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Charles Woodson
DB #21
Height:
6-1
Weight:
202
Age:
36
College:
Michigan
Experience:
15

Quick Stats (2012):

TCKL
38
SCK
1.5
FF
1
INT
1
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 921 765 156 17.0 0 182 55 896 -- 62 11 29 11
2012 GB 7 7 38 25 13 1.5 -- 5 1 0 -- 0 0 1 --
2011 GB 15 15 74 62 12 2.0 0 17 7 63 -- 30T 1 1 1
2010 GB 16 16 92 76 16 2.0 0 13 2 48 -- 48T 1 5 --
2009 GB 16 16 74 66 8 2.0 0 18 9 179 -- 45T 3 4 1
2008 GB 16 16 62 50 12 3.0 0 17 7 169 -- 62T 2 1 1
2007 GB 14 14 63 52 11 0.0 0 9 4 48 -- 46T 1 0 2
2006 GB 16 16 62 51 11 1.0 0 20 8 61 -- 23T 1 3 1
2005 OAK 6 6 30 26 4 0.0 -- 4 1 0 -- 0 0 1 --
2004 OAK 13 12 73 58 15 2.5 -- 9 1 25 -- 25 0 2 1
2003 OAK 15 15 69 56 13 1.0 -- 8 3 67 -- 51 0 1 1
2002 OAK 8 7 33 31 2 0.0 -- 4 1 3 -- 3 0 4 1
2001 OAK 16 15 52 39 13 2.0 -- 10 1 64 -- 34 0 1 --
2000 OAK 16 16 76 63 13 0.0 -- 13 4 36 -- 23 0 3 1
1999 OAK 16 16 61 51 10 0.0 0 15 1 15 -- 15T 1 0 1
1998 OAK 16 16 62 59 3 0.0 0 20 5 118 -- 46T 1 2 --
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 SF L 22-30 5 3 2 1.5 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
2 CHI W 23-10 5 2 3 0.0 -- 1 1 0 -- 0 0 0 --
3 @SEA L 12-14 3 1 2 0.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
4 NO W 28-27 11 8 3 0.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
5 @IND L 27-30 8 7 1 0.0 -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
6 @HOU W 42-24 1 1 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
7 @STL W 30-20 5 3 2 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
8 JAC W 24-15 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
9 ARI W 31-17 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
11 @DET W 24-20 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
12 @NYG L 10-38 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
13 MIN W 23-14 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
14 DET W 27-20 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
15 @CHI W 21-13 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
16 TEN W 55-7 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
17 @MIN L 34-37 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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Biography

  • In 2011, was named a first-team All-Pro for the third time and earned his fourth consecutive and eighth career Pro Bowl bid, becoming the first Green Bay CB to earn the honor in four or more straight seasons since Herb Adderley (1963-67).  
  • Tied for the NFL lead in interceptions in 2011, and also returned an interception for a touchdown for the 11th time in his career to move into a tie for the No. 2 spot in league history.
  • Named NFL Defensive Player of the Year by The Associated Press in 2009, becoming only the second Packer to win the award (DE Reggie White, 1998) and the oldest defensive back to earn the honor.
  • In 2009, posted a career-high nine interceptions and earned NFC Defensive Player of the Month honors three times. Became first defensive player in the NFL to win a monthly award three times in the same season.
  • Holds the franchise record with 10 defensive TDs (nine INTs, one fumble return), eclipsing Adderley and S Darren Sharper (seven each) in ’09 for the team mark.
  • Has posted seven or more interceptions in four of his six seasons with the Packers, joining CB Bobby Dillon as the only players in franchise annals to intercept seven-plus passes in a season four times.
  • Was voted the 1997 Heisman Trophy recipient, becoming the first predominantly defensive player to win the award given annually to the top collegiate player. He is the sixth Heisman Trophy winner to play for the Packers, joining a group that includes Paul Hornung, Ty Detmer and another former University of Michigan standout, Desmond Howard.
  • His big-game experience includes two Super Bowls, four conference championship games, nine other NFL playoff contests, three collegiate bowl games including the 1998 Rose Bowl (vs. Washington State) for the co-national championship, and three matchups with collegiate archrival Ohio State.
  • Made a $2 million donation to the new University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital and Women’s Hospital, which was announced on Thanksgiving Day in 2009.


Pro Highlights:

  • Polished veteran and team leader earned his fourth straight and eight career Pro Bowl bid in 2011, two years after his best individual season in 2009, when he won NFL Defensive Player of the Year honors from The Associated Press.
  • Was named a first-team All-Pro for the third time in his career after starting the first 15 games of 2011 before being rested by the coaching staff in the regular-season finale. Finished with 83 tackles (68 solo), tying for the NFL lead with seven interceptions, while also adding 20 passes defensed, two sacks, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. 
  • Won his first Super Bowl title in 2010 after 13 decorated seasons in the NFL, establishing new career highs in tackles (105) and forced fumbles (five), and becoming the first player in league history to return an interception for a touchdown in five straight seasons.
  • Now has 11 career interceptions returned for touchdowns, tied for second on the NFL’s all-time list with Darren Sharper (11), behind only Rod Woodson (12). Nine of those are with Green Bay, which constitutes a franchise record, as do his 10 defensive touchdowns (one fumble return).
  • In ’09, became only the second Packer to win the league’s top defensive award (DE Reggie White, 1998) and the oldest defensive back to do so.
  • His three interceptions for touchdowns in ’09 tied the single-season team mark also held by S Nick Collins and Herb Adderley, and his career-high nine interceptions on the year tied him for the league lead and put him alongside CB Bobby Dillon (1953-57) as the only Packers to intercept seven or more passes in three different seasons.
  • Tied for the NFC lead with teammate Collins by picking off seven passes (returning two for scores) and tallying a career-high three sacks in ’08, despite playing most of the season with a broken toe.
  • Now ranks fifth in franchise history in both interceptions (37) and return yards (568).
  • Since signing with the Packers as their prized unrestricted free agent in 2006, has posted 37 interceptions, more than half of his career total of 54. His 25 interceptions since 2008 rank No. 1 in the NFL over that span.
  • With 169 INT return yards in ’08, joined Collins to form the second tandem in franchise history to each post 165-plus interception return yards in a season (John Symank/Dillon, 1957).
  • Drafted fourth overall in 1998 by Oakland, was voted to the Pro Bowl his first four years in the league (1998-2001) and earned first-team All-Pro honors on three occasions – in 1999 from AP, in 2000 from Sports Illustrated and in 2001 from Sporting News and College & Pro Football Newsweekly.
  • Was named NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year by AP in 1998 as well, when his five INTs and 21 passes defensed established career bests not topped until coming to the Packers.
  • Signed with Green Bay on May 1, 2006, and became the sixth Heisman Trophy winner to play for the Packers, joining (chronologically) B Bruce Smith (1945-48), B Paul Hornung (1957-62, 1964-66), QB Ty Detmer (1992-95), WR Desmond Howard (1996, 1999) and QB Danny Wuerffel (2000).
  • Has shown incredible toughness and desire to play by overcoming various injuries to start 93 of 96 games the last six seasons and was honored by teammates with the 2010 Ed Block Courage Award.
  • Possesses a host of experience on “grand” stages, among them three collegiate bowl games on a nationally ranked Michigan team, including a 1998 Rose Bowl victory over Washington State to sew up the co-national championship; three Michigan-Ohio State games in the annual battle between two of the country’s fiercest rivals; plus 15 NFL postseason contests, including two Super Bowls (XLV, XXXVII) and four conference title games (2007, 2010 in NFC; 2000, 2002 in AFC).
  • Before a broken leg made him miss 10 games in 2005, had missed just 12 NFL games in his career and has played in 13 or more regular-season games in 12 of 14 seasons as a pro, following a collegiate career that included 34 straight games at Michigan after becoming a starter in the second game of his true freshman season (1995).
  • Now has at least one INT in 14 consecutive NFL seasons and has totaled 944 tackles (777 solo), including 15½ sacks and 28 forced fumbles; 54 INTs among 196 passes defensed; 10 fumble recoveries (with one TD return); a blocked FG attempt; two receptions for 27 yards; and 87 punt returns for 708 yards (8.1 avg).


