Rod Woodward

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Rod Woodward
Born:(1944-09-22)September 22, 1944
Vancouver, British Columbia
Died:September 27, 2016(2016-09-27) (aged 72)
White Rock, British Columbia
Career information
CFL statusNational
Height6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight200 lb (91 kg)
Career history
As player
19671969Montreal Alouettes
19701976Ottawa Rough Riders
1977Calgary Stampeders
1978Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star1975
CFL East All-Star1972, 1974, 1975

Rodney William Woodward (September 22, 1944 – September 27, 2016) was a defensive back in the Canadian Football League for twelve years. Woodward won the Grey Cup as a member of the Ottawa Rough Riders in 1973 and 1976. In 2009 he was sentenced to jail for "stealing $185,000 from two elderly clients to pay gambling debts" but his wife believes that this may have been a consequence of injuries he suffered during his football career.[1] He died in 2016 after a fall, having experienced the effects of dementia in his later years.[2][3]


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