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Encyclopedia > Rod Woodson
Rod Woodson
Position(s):
Cornerback, Safety
Jersey #:
N/A
Date of birth: March 10, 1965 (1965-03-10) (age 42)
Place of birth: Flag of the United States Fort Wayne, Indiana
Career information
NFL Draft: 1987 / Round: 1/ Pick 10
College: Purdue
Career highlights
Pro Bowls 11
Awards 1993 AP Defensive
Player of the Year

1993 UPI AFC Defensive
Player of the Year
Honors NFL 75th Anniversary
All-Time Team
NFL 1990s All-Decade Team
Records Most Interception yards
Most Interception touchdowns
Teams
1987-1996
1997
1998-2001
2002-2003
Pittsburgh Steelers
San Francisco 49ers
Baltimore Ravens
Oakland Raiders
Stats at CBS.com

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Early life

Rod Woodson began playing football as a boy in Fort Wayne, Indiana as a P.A.L Raider . After graduation from Snider High School in 1983, Rod was awarded a full scholarship to Purdue University. He starred at Purdue, winning All Big Ten and All American honors in 1985 and 1986. Woodson also starred in track, holding the NCAA record in the 60m Hurdles for ten years. Nickname: Location in the state of Indiana, USA Coordinates: , Country State County Allen Founded October 22, 1794 Incorporated February 22, 1840 Government  - Mayor Graham Richard (D)  - City Clerk Sandra Kennedy (D)  - City Council John N. Crawford (R) Samuel J. Talarico, Jr (R) John Shoaff (D) Tom Smith (R) Donald J... R. Nelson Snider High School is a secondary school in the Fort Wayne Community Schools system, serving the North Central and North East area of Fort Wayne, Indiana. ... Purdue redirects here. ...


Pro Football career

In 1987, Woodson was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers. He returned punts and played defensive cornerback for Pittsburgh through the 1996 season. A highlight came in 1995, when Woodson became the first player to return from reconstructive knee surgery in the same season. That year Barry Sanders caused him to tear his Anterior Cruciate Ligament without touching him(rather by juking him) in the first game and returned to play in the Super Bowl XXX between the Steelers and Dallas Cowboys just 19 weeks later. In that game, he broke up a pass intended for Michael Irvin, hopped up and pointed at his reconstructed knee. “Steelers” redirects here. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... “Pittsburgh” redirects here. ... The anterior cruciate ligament (or ACL) is one of the four major ligaments of the knee. ... Date January 28, 1996 Stadium Sun Devil Stadium City Tempe, Arizona MVP Larry Brown, Cornerback Favorite Cowboys by 13 1/2 National anthem Vanessa Williams Coin toss Joe Montana representing previous Super Bowl MVPs Referee Red Cashion Halftime show Diana Ross Attendance 76,347 TV in the United States Network... City Irving, Texas Other nicknames Americas Team, The Boys Team colors Royal Blue (PMS 661), Silver-Green (PMS 8280), Silver (PMS 8240), and Navy Blue (PMS 282) Head Coach Wade Phillips Owner Jerry Jones General manager Jerry Jones League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1960–present) Northern Conference (1960...


Woodson's career took a somewhat nomadic turn after free agency from Pittsburgh. Although he remained to raise his family in Pittsburgh he hopped between three additional franchises, becoming one of the few modern cornerbacks to successfully make a transition to the safety position, following in the footsteps of Ronnie Lott. Woodson signed with San Francisco for the 1997 season, Baltimore for the years 1998 to 2001 (where he won a Super Bowl), and the Oakland Raiders for 2002 and 2003 (where he appeared in his third Super Bowl). In the Raiders 2002 Super Bowl season, 37-year old Woodson led the NFL in interceptions (8) for the first time in his career. He was also a 6 time All-Pro selection. “Pittsburgh” redirects here. ... “Pittsburgh” redirects here. ... In American football and Canadian football, the termsafety can refer to: two positions in the most-common defensive backfield setup, the strong safety and the free safety, or a type of score, worth one or two points. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... City San Francisco, California Other nicknames Niners, The Red And Gold, Bay Bombers Team colors Cardinal red, metallic gold and black Head Coach Mike Nolan Owner Denise DeBartolo York and John York General manager Lal Heneghan Mascot Sourdough Sam League/Conference affiliations All-America Football Conference (1946-1949) Western Division... City Baltimore, Maryland Team colors Purple, Black, and Gold Head Coach Brian Billick Owner Steve Bisciotti General manager Ozzie Newsome Mascot The Ravens: Edgar, Allan, & Poe League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1996–present) American Football Conference (1996-present) AFC Central (1996-2001) AFC North (2002-present) Team history Baltimore... City Oakland, California Other nicknames The Silver and Black Team colors Silver and Black Head Coach Lane Kiffin Owner Al Davis General manager Al Davis League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–1969) Western Division (1960–1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970–present) AFC West (1970...


Retirement

Woodson was released by the Oakland Raiders on July 27, 2004 after failing his team physical. He has since officially retired, and has stated to the press that he has no desire to resume his career [1]. His replacement at free safety for the Raiders was Stuart Schweigert, who coincidentally, broke Woodson's career interception record at Purdue. is the 208th day of the year (209th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Defensive back (DB) is a player in American football whose role is primarily pass coverage; that is, the defensive back will stay near a receiver and try to deflect or intercept any passes thrown to him. ... The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ...