2011 SEASON:
Earned first-team All-Pro accolades from The Associated Press and was honored with his fourth consecutive and eighth overall bid to the Pro Bowl…Started the first 15 games of the regular season at LCB before sitting out the season finale (coach’s decision – rest)…Finished with 83 tackles (68 solo) and tied for NFL lead with seven interceptions…Marked his fourth season with seven-plus INTs for the Packers, joining Dillon as only the second player in franchise history to eclipse the mark in four or more seasons and the only player in the NFL since 2006 to do so…Returned an INT for a touchdown in Week 4, the 11th of his career, tying Sharper for second place in NFL history, within one of Rod Woodson’s all-time record…Became the first player in NFL history to return at least one INT for a TD in six straight seasons, as no other player has done it in more than four…Added two sacks on the season, becoming the first defensive back in franchise history (since sacks became an individual statistic in 1982) to record two-plus sacks in four straight seasons…Also posted 20 passes defensed, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery...At Carolina (Sept. 18): Started and spent most of the game on the outside in the absence of CB Tramon Williams (shoulder), away from his familiar slot position. Posted a trio of takeaway plays that ultimately turned the tide in Green Bay’s favor, seeing them come in a span of four Carolina possessions between the second and third quarters that helped the Packers transform a 13-7 deficit into a 20-13 lead. Recorded eight tackles (six solo), two INTs, and a fumble recovery. Marked the sixth two-INT and third three-takeaway game of his brilliant career. At 34 years, 346 days old, became the oldest Green Bay player to record a two-INT game since Tom Brown did so (at Tampa Bay, Dec. 3, 1989) at 36 years, 321 days old. Both INTs came courtesy of eventual Offensive Rookie of the Year Cam Newton while Woodson was in coverage against WR Steve Smith, whose fumble he also recovered…Vs. Denver (Oct. 2): Finished with five tackles (four solo) and an INT that he returned 30 yards for a TD in the first quarter. The INT was the landmark 50th of his career as he became just the 37th player in league history to eclipse the half-century mark. Play served as the 11th INT-TD of his career, moving him into a tie for second place all-time behind only Rod Woodson (12). On the play, changed the coverage just before the snap, taking WR Eric Decker into the flat out of a stack formation. Identified the route and broke hard on QB Kyle Orton’s throw, undercutting it and securing the ball at the 30-yard line before charging ahead to the end zone to push Green Bay’s lead to 14-3 late in the first quarter…At Minnesota (Oct. 23): Tied for the lead in the secondary with six tackles (five solo), posted a career-high six passes defensed and added his fourth and fifth INTs off of rookie QB Christian Ponder on back-to-back third-quarter possessions. Game marked the sixth multi-INT game of his Green Bay career, tying him for fourth all-time in team history with S LeRoy Butler…Vs. Minnesota (Nov. 14): Tallied nine tackles (eight solo, one for loss) and had a team-high four passes defensed in what was one of his finest all-around performances of the season. Tackle for loss came early in the third quarter when he came through unblocked on a blitz and wrapped up RB Adrian Peterson in the backfield for a 6-yard loss. Also broke up passes on back-to-back plays in the fourth quarter on a drive that ended with one of the Vikings’ six punts…At Detroit (Nov. 24): Made another Thanksgiving Day splash with five tackles (all solo), two passes defensed and his sixth INT. INT came when he diagnosed and closed hard on a quick-out to TE Brandon Pettigrew, acrobatically diving over the TE’s left shoulder to pluck the pass from QB Matthew Stafford. Was the 53rd INT of his career and tied him with Ty Law and Deion Sanders for the 23rd-highest total in league history…At Kansas City (Dec. 18): Finished as the team’s leading tackler, making a season-high 12 (10 solo) stops. Made two consecutive plays as part of an excellent goal-line stand that forced a turnover on downs in the second quarter. On the first, shot inside of lead-blocking FB Le’Ron McClain, diving to trip up RB Jackie Battle for a 1-yard loss in the Kansas City backfield. On the following play, took down RB Thomas Jones after a 1-yard gain, forcing a fourth-and-1 that the defense also valiantly thwarted, giving the ball to the Packers’ offense…Vs. Detroit (Jan. 1): Was listed as a gameday inactive after the coaching staff elected to rest him with the team having already clinched home-field advantage for the upcoming postseason. Marked the first game he’d missed since the 2007 season finale when he was rested under similar circumstances, breaking a streak of 70 consecutive games (69 starts) including playoffs.

2010: Earned his third straight Pro Bowl bid and seventh overall, and was named second-team All-Pro by AP…Ranked third on the team with a career-high 115 tackles (79 solo) and led the defense in forced fumbles with five…Also recorded 13 passes defensed, two sacks, a fumble recovery and two INTs, including one returned for a TD…The INT-TD was the 10th of his career, moving him into third place on the NFL’s all-time list, behind only Woodson (12) and Sharper (11). It was also his eighth with Green Bay, eclipsing Adderley’s franchise mark, and his ninth defensive TD with the Packers, extending his franchise record…Voted by teammates as the recipient of the 2010 Ed Block Courage Award…Started all 16 games, plus all four postseason contests, leaving only the Super Bowl due to injury when he broke his collarbone in the second quarter…At Philadelphia (Sept. 12): Nearly had his first INT of the season, but the play was overturned by replay. On the Eagles’ first drive of the second half, forced a fumble by RB Eldra Buckley that CB Tramon Williams recovered, leading to a 62-yard TD drive…Vs. Detroit (Oct. 3): Named NFC Defensive Player of the Week as he posted a career-high 14 tackles (11 solo), three passes defensed, and an INT returned for a TD, becoming the first player in league history to return an INT for a TD in five straight seasons, and the first to do so in three straight seasons against the same team. Made the diving INT of QB Shaun Hill’s pass intended for WR Calvin Johnson, got to his feet and raced 48 yards with a convoy of blockers before diving into the end zone. Also made three crucial plays on the Lions’ final drive, dropping RB Jahvid Best for a 1-yard gain and breaking up consecutive passes to Johnson to force a punt from the Green Bay 37. The Packers ran out the remaining 6:32 on the clock for the 28-26 win…At N.Y. Jets (Oct. 31): Recorded four tackles (three solo) and an INT among two passes defensed. Got his INT with 10:34 left in the game, stealing the ball away from TE Dustin Keller as both players fell to the turf, and the turnover set up a FG drive for a 6-0 lead…Vs. Dallas (Nov. 7): Among five tackles (four solo), had two for loss, a sack and a forced fumble. Dumped QB Jon Kitna for a 3-yard sack and, on consecutive plays, stopped WR Dez Bryant for a 2-yard loss on a screen pass and RB Marion Barber for a 1-yard loss on a draw…At Minnesota (Nov. 21): Forced a fumble for the second straight game, stripping RB Toby Gerhart after a short reception. LB A.J. Hawk recovered at the Green Bay 35, preventing the Vikings from adding to their 3-0 lead…Vs. N.Y. Giants (Dec. 26): On a direct snap on third-and-2, stripped RB Ahmad Bradshaw in the third quarter for his career-best fifth forced fumble of the season. The fumble was recovered by S Atari Bigby and set up a FG drive for a 24-14 lead…Vs. Chicago (Jan. 2): Among eight tackles (five solo), sacked QB Jay Cutler for an 8-yard loss one play before LB Clay Matthews sacked Cutler again, forcing a key punt in the fourth quarter…At Atlanta (NFC Divisional, Jan. 15): Recorded his first career playoff sack, dropping QB Matt Ryan for a 7-yard loss one play before Williams snagged an INT in the end zone to thwart a potential Falcons scoring drive late in the second quarter…Vs. Pittsburgh (Super Bowl XLV, Feb. 6): Started his second career Super Bowl, but did not get to finish it, breaking his collarbone while diving to break up a deep pass to WR Mike Wallace near the sideline late in the first half. Stayed in the game for one more play but then went to the locker room before halftime and watched the remainder of the game from the sidelines. Before the injury, dropped RB Rashard Mendenhall for a 3-yard loss on a second-quarter run.

2009: Named NFL Defensive Player of the Year by AP, becoming only the second Packer to ever win the award (White, 1998)…Became the oldest DB to earn the honor and the first CB since Deion Sanders in 1994…Also won NFL Defensive Player of the Year from Sporting News…Named first-team All-Pro by AP, Pro Football Weekly, Sporting News and Sports Illustrated…Voted as top DB in the league by NFL Alumni…Selected to the Pro Bowl for the sixth time, and was named a starter for the second straight season…Named 2009 NFC Defensive Player of the Year by the Kansas City Committee of 101, a national committee of 101 sportswriters and sportscasters who cover the NFL…Started all 16 games at LCB, plus the playoff contest, and led the team with a career-high nine INTs, which tied for the NFL lead…Tied for the NFL lead with a career-high three INT returns for TDs…His 179 INT return yards were also a career high and ranked third in the NFL…Led the team with four forced fumbles…Also posted two sacks, which was tied for second in the league among DBs…Led the secondary with a career-high 81 tackles (63 solo) and was second on the team with 21 passes defensed…Became only the fourth player in NFL history (since 1982) to post nine INTs and two sacks in the same season…Named NFC Defensive Player of the Month three times (Sept., Nov., Dec./Jan.), the first player on that side of the ball to earn the monthly award three times in the same season…Vs. Cincinnati (Sept. 20): Intercepted QB Carson Palmer twice, his fourth career multi-INT game and his third in Green Bay. Second INT came in the second quarter when he jumped Palmer’s short pass in the right flat intended for TE Daniel Coats and took it 37 yards for a TD. Finished with a team-high 11 tackles (10 solo), matching his then-single-game best as a Packer…At St. Louis (Sept. 27): Stepped in front of WR Danny Amendola on crossing route over the middle to intercept QB Kyle Boller’s pass in the fourth quarter at the Rams’ 26. Led secondary with 10 tackles (eight solo), giving him back-to-back games with double-digit tackles for the first time in his career…At Cleveland (Oct. 25): Posted 40th career INT when he picked off QB Derek Anderson’s pass intended for WR Brian Robiskie on the right sideline in the second quarter; returned INT 25 yards down to the Browns’ 15 to set up a RB Ryan Grant TD run. Early in the third quarter, stripped WR Joshua Cribbs after he caught a 3-yard pass, and LB Brandon Chillar recovered at the Packers’ 48…Vs. Dallas (Nov. 15): Led team with 10 tackles and had a hand in each of the Packers’ three takeaways. Stripped WR Roy Williams after he picked up 42 yards on second-quarter reception, and Matthews recovered. With Packers leading 10-0 in the fourth quarter, came through untouched for a blind-side sack/forced fumble of QB Tony Romo at Dallas’ 25, Matthews recovered at the 7, and returned to the 3 to set up another TD. With just over six minutes remaining and the Cowboys at Green Bay’s 1 for first-and-goal, jumped Romo’s pass in the flat intended for TE Jason Witten. Earned NFC Defensive Player of the Week for his performance…At Detroit (Nov. 26): Recorded one of the finest all-around performances of his career with five tackles (all solo), a sack, two INTs, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery, a season-high four passes defensed, and an INT return for a TD. Became the first NFL player since sacks became an official stat in 1982 to record a sack, two INTs, an INT return for a TD and a fumble recovery in the same game. On Lions’ first drive of the second half, passed off WR Calvin Johnson and came underneath to intercept Stafford’s pass intended for WR Bryant Johnson, making a diving grab to make the catch. With just under four minutes remaining in the game, jumped pass intended for Calvin Johnson and returned the INT 38 yards for the score. On next series, stripped TE Casey FitzSimmons on reception and recovered the fumble at the Detroit 41. Earned NFC Defensive Player of the Week honors…At Chicago (Dec. 13): Posted four tackles (two solo) and a team-high three passes defensed, including an INT when he picked off Cutler’s underthrown deep pass intended for WR Devin Aromashodu late in the first quarter…At Arizona (Jan. 3): Posted his ninth INT of the season, a career high, jumping a slant route by WR Larry Fitzgerald in the second quarter to pick off a QB Matt Leinart pass. Spun away and took the ball down the left sideline, leaping for the end zone on a 45-yard TD return. The defensive score was the eighth of his Packers career, a new franchise record, and third INT score of the season, which matched the team record…At Arizona (NFC Wild Card, Jan. 10): With Packers trailing 17-0 early in the second quarter and the Cardinals threatening to score again, stripped Fitzgerald after he made a short catch over the middle at Arizona’s 16; Matthews recovered, taking the ball out to Green Bay’s 48. Finished game with seven tackles (all solo).

