Burlington’s DJ Woodbury Has Enjoyed a Big Senior Year

by Marc Narducci | Apr 3, 2020
Burlington’s DJ Woodbury Has Enjoyed a Big Senior Year

Senior DJ Woodbury of Burlington City has enjoyed dominating seasons in two sports. The 6-foot, 182-pound athlete has accepted a football scholarship to Temple but his senior basketball season was also one for the ages.

Of course, he excelled in the fall on the football field. One of Woodbury’s best traits is his versatility. He was able to line up at quarterback, running back and receiver while also playing safety on defense. He was recruited to be a defensive back at Temple.

In the fall, Woodbury was an all-West Jersey Football League Freedom Division selection. He was the driving force in leading Burlington City to the WJFL Freedom Division crown. The Blue Devils finished with a 7-3 overall record and were 5-0 in the Freedom, one game ahead of perennial contender Florence, which was 4-1. Burlington City beat Florence, 35-0.

In that game, Woodbury rushed for 162 yards and two touchdowns on 11 carries. He also completed 6 of 8 passes for 105 yards.

Even in defeat, he stood tall, during a 29-26 loss to an excellent Delran team, he completed 12 of 21 for 192 yards and three touchdowns.

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The Blue Devils qualified for the Central Jersey Group 1 playoffs, losing to Buena in the first round. Burlington City then finished its season with a 28-14 Thanksgiving win over long-time rival Palmyra.

Woodbury got the scoring going with a 10-yard scoring pass to Jameel Morris.

During his senior year Woodbury was responsible for 26 touchdowns and also intercepted seven passes.

In basketball, he was the driving force in Burlington City’s 27-4 record that included a Central Jersey Group 1 championship.

Burlington City then beat Penns Grove, 61-58 in the state Group 1 championship, but the NJSIAA then cancelled the season due to the coronavirus pandemic.

As a senior Woodbury averaged 19 points per game.

Woodbury’s biggest scoring game this season came in an 81-62 Central Jersey Group 1 semifinal win over Middlesex when he scored 40 points.

During Burlington City’s 73-55 win over Bound Brook in the Central Jersey Group 1 championship, Woodbury scored 25 points.

According to a local source, Woodbury became Burlington City’s all-time leading scorer, breaking the mark of Derrick Price, a 2007 graduate who scored 1,639 points

He then added 20 points in the state Group 1 championship over Penns Grove. That would end his career scoring total at 1,671 points.

Now he is preparing for his career at Temple after having fall and winter sports seasons to remember.

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Author: Marc Narducci

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