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Bear
Woods
#48 Linebacker
Bear
Woods
#48 Linebacker
Height 6'0
Weight 245 lbs
Birth Date (Age) 1987-01-22 (30)
Born Macclenny, FL
School Troy
INT / NAT INT
Defensive Tackles 126
Special Teams Tackles 0
Interceptions 2
Sacks 5

Transactions

2015: Signed an extension with the Alouettes on January 2.

2011: Signed with the Alouettes on September 28.

2011: Released by the Falcons on September 2.

2010: Signed with the Falcons on April 26.

 

Career

2015: Montreal Alouettes

After proving his worth as a key component of the Montreal Alouettes’ defensive squad in 2014, Woods started 2015 with an impressive opening game against the Ottawa REDBLACKS, in which he made eight defensive tackles. His season came to an abrupt halt midway through the second game of the year against the Calgary Stampeders on July 3, 2015. A right pectoral muscle tear forced him to undergo surgery.

 

2014: Montreal Alouettes

Woods was a key contributor in defensive coordinator Noel Thorpe’s squad last season where he was the CFL’s Most Outstanding Defensive Player finalist. After missing the team’s first six outings in 2014, he had an immediate impact when he returned to the roster and experienced his best career moments in the CFL. The Troy University product finished second in the league with 89 defensive tackles, including seven sacks. He was an integral part of a defence that lead the CFL with 47 turnovers. The international linebacker did not only excel at putting pressure, but also in coverage, picking off one pass this past season. The McClenny, FL native also forced two fumbles while playing on a regular basis on special teams where he made two other tackles. Woods kept going strong during the playoffs, where he recorded 21 defensive tackles, one interception and one forced fumble in only two games.

 

2012: Montreal Alouettes

Suffered a season-ending foot injury during the Alouettes’ training camp.

 

2011: Montreal Alouettes
Got his first start in the CFL in the East Final.

 

2010: Atlanta Falcons

Spent the year on the practice squad. Didn’t see any game action.

 

2009: Troy Trojans (NCAA)

Woods got 82 tackles, including 8 for losses and 3 sacks, during the year. He also forced 2 turnovers with 1 interception and a fumble forced.

 

2008: Troy Trojans (NCAA)

He finished the year with 108 tackles and 2 sacks in 10 games. His best game was against MTSU in which he registered 24 tackles and 2 sacks. He also recorded 17 tackles against LSU.

 

2007: Troy Trojans (NCAA)

Played in the 12 games of his team. He registered 21 tackles, a sack and 2 passes breakups. His best game was against FIU in which he got 6 tackles.

 

2006: Troy Trojans (NCAA)

Played in only one game during the season.

 

2005: Troy Trojans (NCAA)

Had 5 tackles in the games in which he played. His best game was against Florida Atlantic in which he got 2 quarterback hurries.

 

Personal

Got his first start in the CFL in the East Final in 2011 against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats at Olympic Stadium. In 2010 he spent the year on the Atlanta Falcons’ practice squad. His favorite leisure is playing the guitar.

 

Favorite artists: Gimme back my bullet (Lynyrd S), Stranglehold (Ted Nugent), Voodoo Child (S. Ray Vaughan)

Favorite movies: The Patriot,Young Guns, Dumb and Dumber

Favorite TV Show: Duck Dynasty, Shark Tank, Pawn Stars

Favorite Book:The Bible, Common Sense (Thomas Plaine), Atlas Shrugged (Ayn Rand)

Favorite actors: Rodney Dangerfield, Mel Gibson, Denzel Washington

Favorite leisures: Playing the Guitar

Favorite sports after football: Basketball

Person like to meet: Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Plaine, The Apostle Paul

Favorite school subject  History

Favorite city on the road:  Ottawa

Favorite vacation spot: Dillard, Georgia

Place most like to visit: Austin, Texas

Favorite video game Mario Kart 64

Favorite Montreal restaurant: Moe’s Diner

Home cooked meal: Slaw Dogs

Favorite Cartoon:TM Ninja Turtles

Favorite football player: Reggie White

Favorite time of the year: Easter, July 4th

Famous person they met: Charlie Pride

Studies: Sports and Fitness Management

 

Honours & Notables

Honours: 

CFL All-Star : 2014, 2016
East Division All-Star: 2014, 2016
Alouettes’ Most Outstanding Defensive Player : 2014, 2016

Alouettes’ Most Outstanding Defensive Player : 2016
East Division Most Outstanding Defensive Player : 2014, 2016

 

Milestones: 

1st game:    13-11-2011 vs HAM
1st tackle:    13-11-2011 vs HAM
1st interception: 24-10-2014 @ OTT

 

In one game:

Tackles: 13     23-11-2014 vs HAM (Eastern Final)
ST Tackles:  3     5-10-2013 @ EDM

 

Videos

Seasons

Defence

YEAR TEAM GP DT ST SACKS INT TD FF
2013
MTL 8 5 13 0 0 0 1
2014
MTL 12 89 2 7 1 0 2
2015
MTL 2 12 0 0 0 0 0
2016
MTL 18 126 0 5 2 0 3
Total
40 232 15 12 3 0 6

Game Log

Defence

DATE WEEK OPP DT ST SACKS INT TD FF
06-24
1 WPG 5 0 0 0 0 0
06-30
2 OTT 8 0 1 0 0 0
07-15
4 HAM 5 0 1 0 0 0
07-25
5 TOR 13 0 0 0 0 0
07-29
6 SSK 6 0 0 0 0 0
08-04
7 BC 6 0 0 1 0 0
08-11
8 EDM 9 0 0 0 0 0
08-19
9 OTT 6 0 1 0 0 1
08-26
10 WPG 8 0 0 0 0 0
09-01
11 OTT 8 0 0 0 0 0
09-09
12 BC 5 0 0 0 0 0
09-16
13 HAM 11 0 0 1 0 0
10-02
15 TOR 7 0 0 0 0 0
10-10
16 EDM 5 0 0 0 0 0
10-15
17 CGY 8 0 2 0 0 0
10-22
18 SSK 9 0 0 0 0 1
10-30
19 CGY 4 0 0 0 0 1
11-05
20 HAM 3 0 0 0 0 0
Total
126 0 5 2 0 3