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Overview

Woody Widenhofer

Date of birth
Jan 20, 1943

Birthplace
Butler, PA

Hometown
Riverview, MA

College
University of Missouri, Columbia

Summary
Robert “Woody” Widenhofer (born January 20, 1943 in Butler, Pennsylvania) is a former college football head coach and longtime NFL assistant. He has been announced as the head coach of the Alabama Dragons of the United National Gridiron League, a new minor league that was scheduled to begin play in February 2009, but whose debut has been delayed until March...
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Awards

Super Bowl Champion
Pittsburgh Steelers
1979, 1978, 1975, 1974

AFC Champion
Pittsburgh Steelers
1979, 1978, 1975, 1974

Coaching career
New Mexico State FootballDefensive Coordinator

Vanderbilt FootballHead Coach, Defensive Coordinator

Cleveland BrownsLinebackers Coach

Detroit LionsDefensive Coordinator

Pittsburgh SteelersDefensive Coordinator, Linebackers Coach

Minnesota FootballLinebackers Coach


Michigan State FootballDefensive Line Coach

Playing career
Trivia
  • 1984 Head Coach, Oklahoma Outlaws, USFL
  • 2009 Named Head Coach, Alabama Blackbirds, UNGL

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No. 13 Spartans Travel To Iowa Looking To Stay Atop Legends Division
First place in the Big Ten Legends Division is on the line Saturday when No. 13 Michigan State (7-2, 4-1) faces Iowa (6-3, 3-2) at noon in Kinnick Stadium. The game will be televised on ESPN2. | Twitter Updates | Listen Live (Spartan Sports Network) |
Michigan State University Athletics Department, Nov 10, 2011
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Notes from the Football SID's desk
All four of Vanderbilt's losses have come to teams ranked in the latest BCS Top 25 poll: No. 2 Alabama, No. 7 Arkansas, No. 9 South Carolina and No. 18 Georgia.
Vanderbilt University Athletics Department, Nov 03, 2011
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Postgame notebook: Dores roll the dice
It took a little while, but Vanderbilt eventually flexed its muscles in the second half as the Commodores scored the game's final 24 points to defeat Elon, 45-14, Saturday night in the head coaching debut by James Franklin. The Commodores jumped out to a 21-7...
Vanderbilt University Athletics Department, Sep 04, 2011
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Vanderbilt - Elon Post-game Notes
Vanderbilt beat Elon 45-14 in the opener for both teams Saturday night. Head Coach James Franklin became the first VU coach since 1997 to win his first game as the Dores head coach.
Vanderbilt University Athletics Department, Sep 04, 2011
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'Dores cruise 45-14 in Franklin's debut
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The James Franklin era began with a bang Saturday as Vanderbilt topped Elon, 45-14, at Vanderbilt Stadium.
Vanderbilt University Athletics Department, Sep 04, 2011
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Notes from the Football SID's Desk
Two hours and 20 minutes before kickoff, James Franklin's Commodores will start a new tradition by walking the length of Vandyville as they enter the team locker room. The walk - 'Dore Alley - will start at the intersection of Children's Way and Natchez...
Vanderbilt University Athletics Department, Sep 02, 2011
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Where are they Now: Chris Hutchinson
If you meet Chris Hutchinson today, you would believe he has been a Michigander all his life. The Houston, Texas, native made the trek from Cypress High School in 1989 and has never looked back.
University of Michigan Athletics Department, Sep 01, 2011
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Hoke Names Vollmar, Lopez to Administrative Positions
Head coach Brady Hoke has named Mike Vollmar as the associate athletic director for football and Bob Lopez as the director of football operations.
University of Michigan Athletics Department, Jan 28, 2011
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Updated athletic career information for Woody Widenhofer
Removed Woody Widenhofer from the 1969 Michigan State Spartans Football team roster.
  • Role was Assistant Coach.
  • Role was Defensive Line Coach.
by maddog48 Nov 07, 2010
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Football Media Center: Iowa
The No. 5/5 Michigan State football team (8-0, 4-0 Big Ten) will travel to Iowa City for a Big Ten showdown at No. 18/19 Iowa (5-2, 2-1) Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET. The game will be televised on ABC regionally and on ESPN in outer markets. | GAMEDAY COVERAGE:...
Michigan State University Athletics Department, Oct 29, 2010
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by thesemers Oct 15, 2010
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Vanderbilt-Northwestern postgame notes
Pregame Notes• Vanderbilt is in its 121st year of organized football.• Vanderbilt wore black jerseys with white pants and had names on the backs of their jerseys for the first time since the Commodores were coached by Woody Widenhofer in 2001.
