Rod Woodson is considered one of the greatest defensive backs to ever play the game. A former cornerback and safety, Woodson played in the NFL for seventeen seasons living a football life that included a Super Bowl championship and an induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Woodson accepted a full scholarship to play football at Purdue University, in part because of a desire to pursue a degree in electrical engineering. He played primarily as a defensive back and kick returner, but also saw time on offense as a running back and wide receiver. He was named an All-American defensive back in 1985 and 1986, and was a three time All-Big Ten first team selection.
In 1987, Woodson was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers as the 10th overall draft pick. He returned punts and played cornerback for Pittsburgh through the 1996 season. In addition to being a world-class football player, Woodson was also a World-Class 110 meter hurdler.
Following the 1996 season Woodson played for three more teams from 1997-2003, making stops with the San Francisco 49ers, Baltimore Ravens, and Oakland Raiders. He is remembered later in his career as being one of the few cornerbacks in the history of the game to successfully make the transition from cornerback to safety. He won Super Bowl XXXV with the Ravens, and appeared in his third career Super Bowl with the Oakland Raiders. In the Raiders 2002 Super Bowl season, the 37-year old Woodson led the NFL in interceptions (8) for the first time in his career.
All-time record 32 fumble recoveries 15 offensive and 17 defensive, 137 fumble return yards; 4,894 kickoff return yards; 2,362 punt return yards; and 17 touchdowns (12 interception returns, 1 fumble return, 2 kickoff returns, 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
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