississippi State he threw a pass that was unbelievable. I cannot remember who he threw it to and it was not a TD but I remember how far and how high the pass was. I said wow I did not know this guy had that arm!!





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Doc Fenton
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Reminds me of Winchell in that 1990 book Friday Night Lights. Of all the people talked about in John Ed Bradley's book, none were more interesting to me than Woodley. I think he probably had a similar personality to mine.

It's crazy to think that he was the youngest QB to ever start a Super Bowl, and yet there he was, leading the game going into the 2nd half, and even the 4th quarter. But, by God, looking at the stats, he just had an awful 2nd half. Must have been over-thinking.

From what I gather, he was always a sporadic up-and-down kind of passer. Shula wanted him for his legs as a temporary placeholder QB until he could get somebody better the next year. Old-timers seem to all say that Ensminger was the more consistent passer, but that Woodley was the better athlete.

I also recall hearing from my dad that former LSU D-lineman A.J. Duhe just had a monster playoff season for the Dolphins that year. I think that's why our family was pro-Dolphins when I was a kid.






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GarmischTiger
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Fricking love that book.
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If that's the case, I suggest you read more.
If you're expecting a book about LSU football, you'll be disappointed - like this guy, and many others who bash the book whenever it is brought up here.

It Never Rains in Tiger Stadium is not about LSU football. It's about how much football - and specifically playing football for Coach Mac at LSU - meant to Bradley, and how hard it was to stop playing. LSU football is in the background. The story is about Bradley, and to many he comes of as whiny and self-centered - which is valid.

There are glimpses into the Mac's last years at LSU, the team's dynamic, insights into several players and esoteric references to places and experiences in Opelousas, Baton Rouge and SEC road venues that diehard Tiger fans and South Louisianans will appreciate, regardless of the narcissism of the commentary.

Do yourself a favor and read it.






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doze4
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Another article about Woodley

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Doc Fenton
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I had that very article in mind when I made my post. It's so eerie to me, because on so many levels, I used to be just like that. Or maybe I still am. I don't know.


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Papa Tigah
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He had a very rough life after the dolphins. RIP





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doze4
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I had that very article in mind when I made my post. It's so eerie to me, because on so many levels, I used to be just like that. Or maybe I still am. I don't know.


You sported the purple "Keds" ?






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Doc Fenton
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No. Not that fricking part.





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doze4
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Good Times
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Old-timers seem to all say that Ensminger was the more consistent passer, but that Woodley was the better athlete.



This. Big arm, but lacked consistency. Played in the Mac era that believed in the 2qb system after losing his starting qb for several years in a row. Believed that with his DEFENSE, that all he needed was an experienced qb to "manage" the game. He played the odds conservatively. It worked against most, except against Da Bear.






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Bayoubred
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Saw Woodley play for Byrd a few times while I was in High School. He was an outstanding running QB that would just kill you at times with his long throws. I don't think any of the folks up here really thought he would go as far as he did though. RIP David.





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