2008: Named Pro Bowl starter, earning his first trip to Hawaii since 2001 and fifth of his career (DNP – toe)...Also named second-team All-Pro by AP and All-NFC by Pro Football Weekly/PFWA...Started all 16 games, 13 at LCB and three at SS despite playing most of the season with a fractured toe sustained in the season opener, an injury that kept him off the practice field entirely for several weeks...Tied with teammate Collins for NFC lead with seven INTs, the second-highest total in a season during his career...Tied for second in the NFL in INTs, trailing only Baltimore S Ed Reed (9)...Tied for second in the league with two INTs for TD and set a then-career high with 169 INT return yards, joining Collins to become only the second tandem in franchise history to each post 165-plus INT return yards in a season (Symank/Dillon, ’57)...Along with Collins and Williams, became first Packers trio to each post five INTs in a season since ’96 (S Eugene Robinson, S LeRoy Butler, CB Doug Evans)…Registered 79 tackles, which matched his (then) career high, and added a forced fumble and a fumble recovery...Led team with 20 passes defensed...Led secondary with a career-high three sacks...On the field for 1,024 of 1,050 (97.5 percent) defensive plays, which led the team, and was named the Packers Hall of Fame Team MVP for the season…At Detroit (Sept. 14): Recorded the third two-INT game of his career after missing entire week of practice with fractured toe sustained in previous week’s game vs. Minnesota, and posted a season-high five passes defensed. Picked off Kitna with Green Bay leading 27-25 with just over five minutes remaining to set up RB Brandon Jackson’s TD run. Picked Kitna off again two plays later, this time returning the INT 41 yards for the TD…At Tampa Bay (Sept. 28): Amidst seven tackles and three passes defensed, picked off QB Brian Griese’s short dump-off pass intended for RB Warrick Dunn early in the fourth quarter and returned the INT 62 yards for a TD...At Seattle (Oct. 12): Jumped route to pick off QB Charlie Frye’s pass intended for TE John Carlson in fourth quarter. Also posted his second sack as a Packer and first since 2006 when he brought Frye down for a 5-yard loss toward the end of the first quarter...At Minnesota (Nov. 9): Jumped in front of QB Gus Frerotte’s pass intended for WR Bobby Wade in the second quarter for an INT, which he returned 9 yards to the Minnesota 48. Packers utilized field position for drive that was capped off with a 1-yard TD run from Grant...Vs. Chicago (Nov. 16): Made four tackles and sacked QB Kyle Orton for an 8-yard loss in the third quarter as the secondary allowed just four receptions by Bears wide receivers…Vs. Carolina (Nov. 30): Started first game as a Packer at SS due to injuries at the position, and recorded nine tackles. Recovered fumble by WR Muhsin Muhammad forced by Williams at the Green Bay 19 on the first play from scrimmage, and forced a fumble on RB Jonathan Stewart’s 43-yard run down to the Green Bay 3, but it was recovered by Panthers G Travelle Wharton. It was the first time in Woodson’s career that he forced a fumble and recovered one in the same game…Vs. Houston (Dec. 7): Started second straight game at SS and registered a season-high 11 tackles, his highest single-game total as a Packer to that point. Also had two passes defensed, including a breakup of a QB Matt Schaub pass deep to WR Andre Johnson in the first quarter…At Jacksonville (Dec. 14): Started at SS and posted six tackles and a sack, his third of the season, a career high, bringing down QB David Garrard for a 1-yard loss in the third quarter…At Chicago (Dec. 22): Moved back to starting LCB spot and intercepted Orton’s short pass intended for RB Adrian Peterson at the Green Bay 48 late in the third quarter, returning the pick 22 yards. Posted four tackles, including a stop of RB Matt Forté for a 1-yard loss in OT…Vs. Detroit (Dec. 28): Recorded his seventh INT on the year, picking off QB Dan Orlovsky’s overthrown pass intended for Calvin Johnson on a slant in the first quarter. Returned the INT 23 yards to the Detroit 41.

2007: Started 14 of 16 games and was named a first alternate for the Pro Bowl…Missed one game due to a toe injury and another to rest up for the playoffs, when he started both contests…Posted 64 tackles (54 solo) with four INTs among 10 passes defensed, plus a fumble recovery…Returned one INT and one fumble for scores, the Packers’ only defensive TDs on the season…Also had a team-high 33 punt returns for 268 yards (8.1 avg.)…Vs. Washington (Oct. 14): Earned NFC Defensive Player of the Week honors and was voted GMC Defensive Player of the Week; recorded five tackles (four solo), with an INT and a fumble return for a TD. In the second quarter, intercepted a pass that deflected off the hands of WR Santana Moss, wrestling the ball away from WR Antwaan Randle El. In the third quarter, DT Corey Williams stripped Moss on an end-around play; Woodson picked up the fumble and ran for a 57-yard, game-winning TD in 17-14 triumph…At Kansas City (Nov. 4): In the fourth quarter, picked off a QB Damon Huard pass intended for WR Samie Parker and returned it 46 yards for a TD, the final score of the game in the 33-22 win. Earlier in the quarter, had a 27-yard punt return that set up a 45-yard FG for a 26-22 advantage. Also tackled RB Larry Johnson for a 1-yard loss in the third quarter…Vs. Minnesota (Nov. 11): With the Vikings in the red zone in the fourth quarter, picked off a QB Brooks Bollinger pass at the Green Bay 2-yard line, helping to preserve an eventual 34-0 Green Bay win, the franchise’s first-ever shutout of Vikings…At Detroit (Nov. 22): Left the game with a toe injury, suffered during a first-quarter 34-yard punt return that was seemingly one block away from a score. Did not return to the contest and missed the next game at Dallas (Nov. 29)…Vs. Detroit (Dec. 30): Sat out to rest up for the playoffs, and went on to post six solo tackles and three passes defensed in the two postseason contests.

2006: Experienced what some might call a rebirth of his career, coming to Green Bay as an unrestricted free agent and producing statistically his best season to that point…Despite battling a painful shoulder injury much of the season, started all 16 contests at LCB and led the team in both INTs (eight) and passes defensed (26)…His 26 passes broken up were the third most ever recorded by a Packers player, behind Harris (28 in 2004) and Evans (27 in 1995)…The eight INTs tied for first in the NFC and tied for third in the league, yet he was snubbed in Pro Bowl voting…Also served as his team’s primary punt returner for the first time since winning the Heisman Trophy at Michigan in 1997, returning 41 punts for 363 yards (8.9 avg.) to easily eclipse the 12 NFL returns he had entering 2006…At Miami (Oct. 22): Led the team with four passes defensed. Picked off a QB Joey Harrington pass that bounced off the hands of TE Randy McMichael and ran it back 23 yards for a TD, his third career score, but first since a 22-yard return of a QB Elvis Grbac INT, Nov. 28, 1999, vs. Kansas City (with Oakland); earlier in the game, came on a corner blitz and sacked Harrington, forcing a punt…At Seattle (Nov. 27): Notched the second two-INT game of his career (also at Chicago, Oct. 5, 2003), and with three passes defensed eclipsed 100 for his career. On the Seahawks’ first drive, intercepted a QB Matt Hasselbeck pass deflected by DT Ryan Pickett to set up the Packers’ first TD. Notched his second Hasselbeck INT in the second quarter, stepping in front of a short pass intended for WR Deion Branch…At San Francisco (Dec. 10): Had a career-long 40-yard punt return, setting up a fourth-quarter FG that iced the contest, plus his first kickoff return since his days at Michigan, when he had all three in his collegiate days in one game, a home loss to Penn State (Nov. 16, 1996). Also pounced on a RB Frank Gore fumble (his fifth career fumble recovery but his first since Nov. 28, 2004, in an Oakland win at Denver)…Vs. Minnesota (Dec. 21): Made his seventh INT of the year, picking off a QB Tarvaris Jackson throw intended for WR Travis Taylor, returning it 14 yards; also had seven punt returns – tying for the second most in franchise history – for 48 yards, including a game-high 18-yard return…At Chicago (Dec. 31): Picked off a second-quarter QB Rex Grossman pass for his eighth INT of the year and his seventh individual takeaway over a six-game stretch.