Vanderbilt University Athletics Department, Sep 05, 2010
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Northwestern Beats Vanderbilt in Close Season Opener, 23-21
Dan Persa threw for 222 yards and three touchdowns to three different receivers, and Northwestern beat Vanderbilt 23-21 Saturday night in the only scheduled game this season between the Big Ten and the Southeastern Conference.
Northwestern-University Athletics Department, Sep 05, 2010
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Updated the main image for Woody Widenhofer
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by dk21 Apr 01, 2010
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Updated personal notes for Woody Widenhofer
Edited the personal notes for Woody Widenhofer.
  • Added trivia: "2009 Head Coach, Alabama Blackbirds, UNGL"
by dk21 Apr 01, 2010
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Updated personal notes for Woody Widenhofer
Edited the personal notes for Woody Widenhofer.
  • Added trivia: "1984 Head Coach, Oklahoma Outlaws, USFL"
by dk21 Apr 01, 2010
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Updated athletic career information for Woody Widenhofer
Added Woody Widenhofer to the 1961 Missouri Tigers Football team roster.
  • Set role to Linebacker.
Added Woody Widenhofer to the 1962 Missouri Tigers Football team roster.
  • Set role to Linebacker.
Added Woody Widenhofer to the 1963 Missouri Tigers Football team roster.
  • Set role to Linebacker.
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by dk21 Apr 01, 2010
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Updated athletic career information for Woody Widenhofer
Added Woody Widenhofer to the 1994 Cleveland Browns team roster.
  • Set role to Assistant Coach.
Added Woody Widenhofer to the 1990 Detroit Lions team roster.
  • Set role to Defensive Coordinator.
Added Woody Widenhofer to the 1991 Detroit Lions team roster.
  • Set role to Defensive Coordinator.
Added Woody Widenhofer to the 1992 Detroit Lions team roster.
  • Set role to Defensive Coordinator.
Added Woody Widenhofer to the 1974 Pittsburgh Steelers team roster.
  • Set role to Assistant Coach.
Added Woody Widenhofer to the 1975 Pittsburgh Steelers team roster.
  • Set role to Assistant Coach.
Added Woody Widenhofer to the 1976 Pittsburgh Steelers team roster.
  • Set role to Assistant Coach.
Added Woody Widenhofer to the 1977 Pittsburgh Steelers team roster.
  • Set role to Assistant Coach.
Added Woody Widenhofer to the 1980 Pittsburgh Steelers team roster.
  • Set role to Defensive Coordinator.
Added Woody Widenhofer to the 1981 Pittsburgh Steelers team roster.
  • Set role to Defensive Coordinator.
Added Woody Widenhofer to the 1982 Pittsburgh Steelers team roster.
  • Set role to Defensive Coordinator.
Added Woody Widenhofer to the 1983 Pittsburgh Steelers team roster.
  • Set role to Defensive Coordinator.
Added Woody Widenhofer to the 1969 Michigan State Spartans Football team roster.
  • Set role to Assistant Coach.
Added Woody Widenhofer to the 1995 Vanderbilt Commodores Football team roster.
  • Set role to Defensive Coordinator.
Added Woody Widenhofer to the 2006 New Mexico State Aggies Football team roster.
  • Set role to Defensive Coordinator.
Added Woody Widenhofer to the 2007 New Mexico State Aggies Football team roster.
  • Set role to Defensive Coordinator.
Added Woody Widenhofer to the 2004 Southeastern Louisiana Lions Football team roster.
  • Set role to Defensive Coordinator.
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by DaMan Oct 13, 2009
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Updated athletic career information for Woody Widenhofer
Added Woody Widenhofer to the 1993 Cleveland Browns team roster.
  • Set role to Assistant Coach.
Added Woody Widenhofer to the 1989 Detroit Lions team roster.
  • Set role to Defensive Coordinator.
Added Woody Widenhofer to the 1973 Pittsburgh Steelers team roster.
  • Set role to Assistant Coach.
Added Woody Widenhofer to the 1978 Pittsburgh Steelers team roster.
  • Set role to Assistant Coach.
Added Woody Widenhofer to the 1979 Pittsburgh Steelers team roster.
  • Set role to Defensive Coordinator.
Added Woody Widenhofer to the 1970 Michigan State Spartans Football team roster.
  • Set role to Assistant Coach.
Added Woody Widenhofer to the 1972 Minnesota Golden Gophers Football team roster.
  • Set role to Assistant Coach.
Added Woody Widenhofer to the 1971 Eastern Michigan Eagles Football team roster.
  • Set role to Assistant Coach.
Added Woody Widenhofer to the 1996 Vanderbilt Commodores Football team roster.
  • Set role to Defensive Coordinator.
Added Woody Widenhofer to the 2005 New Mexico State Aggies Football team roster.
  • Set role to Defensive Coordinator.
Added Woody Widenhofer to the 2003 Southeastern Louisiana Lions Football team roster.
  • Set role to Defensive Coordinator.
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by DaMan Oct 13, 2009
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Updated athletic career information for Woody Widenhofer
Removed from the team roster.
by DaMan Oct 13, 2009
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