11 Dillon Woodruff
11 Dillon Woodruff
Height: 6-2
Weight: 221
Year: R-Sr.
Hometown: Christiana, Tenn.
High School: Riverdale
Position: ILB

2016 —  Played in nine games and registered a pair of starts at middle linebacker, stepping in for the injured Carl Rider against both Kennesaw State and Samford...tallied a career high 16 tackles versus Kennesaw State and five stops against Samford...did not see action in the Paladins’ first two games against Michigan State and The Citadel...named to the SoCon Academic Honor Roll.

2015 — Made the switch from quarterback to strong safety, where he played in 10 games and made one start in season opener against FCS nationally fifth-ranked Coastal Carolina...tallied season high six tackles and pass deflection versus the Chanticleers...had three stops versus Virginia Tech and four tackles against Western Carolina.

2014 — Was called on for duty early when returning starting quarterback Reese Hannon sustained a fractured ankle in the third quarter of Furman’s season opening, 13-3 win over Gardner-Webb...registered a run for 24 yards and completed 3-of-4 passes for 28 yards against the Bulldogs in advance of his first of four consecutive starts — the first coming the following week in the Paladins’ 25-20, SoCon season opening 25-20 win at Mercer (14x29, 228 yards)...threw a 43-yard touchdown strike to Chad Scott versus Presbyterian...in all saw action in eight games...completed 59-of-117 passes for 731 yards and three touchdowns...ran for 125 yards...named to the SoCon Academic Honor Roll.

2013 — Earned the start in Furman’s season opener against Gardner-Webb following a preseason injury to returning starter Reese Hannon...start was the first by a true freshman at Furman since 1956 (Billy Baker vs. George Washington)...completed 7-of-16 passes for 123 yards and a touchdown against Gardner-Webb...touchdown pass covered 70 yards to Gary Robinson...sustained a shoulder injury in the contest and lost for the year...was awarded a medical redshirt following the season...named to the SoCon Academic Honor Roll.

High School: 2013 graduate of Riverdale (6A) High School...football coach was Ron Aydelott...played quarterback and free safety...registered 6,431 yards total offense and 74 touchdown responsibilities in three seasons as starting signal caller...ran 383 times for 2,440 yards and 45 TDs....completed 297-of-495 passes for 3,991 yards and 29 scores in his career...keyed Riverdale to a 13-1, district championship season in 2011 and was named Tennessee Sportswriters Association (TSWA) and Tennessee Football Coaches Association (TFCA) first team all-state...had his junior season end due to a torn ACL in state playoff quarterfinal that year versus Oak Ridge...bounced back with a solid 2012 campaign, throwing for 1,306 yards and 11 TDs and rushing for 500 yards and six scores on a 9-4 team...three-time all-district selection...played in the Tennessee Toyota East-West Shrine Game and with the Tennessee-Kentucky National Guard Border Bowl with current fellow Paladin Logan McCarter.

Personal:  Full name is Dillon Blake Woodruff...born May 13, 1994, in Murfreesboro, Tennessee...son of Carol and Woody Woodruff...has two brothers, Benjamin and Brayden, and two sisters, Kelsey and Mattie...physics major.