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Exclusive: Hear from former Northwood Falcon and Grambling Tiger on becoming defensive coordinator for the Carolina Panthers

Eric Washington's interview with Real Shreveport Sports

  • Tyler Moody and Joel Rodgers


Eric Washington was recently named the Carolina Panthers new defensive coordinator, but his journey started long before coaching in the NFL.

In 1987, Eric Washington graduated from Northwood high school and went on to attend Grambling State University.  At Northwood, he was coached by Jerry Burton. At Grambling, he played under legendary coach Eddie Robinson.

For the past seven seasons Washington served as defensive line coach for the Carolina Panthers. A defensive line that led the NFL in sacks from 2012-present.

Coach Washington joined Tyler Moody and Joel Rodgers Friday morning on Real Shreveport Sports, “Moody in the Morning” to discuss him becoming the defensive coordinator, how he plans to defend quarterbacks in the NFC South, and what it was like playing under Coach Eddie Robinson.

The interview was made possible by Northwood’s current principle, and Washington’s quarterback in high school, Shannon Wall.

Enjoy the interview, we sure did.



Tyler Moody

After spending the last few years in television and radio, Tyler Moody comes to to head the sports’ department. An Elysian Fields, Texas and Shreveport native, Tyler has followed sports in the area his entire life. From a young age, his love for pure competition grew year after year. “Moody” attended high school in Shreveport at the athletic powerhouse that is Evangel Christian Academy. He was a starting pitcher and garnered multiple all-state accolades along with a 2009 state championship as an Eagle. He has taken the knowledge gained on the field and applied it to his career in sports. An avid fantasy sports player, Moody has become the go-to guy for fantasy talk and advice in the Ark-La-Tex. Now, he hopes to continue to grow into Shreveport’s go-to for area sports.

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