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Comeback Season a Career Year for Danny Woodhead

Have a look at Danny Woodhead's best moments from the 2015 season.

When the Chargers voted for their team awards, the players rightfully selected Philip Rivers as Most Valuable Player and Keenan Allen as Offensive Player of the Year.

Still, nobody would have argued if Danny Woodhead took home either of those honors.

Number 39 had a season to remember one year removed from a broken ankle that ended his 2014 campaign early in Week 3.

Not only did Woodhead lead the Bolts in a majority of offensive categories this year, but he set career-highs along the way with 80 catches, 755 receiving yards, six receiving touchdowns, 1,091 yards from scrimmage and nine total touchdowns. 

Equally impressive, he led all NFL running backs in receiving yards and tied for the most receptions.

Nonetheless, all of his individual success provides little comfort for Woodhead in a season in which the Bolts fell far short of their goal as a team.  He explained how his personal triumphs wouldn't mean much to him even if the Chargers had a winning record, save for one very important stat.

"I think it gets lost in the shuffle because it's not important even if we had a winning season," he said.  "It's not a huge thing to me, the individual (accomplishments).  Now, being out there and playing all 16 games with my teammates?  That was important.  That's something I looked at after being out all season.  I had the opportunity to be in every single game, and fight with my teammates every single game.  That right there means the most because I want to be out there helping any way I can."

Among incredible season numbers, Woodhead's finest individual performance came in the Chargers' 30-14 victory over the Miami Dolphins. He found the end zone a career-high four times that day, which tied for the second most in Chargers history and was the first four touchdown day since LaDainian Tomlinson in 2007.  Three of those scores came through the air, which is tied for the third most in team annals.

"Amazing," Head Coach Mike McCoy said at the time. "(He) never shocks you, right?... Phenomenal. A great route (on) the first touchdown there and then Philip (Rivers) made a great throw (with) good protection up front. That was executed to perfection, and that is what it's all about. He is a playmaker and we are very fortunate to have him here."

When he looks back on 2015, Woodhead will remember the character of the locker room.  While they didn't perform up to standards on the field, he believes the fact the team never lost its fight bodes well for the future.

"That's the group of guys we have," he said. "The type of people we have in this locker room.  I think when you do have a tough season like that; it shows who people really are.  We're blessed to have a lot of guys that really care and really want to fight for each other."

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