2005: Started the Raiders’ first six games of the year before suffering a broken leg that sidelined him for the remainder of the season…Was inactive for the subsequent nine contests before Oakland placed him on injured reserve Dec. 29…Finished with 31 tackles (27 solo), one INT among four passes defensed, one forced fumble and three punt returns for 20 yards…Vs. Kansas City (Sept. 18): Opened at FS, his only start of the season not at CB, and had a season-high two passes defensed plus a forced fumble by Parker near midfield with five minutes left, positioning Oakland for a potential go-ahead TD…Vs. Dallas (Oct. 2): Had a second-quarter INT of QB Drew Bledsoe, plus five tackles…Vs. Buffalo (Oct. 23): Fractured his right lower leg late in the second quarter when he tackled RB Willis McGahee at the end of a 4-yard run.

2004: Played in Oakland’s first 13 games, starting 12, before being inactive for the final three contests due to a right knee injury…Had a then-career-high 2½ sacks among 74 total tackles (59 solo)…Also broke up nine passes, including one INT, forced a pair of fumbles, recovered another fumble and returned one punt for 4 yards…Vs. Buffalo (Sept. 19): Sacked Bledsoe for the first of two early-season sacks…Vs. Tampa Bay (Sept. 26): Got a sack for the second straight week, this one against QB Brad Johnson, forcing a fumble in the process…At Houston (Oct. 3): Had a season-high four passes defensed, along with 10 tackles to lead all defenders…At Carolina (Nov. 7): Played in a reserve capacity due to a hip problem…At Denver (Nov. 28): Recovered a RB Reuben Droughns fumble on the opening possession of the second half that led to a quick Raiders TD in a 25-24 triumph…Vs. Kansas City (Dec. 5): Made a then-career-best 13 tackles, including 12 solo. Also intercepted QB Trent Green inside Oakland territory in the second quarter to set up a Raiders TD.

2003: Started the Raiders’ first 15 games at CB, staying healthy throughout the year…Recorded 70 tackles (56 solo), including one sack and one forced fumble…Also made three INTs among eight passes defensed and recovered one fumble…Vs. Cincinnati (Sept. 14): Ended Bengals’ final threat with INT of Kitna in 23-20 victory…At Chicago (Oct. 5): Contributed two second-quarter turnovers leading to a pair of Raiders FGs, recovering a fumble by TE Desmond Clark and returning an INT of QB Kordell Stewart 51 yards in final minute of first half. Later picked off Stewart on the Bears’ initial drive of the second half, giving him his first two-INT game as a professional…At Cleveland (Oct. 12): Forced a RB William Green fumble on the game’s opening possession, leading to a TD which ended up being the Raiders’ only points of the afternoon…Vs. N.Y. Jets (Nov. 9): Posted season-best eight tackles…Vs. Denver (Nov. 30): Matched that tackle total and added a sack of QB Jake Plummer…At San Diego (Dec. 28): Was a healthy inactive.

2002: Saw his season interrupted by injury for the first time as a professional, playing eight regular-season games with seven starts…Was inactive for the other eight league contests due to shoulder and leg injuries…Started all three of Oakland’s postseason games, including Super Bowl XXXVII…Had a team- and career-high four forced fumbles…Also made one INT among four passes defensed, recovered one fumble and posted 37 tackles…Vs. Seattle (Sept. 8): Matched career best with two forced fumbles (also Dec. 16, 2000, at Seattle) among a team-high eight tackles in season-opening victory…At Pittsburgh (Sept. 15): Had a hand in a pair of fourth-quarter turnovers – forcing a WR Hines Ward fumble and intercepting Stewart – in 30-17 win…Vs. San Francisco (Nov. 3): Returned to starting lineup after missing five games with a right shoulder injury and made eight stops, recovering an early RB Garrison Hearst fumble…At Denver (Nov. 11): Had season-best nine tackles in 34-10, Monday night triumph…Vs. N.Y. Jets (AFC Divisional, Jan. 12): Returned to start after right leg injury left him inactive for three of final four regular-season games (playing as first-half sub in the other). Tied for team high with three passes defensed and had six tackles…Vs. Tennessee (AFC Championship, Jan. 19): Shared club lead with eight tackles…Vs. Tampa Bay (Super Bowl XXXVII, Jan. 26): Had eight tackles and intercepted Johnson on the third play of the game, leading to a FG that gave Oakland the first points in eventual 48-21 defeat.

2001: Played in all 16 regular-season games for a fourth straight season, making 15 starts at CB…Also started both of the Raiders’ playoff contests…Finished second on the team in passes defensed with 11, he also weighed in with 53 tackles, two sacks, one INT, one forced fumble and one blocked FG…Additionally, returned punts for the first time as a professional, averaging 11.8 yards on four returns for 47 yards…In just his fourth NFL season, was voted to a fourth consecutive Pro Bowl, though he did not play in the all-star contest due to turf toe…Also was named to the All-Pro teams of Sporting News and College & Pro Football Newsweekly, along with the All-AFC squad of Football News…At Kansas City (Sept. 9): Intercepted Green in season-opening, 27-24 victory…Vs. Seattle (Sept. 30): Recorded the first two sacks of his pro career among a season-high eight tackles, dropping Hasselbeck twice in a 38-14 victory…Vs. Dallas (Oct. 7): Blocked a 41-yard FG try by Tim Seder just before halftime of 28-21 win…At N.Y. Giants (Nov. 25): Forced a FB Greg Comella fumble to blunt an early Giants drive into Oakland territory, among six stops, in eventual 28-10 victory…At Denver (Dec. 30): Did not start due to stomach illness, though he did see action…Vs. N.Y. Jets (AFC Wild Card, Jan. 12): Posted seven stops plus a pair of passes defensed…At New England (AFC Divisional, Jan. 19): Made five tackles and knocked down a pass as Raiders suffered 16-13, OT loss in snowy contest. Provided hit on QB Tom Brady that knocked ball loose late in fourth quarter, leading to future enforcement of the “tuck” rule.             

2000: Led the Raiders in INTs (four), passes defensed (13) and forced fumbles (three) while starting all 16 regular-season games for the third straight year…Also started in both Oakland postseason contests…Finished second on the team in tackles with a then-career-high 79, recovered one fumble and caught one pass for 8 yards…Chosen to his third consecutive Pro Bowl…Was named to the All-Pro team of SI along with earning second-team honors from AP…Also was an All-AFC pick of Football News…Vs. San Diego (Sept. 3): Intercepted QB Ryan Leaf in the season opener…At New Orleans (Nov. 19): Picked off the first NFL pass attempt of QB Aaron Brooks, leading to an Oakland TD, in 31-22 victory. Also recorded six solo stops and a season-high three passes defensed…At Seattle (Dec. 16): Forced a pair of fumbles to establish a career high, including one by Seahawks RB Ricky Watters late in the game, among five tackles. Also intercepted Kitna to stop another Seattle drive…Vs. Miami (AFC Divisional, Jan. 6): Posted three tackles, a fumble recovery and a pass breakup in 27-0 shutout; his second-quarter recovery of a RB Lamar Smith fumble inside Miami territory led to a TD that put the Raiders up 20-0…Vs. Baltimore (AFC Championship, Jan. 14): Contributed a pair of stops and knocked down a pass in loss.

1999: Started all 16 games for the second consecutive season…Earned a second straight Pro Bowl appearance, making his first career start…Also was a consensus All-Pro pick (AP, PFW/PFWA)…Finished fourth on the team in tackles with 61, while additionally ranking second among Raiders with 15 passes defensed…Vs. San Diego (Nov. 14): Saw action on the offensive side of the ball for the first time as a pro when he lined up at WR, making one reception for 19 yards (from QB Rich Gannon)…Vs. Kansas City (Nov. 28): Returned his lone INT of the year 15 yards for a TD in see-saw battle, picking off Grbac in the third quarter for Oakland’s final points…Vs. Tampa Bay (Dec. 19): Recovered a second-quarter fumble to set up a score in blowout victory.

1998: Became the first rookie DB to start all 16 games for the Raiders in 27 years (last was Jack Tatum at S in 1971)…Tied CB Eric Allen for the team lead in INTs with five (also tied for 10th in the AFC), among a club-high 22 passes defensed…His INT total was the most by a Raiders rookie since DB Charles Phillips’ six in 1975…Also paced the secondary – and was third among all Oakland defenders – with 64 tackles, along with contributing two forced fumbles…Was named NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year by AP, PFW and Football Digest, and earned NFL Rookie of the Month honors for December…Also was voted to his first Pro Bowl and was an all-rookie selection of PFW/PFWA…At Kansas City (Sept. 6): Forced a fumble among a season-high seven tackles in NFL debut…At Dallas (Sept. 27): Picked off QB Jason Garrett deep in Raiders’ territory for first pro INT during third quarter of 13-12 victory…At Arizona (Oct. 4): His 46-yard INT return for a TD (off the Cardinals’ Plummer) – his first NFL score – gave Oakland a 16-14 lead it would not relinquish in 23-20 triumph…At San Diego (Dec. 20): Knocked down a season-high five passes, along with three tackles and a late INT of QB Craig Whelihan, in 17-10 victory…1998 Draft: Was the fourth player selected overall, by the Oakland Raiders, the highest DB ever selected out of Michigan.

