LINCOLN, Neb. (KNOP) - North Platte native, and North Platte high school class of 2003 Danny Woodhead was inducted into the Nebraska High School Sports Hall of Fame over the weekend.
North Platte high school, and Chadron State graduate Danny Woodhead was inducted into the Nebraska High School Hall of Fame on Sunday (Credit: Dan Corey/KOLN)
Of the honor, Woodhead said, "North Platte is where it started and it's a really cool honor to be recognized in your career. I had a lot of a lot of great friends that I was able to play sports with and to have those guys be part of it, I mean, there's so many people that I could name."
In Woodhead's senior season at North Platte, the team went undefeated in the regular season, but lost to Millard North in the Class A semifinal.
After graduating, Woodhead attended Chadron State College, where he became the first ever recipient of a full athletic scholarship for the school, and won the Harlon Hill Trophy, the Division II equivalent to the Heismnan, two times; a feat that has only been done two other times.
Woodhead graduated from Chadron State in 2008, as the NCAA all-tine, all-division rushing leader (a title he held for just over a year), and was signed by the New York Jets as an undrafted free agent.
Woodhead played 10 seasons in the NFL for the Jets, New England Patriots, San Diego Chargers, and Baltimore Ravens before retiring in 2017.
As a member of the Patriots, Woodhead played in Super Bowl XLV against the New York Giants, rushing for 18 yards, and catching four passes for 42 yards in a touchdown in the loss.