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Wooden joined the Chargers in 2013 and oversees the team’s pro and college scouting departments.
Prior to Los Angeles, he spent 16 seasons with the New York Jets (1997-12), including the last six as their assistant director, player personnel. He originally joined the Jets in 1997 and served as a pro personnel assistant (1997-98), pro scout (1999-00), senior pro scout/AFC (2001-02), assistant director of pro scouting (2003) and director of pro scouting (2004-06).
A native of Hartford, Conn., Wooden started two seasons at outside linebacker at Syracuse. The Orangemen went to five bowl games during his time with the team and posted back-to-back 10-2 seasons during his junior and senior seasons, finishing both years ranked nationally in the Top-10. After graduating with a degree in sociology, he went to training camp with the Arizona Cardinals in 1993.
Wooden and wife, Sarah, have two daughters.
Wooden’s older brother, Terry, played nine seasons in the NFL as a linebacker, including one each with Oakland and Kansas City, and seven with Seattle. He currently works as a college scout for the New Orleans Saints.