COLLEGE: Was a three-year starter and letterman (1995-97) at the University of Michigan…Became a starter beginning with the second game of his true freshman season, going on to play in 34 straight games for the Wolverines before turning pro after his junior year…Twice was named Chevrolet Defensive Player of the Year and an All-America selection (1996-97)…Chosen All-Big Ten all three years of his career…Led the Wolverines in INTs for three straight seasons, finishing his collegiate career with 18…Totaled 30 passes broken up…A multi-faceted player, made spot contributions on offense as a receiver and on special teams as a return man with 44 career punt returns…Junior season (1997): Voted the Heisman Trophy recipient, becoming the first predominantly defensive player to win the award presented annually to the top collegiate player…Also named conference Defensive Player of the Year, finishing second in the nation in INTs with eight…A consensus All-American who was voted MVP of Michigan’s co-national championship squad…Also earned recognition as Walter Camp Player of the Year, the Jim Thorpe Award as the nation’s best DB, the Bronko Nagurski Award as the top collegiate defensive player and was named Sporting News Player of the Year…Had 36 punt returns for 301 yards (8.4 avg.), including 78-yard TD in 20-14 triumph over No. 4 Ohio State (Nov. 22), upping the Wolverines’ mark to 11-0 en route to their perfect 12-0 season and being voted national champion by AP…Sophomore season (1996): Posted a then-school-record 15 passes broken up among five INTs, earning first of back-to-back Chevrolet Defensive Player of the Year and All-America honors…Freshman season (1995): Picked off five passes and earned Big Ten Freshman of the Year recognition, as well as first of three straight All-Big Ten selections.

PERSONAL: Given name Charles C. Woodson… Born in Fremont, Ohio…Married to April, the couple has two sons, Charles Jr., 3, and 1-year-old Chase…High school: Was named Ohio’s “Mr. Football” as a senior at Ross H.S. in Fremont, Ohio…Finished prep career with the school’s career records for rushing yards (3,861) and scoring (466 points), including 2,028 yards and 230 points his senior season, when he was a USA Today All-America selection…Accumulated 5,996 all-purpose yards over the course of his career…Also lettered twice in basketball as a guard as well as in track and field, participating as a sprinter, on the relay teams and in the long jump…Community involvement: Made a $2 million donation to the new University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital and Women’s Hospital, which was announced on Thanksgiving Day in 2009; was honored with a “Charles Woodson Day” at the hospital this past spring, and a new Mott facility is scheduled to open this fall…Through several fundraisers, including a golf tournament that shares his name along with those of former teammates Griese and Steve Hutchinson, has helped raise money for the University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital…This past May, the event raised $1.3 million for both the Mott’s Children’s and Von Voigtlander Women’s hospitals…Has held the Charles Woodson Foundation Golf Outing at Thornberry Creek in Green Bay each of the last two summers...Has a website for his foundation, www.charleswoodsonfoundation.org...This past offseason, visited stroke patients in a Milwaukee hospital to help raise awareness about signs and symptoms of a stroke…In 2008, donated $150,000 for academic scholarships to the University of Michigan for students with financial needs studying kinesiology; with funds being matched by the Presidential Scholarship Challenge Program, the amount of endowed scholarships is $300,000 for students from communities where Woodson has ties – Fremont, Ohio; Detroit, Mich.; Oakland, Calif.; and Green Bay. One of the scholarships will be in honor of Woodson’s mother, Georgia, and will go to students in Ohio coming from single-parent households…Has volunteered at a youth football camp held by his former Oakland teammate Zack Crockett, and has participated in events to benefit the Donald Driver Foundation as well as the Donald Driver Celebrity Softball Game…In May 2010, was honored with the Professional Achievement Award at the 13th annual Lee Remmel Sports Awards Banquet…Hobbies/interests: Has an interest in the wine industry, recently leasing acres of vineyards in Napa Valley, Calif. …Lists Deep Cover as his favorite movie and Forty Million Dollar Slaves and The New Revelations: A Conversation with God as his favorite books and Deep Cover as his favorite movie…Enjoys bowling and reading in his spare time…Splits residence between Orlando, Fla., and Atlanta, Ga.

  • In 2011, was named a first-team All-Pro for the third time and earned his fourth consecutive and eighth career Pro Bowl bid, becoming the first Green Bay CB to earn the honor in four or more straight seasons since Herb Adderley (1963-67).  
  • Tied for the NFL lead in interceptions in 2011, and also returned an interception for a touchdown for the 11th time in his career to move into a tie for the No. 2 spot in league history.
  • Named NFL Defensive Player of the Year by The Associated Press in 2009, becoming only the second Packer to win the award (DE Reggie White, 1998) and the oldest defensive back to earn the honor.
  • In 2009, posted a career-high nine interceptions and earned NFC Defensive Player of the Month honors three times. Became first defensive player in the NFL to win a monthly award three times in the same season.
  • Holds the franchise record with 10 defensive TDs (nine INTs, one fumble return), eclipsing Adderley and S Darren Sharper (seven each) in ’09 for the team mark.
  • Has posted seven or more interceptions in four of his six seasons with the Packers, joining CB Bobby Dillon as the only players in franchise annals to intercept seven-plus passes in a season four times.
  • Was voted the 1997 Heisman Trophy recipient, becoming the first predominantly defensive player to win the award given annually to the top collegiate player. He is the sixth Heisman Trophy winner to play for the Packers, joining a group that includes Paul Hornung, Ty Detmer and another former University of Michigan standout, Desmond Howard.
  • His big-game experience includes two Super Bowls, four conference championship games, nine other NFL playoff contests, three collegiate bowl games including the 1998 Rose Bowl (vs. Washington State) for the co-national championship, and three matchups with collegiate archrival Ohio State.
  • Made a $2 million donation to the new University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital and Women’s Hospital, which was announced on Thanksgiving Day in 2009.


Pro Highlights:

  • Polished veteran and team leader earned his fourth straight and eight career Pro Bowl bid in 2011, two years after his best individual season in 2009, when he won NFL Defensive Player of the Year honors from The Associated Press.
  • Was named a first-team All-Pro for the third time in his career after starting the first 15 games of 2011 before being rested by the coaching staff in the regular-season finale. Finished with 83 tackles (68 solo), tying for the NFL lead with seven interceptions, while also adding 20 passes defensed, two sacks, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. 
  • Won his first Super Bowl title in 2010 after 13 decorated seasons in the NFL, establishing new career highs in tackles (105) and forced fumbles (five), and becoming the first player in league history to return an interception for a touchdown in five straight seasons.
  • Now has 11 career interceptions returned for touchdowns, tied for second on the NFL’s all-time list with Darren Sharper (11), behind only Rod Woodson (12). Nine of those are with Green Bay, which constitutes a franchise record, as do his 10 defensive touchdowns (one fumble return).
  • In ’09, became only the second Packer to win the league’s top defensive award (DE Reggie White, 1998) and the oldest defensive back to do so.
  • His three interceptions for touchdowns in ’09 tied the single-season team mark also held by S Nick Collins and Herb Adderley, and his career-high nine interceptions on the year tied him for the league lead and put him alongside CB Bobby Dillon (1953-57) as the only Packers to intercept seven or more passes in three different seasons.
  • Tied for the NFC lead with teammate Collins by picking off seven passes (returning two for scores) and tallying a career-high three sacks in ’08, despite playing most of the season with a broken toe.
  • Now ranks fifth in franchise history in both interceptions (37) and return yards (568).
  • Since signing with the Packers as their prized unrestricted free agent in 2006, has posted 37 interceptions, more than half of his career total of 54. His 25 interceptions since 2008 rank No. 1 in the NFL over that span.
  • With 169 INT return yards in ’08, joined Collins to form the second tandem in franchise history to each post 165-plus interception return yards in a season (John Symank/Dillon, 1957).
  • Drafted fourth overall in 1998 by Oakland, was voted to the Pro Bowl his first four years in the league (1998-2001) and earned first-team All-Pro honors on three occasions – in 1999 from AP, in 2000 from Sports Illustrated and in 2001 from Sporting News and College & Pro Football Newsweekly.
  • Was named NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year by AP in 1998 as well, when his five INTs and 21 passes defensed established career bests not topped until coming to the Packers.
  • Signed with Green Bay on May 1, 2006, and became the sixth Heisman Trophy winner to play for the Packers, joining (chronologically) B Bruce Smith (1945-48), B Paul Hornung (1957-62, 1964-66), QB Ty Detmer (1992-95), WR Desmond Howard (1996, 1999) and QB Danny Wuerffel (2000).
  • Has shown incredible toughness and desire to play by overcoming various injuries to start 93 of 96 games the last six seasons and was honored by teammates with the 2010 Ed Block Courage Award.
  • Possesses a host of experience on “grand” stages, among them three collegiate bowl games on a nationally ranked Michigan team, including a 1998 Rose Bowl victory over Washington State to sew up the co-national championship; three Michigan-Ohio State games in the annual battle between two of the country’s fiercest rivals; plus 15 NFL postseason contests, including two Super Bowls (XLV, XXXVII) and four conference title games (2007, 2010 in NFC; 2000, 2002 in AFC).
  • Before a broken leg made him miss 10 games in 2005, had missed just 12 NFL games in his career and has played in 13 or more regular-season games in 12 of 14 seasons as a pro, following a collegiate career that included 34 straight games at Michigan after becoming a starter in the second game of his true freshman season (1995).
  • Now has at least one INT in 14 consecutive NFL seasons and has totaled 944 tackles (777 solo), including 15½ sacks and 28 forced fumbles; 54 INTs among 196 passes defensed; 10 fumble recoveries (with one TD return); a blocked FG attempt; two receptions for 27 yards; and 87 punt returns for 708 yards (8.1 avg).


