Former Toledo quarterback Logan Woodside was selected by the Cincinnati Bengals in the seventh round of the 2018 NFL Draft Saturday.
Woodside, the 249th overall pick of the draft, is the fourth Rocket to be drafted in the last two years. Kareem Hunt, Michael Roberts and Treyvon Hester were selected in last year’s draft.He is also the first Rocket QB to be drafted since Bruce Gradkowski was chosen in the sixth round of the 2006 draft.
“I’m just feeling a lot of excitement and enjoyment right now,” Woodside, a native of Frankfort, Ky., said. “I’ve always wanted to be able to play near home, and to be drafted by the Bengals is a dream come true.”
Woodside also mentioned that he’s been so anxious today that he had to walk around the neighborhood just to calm down and relax, saying that Bengals Head Coach Marvin Lewis called him shortly after he returned home.
Woodside finished his four-year Toledo career as the Rockets’ all-time leading passer, throwing for 10,514 yards. He also set school records for touchdown passes (93) and passing efficiency (162.9). A two-time, first-team All-Mid-American Conference selection, Woodside was 29-9 as a starting QB. As a senior, he led the Rockets to an 11-3 record and a MAC Championship, throwing for 3,882 yards and 28 scores. He was named 2017 MAC Offensive Player of the Year and was honored with the Vern Smith Leadership Award, which is given annually to the league’s top player.
As a junior, Woodside shattered nearly every Toledo single-season record, throwing for 4,129 yards and leading the nation with 45 touchdown passes on his way to first-team All-MAC honors.