Dec. 1, 2006
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- - The University of Louisville will name its academic center within the Howard Schnellenberger Football Complex after Dwayne Woodruff, a former U of L and NFL defensive back ,who is currently a judge in Pennsylvania's Allegheny County.
Woodruff, who previously had his #10 jersey honored, played for the Cardinals from 1976-78 and collected 161 career tackles, while intercepting three passes. He recorded a career-best 97 tackles in 1977 as the Cardinals advanced to the Independence Bowl.
Woodruff was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the sixth round of the 1979 NFL Draft and had a very successful 12-year NFL career, winning a Super Bowl in 1979.
He will be honored during the Cardinals' Dec. 2 football game against Connecticut. The Dwayne Woodruff Academic Center houses computer work stations and study areas. The mission of the center will be to provide student-athletes with academic support, counseling, and promote community service and civic responsibility.
"This is a tremendous gift that Dwayne has given to our football program," said head coach Bobby Petrino. "You can't imagine the impact this facility will have on our football program, and I'm extremely grateful to Dwayne for his generosity. We always stress the importance of academics to our players and the commitment by Dwayne will only strengthen our support system."