Former Raptor Named Southland Defensive Player of the Year
Former Raptor Jonathan Woodard was named Southland Conference defensive player of the year.
Woodard earned his second SLC postseason award after being named the SLC Freshman of the Year in 2012. Woodard led the conference in sacks (10) and tackles for loss (18.5) and moved into second place in career sacks at UCA with 25.0, trailing only UCA Sport Hall of Famer Mike Coffman by just five heading into his senior season next fall.
Besides the Freshman of the Year honor in 2012, Woodard was a first-team All-SLC selection in both 2012 and 2013. He was named a finalist for the 2014 Buck Buchanan Award that goes to the top defensive player in the FCS.
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