by RUBY CHAVEZ
Charles Woodson, former NFL player, has decided to retire on December 21, 2015. Woodson was born on October 7, 1976 in Fremont, Ohio. Woodson attended the University of Michigan, where he played with the Michigan Wolverines football team from 1995-1997. Woodson became a starter just after the second game of his freshman year and played thirty-four straight games. He originally played as cornerback. He also returned punts and occasionally played wide-receiver.Woodson received several awards in his college career.
Woodson was drafted in the NFL back in 1998. He was Round 1 / pick 4. Woodson played with the Oakland Raiders from 1998-2005. He then moved with the Green Bay Packers from 2006-2012. Woodson ended his football career back with the Oakland Raiders from 2013-2015.
After Woodson’s first season in the NFL, he was named NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year. He started all sixteen games as a rookie, after becoming the Oakland Raiders first rookie since 1971 to be a starter. In 2003, he had the opportunity to play in the Super Bowl with the Oakland Raiders, although they lost.
On April 26, 2006, Woodson and the Green Bay Packers agreed to a 7-year contract that was worth $52.7 million with bonuses and incentives.In 2009, Woodson recieved 9 interceptions – his most interceptions in one season of his career. On February 11, 2011, Woodson and the Packers defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers 34-25, in Super Bowl XLV.
Charles Woodson played an amazing 17 years in the NFL.
Charles Woodson’s Career NFL Statistics:
Total Tackles: 1,003
Forced fumbles: 28
Defensive touchdowns: 13
Pass deflections: 139