A two-year starter at linebacker at UAB and one of the best at his position nationally ... named to the 2004 preseason All-Conference USA first team ... tabbed to 2004 "Watch List" for Bronko Nagurski Award ... Woodfin has averaged 135 tackles per season each of the past two campaigns ... was among the list of "Watch List" candidates for the 2003 Butkus Award last season ... has already been tabbed to preseason Lombardi Award "Watch List" for 2004 ... has ranked among the top five in C-USA in total tackles the past two seasons ... currently tied for No. 2 all-time at UAB (with Izell Reese) in tackles with 276 ... enters 2004 just 13 shy of the record number of 289 held by Alan Willis (1994-97) ... has four interceptions in his first two seasons for UAB.
2003: Was standout performer for UAB during the season and earned a spot on the first-team All-Conference USA squad ... started all 12 games for the Blazers ... broke his own UAB single-season record for most tackles with 149, eclipsing the mark of 120 he established a year earlier as a sophomore ... recorded 94 solo hits ... ranked No. 3 in Conference USA in total tackles recorded ... led Blazers in tackles in six games and registered double-digit tackles in eight contests ... had a season-high 16 tackles in the Blazers' win over Tulane ... also had a tackle for loss, an interception and a forced fumble in the contest vs. the Green Wave ... recorded 14 tackles in contests vs. Baylor, Georgia and Army ... his two interceptions came against Troy State and Tulane ... recorded a team-high 12 tackles (10 solos), a pair of tackles for loss and a sack against Southern Miss.
2002: Had outstanding sophomore season for the Blazers as he established a then-UAB single-season record with 120 tackles ... earned second-team All-Conference USA honors, one of only two sophomores named to first or second-team honors ... his tackle total ranked No. 5 overall among C-USA defenders ... recorded 18 tackles for loss (-48 yards), second-best in UAB history behind Bryan Thomas' 21 (2001) ... also led team in sacks with five (-20 yards) ... recorded double-digit tackles in eight different games during the season, including a season-best 16 vs. Louisville ... had four tackles for loss against Southern Miss and 3.5 against Memphis ... recorded two interceptions during the year, including one vs. Houston that he returned 27 yards.
2001: Posted seven tackles for the season as a true freshman ... played in 10 games.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Prattville High School ... named to The Birmingham News "Best of The Rest" (Super Seniors Class of 2001) ... had 75 tackles, five sacks, and three forced fumbles as a senior ... team was 12-1 in 2000 ... was tabbed Defensive Player-of-the-Year by the Prattville Progress ... earned all-county honors by Prattville Progress as sophomore, junior and senior ... an all-metro team selection as junior and senior by Montgomery Advertiser ... coached by Bill Clark.
PERSONAL: Born March 19, 1983 at Montgomery, Ala. ... full name is Zachary Milton Woodfin ... son of Milton and Deborah Woodfin ... a health education major.