Donovan Woods Signs With Steelers
Donovan Woods
Donovan Woods

Posted Apr 28, 2008


Former Oklahoma State linebacker Donovan Woods is the first known Cowboy player from this year's rookie class to sign a free agent contract with the NFL. Woods signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers shortly after the end of the NFL Draft, according to a family source.

Woods, who led the Cowboys in tackles last season with 82 total, six tackles for loss, two sacks, an interception, and two forced fumbles, was also the Defensive MVP in Oklahoma State's 49-33 win over Indiana in the Insight Bowl.

Woods, who is 6-2, 235 pounds, also played quarterback and safety during his Cowboy career. Several teams had shown interest in Woods who tested well on the OSU Pro Day, but it was the Steelers that employ a 3-4 defense that made the strong move to sign the former Millwood High School star from Oklahoma City.

Woods is the third member of his family to sign an NFL contract. His older brother Rashaun was a first-round pick in the NFL Draft in 2003 of the San Francisco 49ers. His other older brother, D'Juan, is currently a wide receiver with the Jacksonville Jaguars.


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