The city of North Platte, Nebraska has a population of just over 24,000 and is considered one of the tiniest media markets in America.
The odds that one member of their high school football team would make the NFL was an extreme long shot. That two would make it is even more improbable and that two would not only make it but wind up on the same team seems ludicrous. But that’s exactly the case here as
“It’s nuts,” said Woodhead. “It really is crazy. I never would have thought we’d be together in the NFL. It’s pretty cool for the city of North Platte.”
Woodhead was friendlier with Enderle’s older brother since they were the same age. But because of his friendship with the elder Enderle, the Chargers running back has known Nathan for as he puts it, “forever.”
“His brother and I were in the same class, and his brother was actually the starting quarterback my junior and season year,” he said. “I’ve known Nathan probably since seventh or eighth grade, or maybe even younger than that. So we grew up and knew each other really, really well.”
“I was really happy knowing he was here,” he said. “I hadn’t seen Danny in ages, but we did keep in touch. But I probably hadn’t seen him in person for seven or eight years.”
So how different is Woodhead from the kid he remembered growing up in North Platte?
“Danny is the same dude,” Enderle said. “He is the same guy off the field and the same player on it, so it’s like traveling back in time. It’s weird, but it’s been a lot of fun.”
Be sure to check out Woodhead and Enderle at the remaining open practice dates and FanFest this Saturday. Click here for more information