Woodhead gives heart, soul to dream

Short stature, small school, big injury -- none of them stopped Jets' third-year back

Updated: August 19, 2010, 6:49 PM ET
By Jane McManus | ESPNNewYork.com

CORTLAND, N.Y. -- You're too small. You'll never make it in the NFL.

No one ever dared to say it exactly like that, directly to Danny Woodhead. Yet Woodhead has heard it all his life.

The generously listed 5-foot-9, 195-pound running back wasn't recruited by a Division I school. He set the NCAA rushing record at Chadron State. When the New York Jets gave him a shot, signing him as a free agent after the 2008 draft, Woodhead sustained a torn ACL early in training camp.

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