Hall of Fame Inductees, by Year Danny Woodhead- North Platte

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Athlete- 2019   (2004)

You couldn’t overlook Danny Woodhead once he stepped on the field.  Scoring 28 points in a quarter in basketball, earning All-State honors in soccer and placing in the 100 meters at the state track meet, Woodhead stood out for the North Platte Bulldogs.  But the football field was where he towered over the competition.  A three-time All-State selection, he set Class A career records for points, touchdowns and yards; the season record for points; and the single-game record for touchdowns.  At 5-foot-8, he was considered too short for major college football, but at Chadron State he became college football’s All-Time leading rusher with 7,962 yards and twice won the Harlon Hill Trophy.  He went on to play 10 years in the NFL for the Chargers, Patriots, Jets and Ravens, finishing with nearly 5000 all-purpose yards and 32 touchdowns.