Jamal Woods’ time at Illinois is not done just yet.

The senior defensive lineman has been with the Illini since signing as a part of the 2017 recruiting class. With a chance to come back for one more season, Woods will do just that and come back for a 6th year in 2022.

Woods announced his return via Twitter on Saturday.

Woods’ time in college has been limited by injuries. He posted 13 tackles and 4 TFL during 2021. For his career, Woods has 68 tackles, 17.5 TFL, and 1.5 sacks. His return brings more veteran leadership to the defensive line.