2011 SEASON:
Earned first-team All-Pro accolades from The Associated Press and was honored with his fourth consecutive and eighth overall bid to the Pro Bowl…Started the first 15 games of the regular season at LCB before sitting out the season finale (coach’s decision – rest)…Finished with 83 tackles (68 solo) and tied for NFL lead with seven interceptions…Marked his fourth season with seven-plus INTs for the Packers, joining Dillon as only the second player in franchise history to eclipse the mark in four or more seasons and the only player in the NFL since 2006 to do so…Returned an INT for a touchdown in Week 4, the 11th of his career, tying Sharper for second place in NFL history, within one of Rod Woodson’s all-time record…Became the first player in NFL history to return at least one INT for a TD in six straight seasons, as no other player has done it in more than four…Added two sacks on the season, becoming the first defensive back in franchise history (since sacks became an individual statistic in 1982) to record two-plus sacks in four straight seasons…Also posted 20 passes defensed, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery...At Carolina (Sept. 18): Started and spent most of the game on the outside in the absence of CB Tramon Williams (shoulder), away from his familiar slot position. Posted a trio of takeaway plays that ultimately turned the tide in Green Bay’s favor, seeing them come in a span of four Carolina possessions between the second and third quarters that helped the Packers transform a 13-7 deficit into a 20-13 lead. Recorded eight tackles (six solo), two INTs, and a fumble recovery. Marked the sixth two-INT and third three-takeaway game of his brilliant career. At 34 years, 346 days old, became the oldest Green Bay player to record a two-INT game since Tom Brown did so (at Tampa Bay, Dec. 3, 1989) at 36 years, 321 days old. Both INTs came courtesy of eventual Offensive Rookie of the Year Cam Newton while Woodson was in coverage against WR Steve Smith, whose fumble he also recovered…Vs. Denver (Oct. 2): Finished with five tackles (four solo) and an INT that he returned 30 yards for a TD in the first quarter. The INT was the landmark 50th of his career as he became just the 37th player in league history to eclipse the half-century mark. Play served as the 11th INT-TD of his career, moving him into a tie for second place all-time behind only Rod Woodson (12). On the play, changed the coverage just before the snap, taking WR Eric Decker into the flat out of a stack formation. Identified the route and broke hard on QB Kyle Orton’s throw, undercutting it and securing the ball at the 30-yard line before charging ahead to the end zone to push Green Bay’s lead to 14-3 late in the first quarter…At Minnesota (Oct. 23): Tied for the lead in the secondary with six tackles (five solo), posted a career-high six passes defensed and added his fourth and fifth INTs off of rookie QB Christian Ponder on back-to-back third-quarter possessions. Game marked the sixth multi-INT game of his Green Bay career, tying him for fourth all-time in team history with S LeRoy Butler…Vs. Minnesota (Nov. 14): Tallied nine tackles (eight solo, one for loss) and had a team-high four passes defensed in what was one of his finest all-around performances of the season. Tackle for loss came early in the third quarter when he came through unblocked on a blitz and wrapped up RB Adrian Peterson in the backfield for a 6-yard loss. Also broke up passes on back-to-back plays in the fourth quarter on a drive that ended with one of the Vikings’ six punts…At Detroit (Nov. 24): Made another Thanksgiving Day splash with five tackles (all solo), two passes defensed and his sixth INT. INT came when he diagnosed and closed hard on a quick-out to TE Brandon Pettigrew, acrobatically diving over the TE’s left shoulder to pluck the pass from QB Matthew Stafford. Was the 53rd INT of his career and tied him with Ty Law and Deion Sanders for the 23rd-highest total in league history…At Kansas City (Dec. 18): Finished as the team’s leading tackler, making a season-high 12 (10 solo) stops. Made two consecutive plays as part of an excellent goal-line stand that forced a turnover on downs in the second quarter. On the first, shot inside of lead-blocking FB Le’Ron McClain, diving to trip up RB Jackie Battle for a 1-yard loss in the Kansas City backfield. On the following play, took down RB Thomas Jones after a 1-yard gain, forcing a fourth-and-1 that the defense also valiantly thwarted, giving the ball to the Packers’ offense…Vs. Detroit (Jan. 1): Was listed as a gameday inactive after the coaching staff elected to rest him with the team having already clinched home-field advantage for the upcoming postseason. Marked the first game he’d missed since the 2007 season finale when he was rested under similar circumstances, breaking a streak of 70 consecutive games (69 starts) including playoffs.

2010: Earned his third straight Pro Bowl bid and seventh overall, and was named second-team All-Pro by AP…Ranked third on the team with a career-high 115 tackles (79 solo) and led the defense in forced fumbles with five…Also recorded 13 passes defensed, two sacks, a fumble recovery and two INTs, including one returned for a TD…The INT-TD was the 10th of his career, moving him into third place on the NFL’s all-time list, behind only Woodson (12) and Sharper (11). It was also his eighth with Green Bay, eclipsing Adderley’s franchise mark, and his ninth defensive TD with the Packers, extending his franchise record…Voted by teammates as the recipient of the 2010 Ed Block Courage Award…Started all 16 games, plus all four postseason contests, leaving only the Super Bowl due to injury when he broke his collarbone in the second quarter…At Philadelphia (Sept. 12): Nearly had his first INT of the season, but the play was overturned by replay. On the Eagles’ first drive of the second half, forced a fumble by RB Eldra Buckley that CB Tramon Williams recovered, leading to a 62-yard TD drive…Vs. Detroit (Oct. 3): Named NFC Defensive Player of the Week as he posted a career-high 14 tackles (11 solo), three passes defensed, and an INT returned for a TD, becoming the first player in league history to return an INT for a TD in five straight seasons, and the first to do so in three straight seasons against the same team. Made the diving INT of QB Shaun Hill’s pass intended for WR Calvin Johnson, got to his feet and raced 48 yards with a convoy of blockers before diving into the end zone. Also made three crucial plays on the Lions’ final drive, dropping RB Jahvid Best for a 1-yard gain and breaking up consecutive passes to Johnson to force a punt from the Green Bay 37. The Packers ran out the remaining 6:32 on the clock for the 28-26 win…At N.Y. Jets (Oct. 31): Recorded four tackles (three solo) and an INT among two passes defensed. Got his INT with 10:34 left in the game, stealing the ball away from TE Dustin Keller as both players fell to the turf, and the turnover set up a FG drive for a 6-0 lead…Vs. Dallas (Nov. 7): Among five tackles (four solo), had two for loss, a sack and a forced fumble. Dumped QB Jon Kitna for a 3-yard sack and, on consecutive plays, stopped WR Dez Bryant for a 2-yard loss on a screen pass and RB Marion Barber for a 1-yard loss on a draw…At Minnesota (Nov. 21): Forced a fumble for the second straight game, stripping RB Toby Gerhart after a short reception. LB A.J. Hawk recovered at the Green Bay 35, preventing the Vikings from adding to their 3-0 lead…Vs. N.Y. Giants (Dec. 26): On a direct snap on third-and-2, stripped RB Ahmad Bradshaw in the third quarter for his career-best fifth forced fumble of the season. The fumble was recovered by S Atari Bigby and set up a FG drive for a 24-14 lead…Vs. Chicago (Jan. 2): Among eight tackles (five solo), sacked QB Jay Cutler for an 8-yard loss one play before LB Clay Matthews sacked Cutler again, forcing a key punt in the fourth quarter…At Atlanta (NFC Divisional, Jan. 15): Recorded his first career playoff sack, dropping QB Matt Ryan for a 7-yard loss one play before Williams snagged an INT in the end zone to thwart a potential Falcons scoring drive late in the second quarter…Vs. Pittsburgh (Super Bowl XLV, Feb. 6): Started his second career Super Bowl, but did not get to finish it, breaking his collarbone while diving to break up a deep pass to WR Mike Wallace near the sideline late in the first half. Stayed in the game for one more play but then went to the locker room before halftime and watched the remainder of the game from the sidelines. Before the injury, dropped RB Rashard Mendenhall for a 3-yard loss on a second-quarter run.

