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Acquired: Signed as a free agent by the Toronto Argonauts on May 31, 2017.
2017: Released by the Montreal Alouettes on May 29…Signed as a free agent by the Toronto Argonauts on May 31…Started 17 games at linebacker, missing one game due to injury…Led the team with 91 defensive tackles, adding one special teams tackle, four tackles for a loss, two sacks, and five quarterback pressures. Playoffs: Started the East Final vs. SSK, recording two defensive tackles. 105th Grey Cup: Started the 105th Grey Cup vs. CGY, posting four defensive tackles.
2016: Started in all 18 regular season games in his fourth season with the Als…registered a career-high 126 defensive tackles, five sacks, two interceptions and three forced fumbles en route to being named an East Division and CFL All-Star.
2015: Started in two games in his third season with the Alouettes before suffering a season-ending pectoral muscle tear…registered 12 tackles.
2014: Played in 12 games in his second season in Montreal…finished second in the CFL with 89 tackles, two special teams tackles, seven sacks, one interception and two forced fumbles…named Playoffs: Started in both the Eastern Semi-Final and Eastern Final…had 21 tackles and an interception in two games.
2013: Played eight games in his first full season with the Alouettes…notched five defensive tackles, 13 special teams tackles and a forced fumble with the Als.
2012: Missed the 2012 season after suffering a season-ending foot injury during training camp.
2011: Released by the Falcons on September 2…Signed as a free agent on by the Montreal Alouettes on September 28…spent the season on the team’s practice roster. Playoffs: Started first CFL game in the Eastern Final vs. Hamilton.
2010: Signed as a free agent by the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons on April 26…spent the season on the Falcons practice squad.
All-Star Selections: Div. – 2 (’14, ’16) | CFL – 2 (’14, ’16)
Awards: Most Outstanding Defensive Player, East Division (2016), Most Outstanding Defensive Player, East Division (2014)
First CFL Game: Nov. 13/11 EF vs. HAM
First CFL Def. Tackle: Nov. 13/11 vs. HAM (Marcus Thigpen)
First CFL INT: Oct. 24/14 at OTT (Henry Burris)
Most Def. Tackles/Game: 13 (Twice, Most recent: Jul. 25/16 at TOR)
Most Def. Tackles/Season: 126 (2016, MTL)
Most Sacks/Season: 7 (2014, MTL)
Played 34 games in four seasons (2006-09) at Troy University…registered 185 tackles (111 solo, 74 assisted), 18 tackles for a loss of 56 yards, six sacks, one forced fumble and seven pass knockdowns with the Trojans…had 82 tackles (45 solo, 37 assisted), eight tackles for a loss of 21 yards, three pass knockdowns, three sacks and one forced fumble as a senior
Bear Woods was born on January 22, 1987, in Macclenny, Florida. 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.