About Joe Woods
Age: 46 Hometown: North Vandergrift, Pa. Was a defensive back at Illinois State and graduated in 1992 with a degree in criminal justice. Has nearly 25 years of coaching experience, including 13 in the NFL with Tampa Bay (200405), Minnesota (2006-13), Oakland (2014) and Denver (since 2015). Began his coaching career as the defensive backs coach at Muskingum College in Ohio. Hired as Denver’s DBs coach in February 2015. Among notable DBs he has coached: Ronde Barber, Darren Sharper, Antoine Winfield, Xavier Rhodes, Charles Woodson, Chris Harris, Aqib Talib, T.J. Ward, Darian Stewart. The Broncos rank second in the NFL with 10 defensive touchdowns since the start of last season; seven were scored by defensive backs. The Broncos lead NFL in pass defense (192.7 yards allowed per game), interception return yards (284) and points off takeaways (103) heading into Sunday.