2009: Named NFL Defensive Player of the Year by AP, becoming only the second Packer to ever win the award (White, 1998)…Became the oldest DB to earn the honor and the first CB since Deion Sanders in 1994…Also won NFL Defensive Player of the Year from Sporting News…Named first-team All-Pro by AP, Pro Football Weekly, Sporting News and Sports Illustrated…Voted as top DB in the league by NFL Alumni…Selected to the Pro Bowl for the sixth time, and was named a starter for the second straight season…Named 2009 NFC Defensive Player of the Year by the Kansas City Committee of 101, a national committee of 101 sportswriters and sportscasters who cover the NFL…Started all 16 games at LCB, plus the playoff contest, and led the team with a career-high nine INTs, which tied for the NFL lead…Tied for the NFL lead with a career-high three INT returns for TDs…His 179 INT return yards were also a career high and ranked third in the NFL…Led the team with four forced fumbles…Also posted two sacks, which was tied for second in the league among DBs…Led the secondary with a career-high 81 tackles (63 solo) and was second on the team with 21 passes defensed…Became only the fourth player in NFL history (since 1982) to post nine INTs and two sacks in the same season…Named NFC Defensive Player of the Month three times (Sept., Nov., Dec./Jan.), the first player on that side of the ball to earn the monthly award three times in the same season…Vs. Cincinnati (Sept. 20): Intercepted QB Carson Palmer twice, his fourth career multi-INT game and his third in Green Bay. Second INT came in the second quarter when he jumped Palmer’s short pass in the right flat intended for TE Daniel Coats and took it 37 yards for a TD. Finished with a team-high 11 tackles (10 solo), matching his then-single-game best as a Packer…At St. Louis (Sept. 27): Stepped in front of WR Danny Amendola on crossing route over the middle to intercept QB Kyle Boller’s pass in the fourth quarter at the Rams’ 26. Led secondary with 10 tackles (eight solo), giving him back-to-back games with double-digit tackles for the first time in his career…At Cleveland (Oct. 25): Posted 40th career INT when he picked off QB Derek Anderson’s pass intended for WR Brian Robiskie on the right sideline in the second quarter; returned INT 25 yards down to the Browns’ 15 to set up a RB Ryan Grant TD run. Early in the third quarter, stripped WR Joshua Cribbs after he caught a 3-yard pass, and LB Brandon Chillar recovered at the Packers’ 48…Vs. Dallas (Nov. 15): Led team with 10 tackles and had a hand in each of the Packers’ three takeaways. Stripped WR Roy Williams after he picked up 42 yards on second-quarter reception, and Matthews recovered. With Packers leading 10-0 in the fourth quarter, came through untouched for a blind-side sack/forced fumble of QB Tony Romo at Dallas’ 25, Matthews recovered at the 7, and returned to the 3 to set up another TD. With just over six minutes remaining and the Cowboys at Green Bay’s 1 for first-and-goal, jumped Romo’s pass in the flat intended for TE Jason Witten. Earned NFC Defensive Player of the Week for his performance…At Detroit (Nov. 26): Recorded one of the finest all-around performances of his career with five tackles (all solo), a sack, two INTs, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery, a season-high four passes defensed, and an INT return for a TD. Became the first NFL player since sacks became an official stat in 1982 to record a sack, two INTs, an INT return for a TD and a fumble recovery in the same game. On Lions’ first drive of the second half, passed off WR Calvin Johnson and came underneath to intercept Stafford’s pass intended for WR Bryant Johnson, making a diving grab to make the catch. With just under four minutes remaining in the game, jumped pass intended for Calvin Johnson and returned the INT 38 yards for the score. On next series, stripped TE Casey FitzSimmons on reception and recovered the fumble at the Detroit 41. Earned NFC Defensive Player of the Week honors…At Chicago (Dec. 13): Posted four tackles (two solo) and a team-high three passes defensed, including an INT when he picked off Cutler’s underthrown deep pass intended for WR Devin Aromashodu late in the first quarter…At Arizona (Jan. 3): Posted his ninth INT of the season, a career high, jumping a slant route by WR Larry Fitzgerald in the second quarter to pick off a QB Matt Leinart pass. Spun away and took the ball down the left sideline, leaping for the end zone on a 45-yard TD return. The defensive score was the eighth of his Packers career, a new franchise record, and third INT score of the season, which matched the team record…At Arizona (NFC Wild Card, Jan. 10): With Packers trailing 17-0 early in the second quarter and the Cardinals threatening to score again, stripped Fitzgerald after he made a short catch over the middle at Arizona’s 16; Matthews recovered, taking the ball out to Green Bay’s 48. Finished game with seven tackles (all solo).

2008: Named Pro Bowl starter, earning his first trip to Hawaii since 2001 and fifth of his career (DNP – toe)...Also named second-team All-Pro by AP and All-NFC by Pro Football Weekly/PFWA...Started all 16 games, 13 at LCB and three at SS despite playing most of the season with a fractured toe sustained in the season opener, an injury that kept him off the practice field entirely for several weeks...Tied with teammate Collins for NFC lead with seven INTs, the second-highest total in a season during his career...Tied for second in the NFL in INTs, trailing only Baltimore S Ed Reed (9)...Tied for second in the league with two INTs for TD and set a then-career high with 169 INT return yards, joining Collins to become only the second tandem in franchise history to each post 165-plus INT return yards in a season (Symank/Dillon, ’57)...Along with Collins and Williams, became first Packers trio to each post five INTs in a season since ’96 (S Eugene Robinson, S LeRoy Butler, CB Doug Evans)…Registered 79 tackles, which matched his (then) career high, and added a forced fumble and a fumble recovery...Led team with 20 passes defensed...Led secondary with a career-high three sacks...On the field for 1,024 of 1,050 (97.5 percent) defensive plays, which led the team, and was named the Packers Hall of Fame Team MVP for the season…At Detroit (Sept. 14): Recorded the third two-INT game of his career after missing entire week of practice with fractured toe sustained in previous week’s game vs. Minnesota, and posted a season-high five passes defensed. Picked off Kitna with Green Bay leading 27-25 with just over five minutes remaining to set up RB Brandon Jackson’s TD run. Picked Kitna off again two plays later, this time returning the INT 41 yards for the TD…At Tampa Bay (Sept. 28): Amidst seven tackles and three passes defensed, picked off QB Brian Griese’s short dump-off pass intended for RB Warrick Dunn early in the fourth quarter and returned the INT 62 yards for a TD...At Seattle (Oct. 12): Jumped route to pick off QB Charlie Frye’s pass intended for TE John Carlson in fourth quarter. Also posted his second sack as a Packer and first since 2006 when he brought Frye down for a 5-yard loss toward the end of the first quarter...At Minnesota (Nov. 9): Jumped in front of QB Gus Frerotte’s pass intended for WR Bobby Wade in the second quarter for an INT, which he returned 9 yards to the Minnesota 48. Packers utilized field position for drive that was capped off with a 1-yard TD run from Grant...Vs. Chicago (Nov. 16): Made four tackles and sacked QB Kyle Orton for an 8-yard loss in the third quarter as the secondary allowed just four receptions by Bears wide receivers…Vs. Carolina (Nov. 30): Started first game as a Packer at SS due to injuries at the position, and recorded nine tackles. Recovered fumble by WR Muhsin Muhammad forced by Williams at the Green Bay 19 on the first play from scrimmage, and forced a fumble on RB Jonathan Stewart’s 43-yard run down to the Green Bay 3, but it was recovered by Panthers G Travelle Wharton. It was the first time in Woodson’s career that he forced a fumble and recovered one in the same game…Vs. Houston (Dec. 7): Started second straight game at SS and registered a season-high 11 tackles, his highest single-game total as a Packer to that point. Also had two passes defensed, including a breakup of a QB Matt Schaub pass deep to WR Andre Johnson in the first quarter…At Jacksonville (Dec. 14): Started at SS and posted six tackles and a sack, his third of the season, a career high, bringing down QB David Garrard for a 1-yard loss in the third quarter…At Chicago (Dec. 22): Moved back to starting LCB spot and intercepted Orton’s short pass intended for RB Adrian Peterson at the Green Bay 48 late in the third quarter, returning the pick 22 yards. Posted four tackles, including a stop of RB Matt Forté for a 1-yard loss in OT…Vs. Detroit (Dec. 28): Recorded his seventh INT on the year, picking off QB Dan Orlovsky’s overthrown pass intended for Calvin Johnson on a slant in the first quarter. Returned the INT 23 yards to the Detroit 41.

2007: Started 14 of 16 games and was named a first alternate for the Pro Bowl…Missed one game due to a toe injury and another to rest up for the playoffs, when he started both contests…Posted 64 tackles (54 solo) with four INTs among 10 passes defensed, plus a fumble recovery…Returned one INT and one fumble for scores, the Packers’ only defensive TDs on the season…Also had a team-high 33 punt returns for 268 yards (8.1 avg.)…Vs. Washington (Oct. 14): Earned NFC Defensive Player of the Week honors and was voted GMC Defensive Player of the Week; recorded five tackles (four solo), with an INT and a fumble return for a TD. In the second quarter, intercepted a pass that deflected off the hands of WR Santana Moss, wrestling the ball away from WR Antwaan Randle El. In the third quarter, DT Corey Williams stripped Moss on an end-around play; Woodson picked up the fumble and ran for a 57-yard, game-winning TD in 17-14 triumph…At Kansas City (Nov. 4): In the fourth quarter, picked off a QB Damon Huard pass intended for WR Samie Parker and returned it 46 yards for a TD, the final score of the game in the 33-22 win. Earlier in the quarter, had a 27-yard punt return that set up a 45-yard FG for a 26-22 advantage. Also tackled RB Larry Johnson for a 1-yard loss in the third quarter…Vs. Minnesota (Nov. 11): With the Vikings in the red zone in the fourth quarter, picked off a QB Brooks Bollinger pass at the Green Bay 2-yard line, helping to preserve an eventual 34-0 Green Bay win, the franchise’s first-ever shutout of Vikings…At Detroit (Nov. 22): Left the game with a toe injury, suffered during a first-quarter 34-yard punt return that was seemingly one block away from a score. Did not return to the contest and missed the next game at Dallas (Nov. 29)…Vs. Detroit (Dec. 30): Sat out to rest up for the playoffs, and went on to post six solo tackles and three passes defensed in the two postseason contests.

