Danny Woodhead speaks at Boys Town

New England Patriots running back Danny Woodhead is preaching the virtues of hard work to students at Boys Town.

Woodhead spoke to students at the world-renowned home for troubled youth on the west side of Omaha on Tuesday. The diminutive Woodhead became the leading rusher in any division of the NCAA while at Chadron State in western Nebraska.

He went undrafted in 2008 but signed with the Jets. He signed with the Patriots after getting cut early last season. Now he's a fan favorite and pivotal member of a potent offense. Woodhead said after his talk that he is approaching the offseason as if there were no NFL lockout. He says he's working out and staying in shape, assuming the season will start on time.