Playing success

Woodson is among the NFL's all time leaders in games played as a defensive back and interceptions. In his 17 NFL seasons, Woodson recorded 71 interceptions, 1,483 interception return yards, 32 fumble recoveries (15 offensive and 17 defensive), 137 fumble return yards, 2,362 punt return yards, and 15 touchdowns (12 interception returns, 1 fumble return, 2 punt returns). He holds the league record for interceptions returned for touchdowns with 12, and is tied with 11 other players for the record for most fumble recoveries in a single game(3). His 1,483 interception return yards are also an NFL record. His 71 interceptions rank second all time behind Paul Krause, who had 81.


Woodson was named to the Pro Bowl eleven times, a record for a defensive back. He was also the first player to earn trips to the Pro Bowl at cornerback, safety and kick returner.[2] He was named 1993's NFL Defensive Player of the Year by the Associated Press. In professional American football, the Pro Bowl is the all-star game of the National Football League (NFL). ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... The NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award is given by the Associated Press to the leagues most outstanding defensive player at the end of every NFL season since 1971. ... The Associated Press, or AP, is an American news agency, the worlds largest such organization. ...

National Football League stars of past and present participated in the ESPN Pro Bowl Skills Challenge, part of the ProBowl weekend, and put on a show for servicemembers in Hawaii at the J.W. Marriot Ihilani Resort and Spa, Feb. 10. The former greats kicked it off with the Alumni Air-It-Out flag football game. Steve Young (#8) and Michael Irvin (with ball) connected on several passes to defeatJohn Elway’s team. Woodson (26) is in the background.
National Football League stars of past and present participated in the ESPN Pro Bowl Skills Challenge, part of the ProBowl weekend, and put on a show for servicemembers in Hawaii at the J.W. Marriot Ihilani Resort and Spa, Feb. 10. The former greats kicked it off with the Alumni Air-It-Out flag football game. Steve Young (#8) and Michael Irvin (with ball) connected on several passes to defeatJohn Elway’s team. Woodson (26) is in the background.

In 1994, he was named to the NFL's 75th Anniversary Team. In 1999, he was ranked number 87 on The Sporting News' list of the 100 Greatest Football Players. The College Football News has also honored him as one of the 100 greatest players of the 20th century. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2698x1721, 3806 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Steve Young (athlete) Michael Irvin Rod Woodson Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2698x1721, 3806 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Steve Young (athlete) Michael Irvin Rod Woodson Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital... Jon Steven Young (born October 11, 1961 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA), is a former quarterback for the National Football Leagues San Francisco 49ers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and the Los Angeles Express of the short-lived United States Football League. ... John Albert Elway, Jr. ... This article is about the year. ... The Sporting News (TSN) is an American-based sports newspaper. ...


In 2007, he was ranked number 22 on USA Today list of the 25 best NFL players of the past 25 years. Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... USA Today is a national American daily newspaper published by the Gannett Company. ...


Woodson will be eligible for the Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio in 2009. Walhalla temple, Germany A hall of fame (sometimes HOF) is a type of museum established for any a field of endeavour to honour individuals of noteworthy achievement in that field. ... Canton is a city in Stark County, Ohio, United States. ...


He now works for the NFL Network on "NFL Total Access" with Rich Eisen. NFL Network is an American specialty channel owned and operated by the National Football League (NFL) and is also shown in Canada and Mexico. ... NFL Total Access is a television news program on the NFL Network. ... Image:Eisen1. ...


Since 1994, Woodson has operated an annual youth football camp, the Woodson/Fabini Football Camp, on the grounds of his former high school. He is also a partner in Woodson Motorsports, a BMW motorcycle dealership and repair shop in Fort Wayne. For other uses, see BMW (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Motorcycle (disambiguation). ...


Currently Woodson splits his time between NFL Network studios in Los Angeles and his home in Pleasanton, California. NFL Network is an American specialty channel owned and operated by the National Football League (NFL) and is also shown in Canada and Mexico. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... Location of Pleasanton within Alameda County, California. ...


Trivia

  • Woodson finished second to Darrell Green in the 1988 NFL Fastest Man Contest.[3]
  • Woodson is right-handed.
  • In a game against the Houston Oilers, Woodson hit Hall of Fame quarterback Warren Moon on a cornerback blitz.[5] The hit not only took Moon out of the game but gave him a concussion.[6]

Darrell Green (born February 15, 1960 in Houston, Texas) is a former NFL cornerback for the Washington Redskins from 1983 to 2002. ... This article is about the 1972 film. ... This article is about the list of religious and moral imperatives. ... City New Orleans, Louisiana Team colors Old Gold, Black, and White Head Coach Sean Payton Owner Tom Benson General manager Mickey Loomis Mascot Gumbo League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1967–present) Eastern Conference (1967-1969) Capitol Division (1967; 1969) Century Division (1968) National Football Conference (1970-present) NFC West... Harold Warren Moon (born November 18, 1956 in Los Angeles, California) is a former American and Canadian football quarterback who played for the Canadian Football Leagues Edmonton Eskimos and the National Football Leagues Houston Oilers, Minnesota Vikings, Seattle Seahawks and Kansas City Chiefs. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Barry Sanders (born July 16, 1968) is a Hall of Fame and Heisman Trophy winning American football running back who spent his entire professional career with the Detroit Lions of the NFL. Sanders is best known for being among the most prolific running backs in NFL history, but he retired...

External link

  • Rod Woodson at ESPN.com
  • Woodson's Stats

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