The Journey of Josh Woodrum

Josh Woodrum

Credit: Salt Lake Stallions

 

Josh Woodrum is a starting quarterback for the Salt Lake City Stallions. But who is he? Where did he come from? What teams has he played for? Well, that’s what’s in this article.

School Career

Josh Woodrum was born on November 7th, 1992. He attended and played football at Cave Spring High School which is located in Roanoke, Virginia. 

He committed to Liberty which is located in his home state of Virginia. He redshirted his first year that started in 2011. The next year he became the starting quarterback which he kept all four years. Woodrum led the Liberty Flames to 3 consecutive Big South Conference Football Championships with an appearance in the FCS Playoffs In 2014. And after his 2015 season, he was heading to the draft. He was invited to play in the 2016 NFLPA Collegiate Bowl. He played along Carson Wentz. Woodrum was also only 1 of 2 Football Championship Subdivision quarterbacks to get an invitation to participate in the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, Indiana. 

He finished his college career with 833 completions for 10,266 yards, 61 touchdowns, and 30 picks. He also ran the ball 288 times for 424 yards and 16 touchdowns. 

NFL Career

Josh Woodrum’s NFL career out by being an undrafted free agent. He was soon signed by Giants after the draft. Following the Giants rookie camp, they released Woodrum. Josh Woodrum ended up only being in New York for three days. After getting waived by the Giants, Colts claimed Woodrum off of waivers. Unfortunately, they did waive him. 

Almost four months after that, the Chicago Bears signed Woodrum to There practice squad. Less than a month after, he was released. On January 2, 2017, Josh Woodrum signed a future/reserved contract with the Buffalo Bills but was waived in May of 2017. Josh Woodrum than signed with the Baltimore Ravens. 

He played his first preseason and went 25 for 36, 321 yards, and four total touchdowns. He was waived after that. Woodrum quickly signed and was released by the Cleveland Browns in 4 days. The final team he played for in the NFL, was the Baltimore Ravens again. He was signed to there practice squad. He was there for almost a full year being waived. He never had a snap in a regular season NFL game. 

AAF Career

That wasn’t it from him though. On November 27th, 2018, the Salt Lake City Stallions selected Josh Woodrum in the Quarterback Draft with the eighth-overall pick. He started in the Stallions first game against the Hotshots and threw for 103 yards, one touchdown, and one interception. That was before leaving the game in the second half with a hamstring injury.

Credit: Salt Lake Stallions

So far, Woodrum has thrown for 1295 yards, 6 touchdowns, 5 2 pt. conversions, and 6 interceptions. 

Woodrum can be a great quarterback, but he has to limit the turnovers. 6/6 touchdown to interception ratio is not great. If he gets that under control, he will be a great quarterback. 


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