2006: Experienced what some might call a rebirth of his career, coming to Green Bay as an unrestricted free agent and producing statistically his best season to that point…Despite battling a painful shoulder injury much of the season, started all 16 contests at LCB and led the team in both INTs (eight) and passes defensed (26)…His 26 passes broken up were the third most ever recorded by a Packers player, behind Harris (28 in 2004) and Evans (27 in 1995)…The eight INTs tied for first in the NFC and tied for third in the league, yet he was snubbed in Pro Bowl voting…Also served as his team’s primary punt returner for the first time since winning the Heisman Trophy at Michigan in 1997, returning 41 punts for 363 yards (8.9 avg.) to easily eclipse the 12 NFL returns he had entering 2006…At Miami (Oct. 22): Led the team with four passes defensed. Picked off a QB Joey Harrington pass that bounced off the hands of TE Randy McMichael and ran it back 23 yards for a TD, his third career score, but first since a 22-yard return of a QB Elvis Grbac INT, Nov. 28, 1999, vs. Kansas City (with Oakland); earlier in the game, came on a corner blitz and sacked Harrington, forcing a punt…At Seattle (Nov. 27): Notched the second two-INT game of his career (also at Chicago, Oct. 5, 2003), and with three passes defensed eclipsed 100 for his career. On the Seahawks’ first drive, intercepted a QB Matt Hasselbeck pass deflected by DT Ryan Pickett to set up the Packers’ first TD. Notched his second Hasselbeck INT in the second quarter, stepping in front of a short pass intended for WR Deion Branch…At San Francisco (Dec. 10): Had a career-long 40-yard punt return, setting up a fourth-quarter FG that iced the contest, plus his first kickoff return since his days at Michigan, when he had all three in his collegiate days in one game, a home loss to Penn State (Nov. 16, 1996). Also pounced on a RB Frank Gore fumble (his fifth career fumble recovery but his first since Nov. 28, 2004, in an Oakland win at Denver)…Vs. Minnesota (Dec. 21): Made his seventh INT of the year, picking off a QB Tarvaris Jackson throw intended for WR Travis Taylor, returning it 14 yards; also had seven punt returns – tying for the second most in franchise history – for 48 yards, including a game-high 18-yard return…At Chicago (Dec. 31): Picked off a second-quarter QB Rex Grossman pass for his eighth INT of the year and his seventh individual takeaway over a six-game stretch.

2005: Started the Raiders’ first six games of the year before suffering a broken leg that sidelined him for the remainder of the season…Was inactive for the subsequent nine contests before Oakland placed him on injured reserve Dec. 29…Finished with 31 tackles (27 solo), one INT among four passes defensed, one forced fumble and three punt returns for 20 yards…Vs. Kansas City (Sept. 18): Opened at FS, his only start of the season not at CB, and had a season-high two passes defensed plus a forced fumble by Parker near midfield with five minutes left, positioning Oakland for a potential go-ahead TD…Vs. Dallas (Oct. 2): Had a second-quarter INT of QB Drew Bledsoe, plus five tackles…Vs. Buffalo (Oct. 23): Fractured his right lower leg late in the second quarter when he tackled RB Willis McGahee at the end of a 4-yard run.

2004: Played in Oakland’s first 13 games, starting 12, before being inactive for the final three contests due to a right knee injury…Had a then-career-high 2½ sacks among 74 total tackles (59 solo)…Also broke up nine passes, including one INT, forced a pair of fumbles, recovered another fumble and returned one punt for 4 yards…Vs. Buffalo (Sept. 19): Sacked Bledsoe for the first of two early-season sacks…Vs. Tampa Bay (Sept. 26): Got a sack for the second straight week, this one against QB Brad Johnson, forcing a fumble in the process…At Houston (Oct. 3): Had a season-high four passes defensed, along with 10 tackles to lead all defenders…At Carolina (Nov. 7): Played in a reserve capacity due to a hip problem…At Denver (Nov. 28): Recovered a RB Reuben Droughns fumble on the opening possession of the second half that led to a quick Raiders TD in a 25-24 triumph…Vs. Kansas City (Dec. 5): Made a then-career-best 13 tackles, including 12 solo. Also intercepted QB Trent Green inside Oakland territory in the second quarter to set up a Raiders TD.

2003: Started the Raiders’ first 15 games at CB, staying healthy throughout the year…Recorded 70 tackles (56 solo), including one sack and one forced fumble…Also made three INTs among eight passes defensed and recovered one fumble…Vs. Cincinnati (Sept. 14): Ended Bengals’ final threat with INT of Kitna in 23-20 victory…At Chicago (Oct. 5): Contributed two second-quarter turnovers leading to a pair of Raiders FGs, recovering a fumble by TE Desmond Clark and returning an INT of QB Kordell Stewart 51 yards in final minute of first half. Later picked off Stewart on the Bears’ initial drive of the second half, giving him his first two-INT game as a professional…At Cleveland (Oct. 12): Forced a RB William Green fumble on the game’s opening possession, leading to a TD which ended up being the Raiders’ only points of the afternoon…Vs. N.Y. Jets (Nov. 9): Posted season-best eight tackles…Vs. Denver (Nov. 30): Matched that tackle total and added a sack of QB Jake Plummer…At San Diego (Dec. 28): Was a healthy inactive.

2002: Saw his season interrupted by injury for the first time as a professional, playing eight regular-season games with seven starts…Was inactive for the other eight league contests due to shoulder and leg injuries…Started all three of Oakland’s postseason games, including Super Bowl XXXVII…Had a team- and career-high four forced fumbles…Also made one INT among four passes defensed, recovered one fumble and posted 37 tackles…Vs. Seattle (Sept. 8): Matched career best with two forced fumbles (also Dec. 16, 2000, at Seattle) among a team-high eight tackles in season-opening victory…At Pittsburgh (Sept. 15): Had a hand in a pair of fourth-quarter turnovers – forcing a WR Hines Ward fumble and intercepting Stewart – in 30-17 win…Vs. San Francisco (Nov. 3): Returned to starting lineup after missing five games with a right shoulder injury and made eight stops, recovering an early RB Garrison Hearst fumble…At Denver (Nov. 11): Had season-best nine tackles in 34-10, Monday night triumph…Vs. N.Y. Jets (AFC Divisional, Jan. 12): Returned to start after right leg injury left him inactive for three of final four regular-season games (playing as first-half sub in the other). Tied for team high with three passes defensed and had six tackles…Vs. Tennessee (AFC Championship, Jan. 19): Shared club lead with eight tackles…Vs. Tampa Bay (Super Bowl XXXVII, Jan. 26): Had eight tackles and intercepted Johnson on the third play of the game, leading to a FG that gave Oakland the first points in eventual 48-21 defeat.

2001: Played in all 16 regular-season games for a fourth straight season, making 15 starts at CB…Also started both of the Raiders’ playoff contests…Finished second on the team in passes defensed with 11, he also weighed in with 53 tackles, two sacks, one INT, one forced fumble and one blocked FG…Additionally, returned punts for the first time as a professional, averaging 11.8 yards on four returns for 47 yards…In just his fourth NFL season, was voted to a fourth consecutive Pro Bowl, though he did not play in the all-star contest due to turf toe…Also was named to the All-Pro teams of Sporting News and College & Pro Football Newsweekly, along with the All-AFC squad of Football News…At Kansas City (Sept. 9): Intercepted Green in season-opening, 27-24 victory…Vs. Seattle (Sept. 30): Recorded the first two sacks of his pro career among a season-high eight tackles, dropping Hasselbeck twice in a 38-14 victory…Vs. Dallas (Oct. 7): Blocked a 41-yard FG try by Tim Seder just before halftime of 28-21 win…At N.Y. Giants (Nov. 25): Forced a FB Greg Comella fumble to blunt an early Giants drive into Oakland territory, among six stops, in eventual 28-10 victory…At Denver (Dec. 30): Did not start due to stomach illness, though he did see action…Vs. N.Y. Jets (AFC Wild Card, Jan. 12): Posted seven stops plus a pair of passes defensed…At New England (AFC Divisional, Jan. 19): Made five tackles and knocked down a pass as Raiders suffered 16-13, OT loss in snowy contest. Provided hit on QB Tom Brady that knocked ball loose late in fourth quarter, leading to future enforcement of the “tuck” rule.             

2000: Led the Raiders in INTs (four), passes defensed (13) and forced fumbles (three) while starting all 16 regular-season games for the third straight year…Also started in both Oakland postseason contests…Finished second on the team in tackles with a then-career-high 79, recovered one fumble and caught one pass for 8 yards…Chosen to his third consecutive Pro Bowl…Was named to the All-Pro team of SI along with earning second-team honors from AP…Also was an All-AFC pick of Football News…Vs. San Diego (Sept. 3): Intercepted QB Ryan Leaf in the season opener…At New Orleans (Nov. 19): Picked off the first NFL pass attempt of QB Aaron Brooks, leading to an Oakland TD, in 31-22 victory. Also recorded six solo stops and a season-high three passes defensed…At Seattle (Dec. 16): Forced a pair of fumbles to establish a career high, including one by Seahawks RB Ricky Watters late in the game, among five tackles. Also intercepted Kitna to stop another Seattle drive…Vs. Miami (AFC Divisional, Jan. 6): Posted three tackles, a fumble recovery and a pass breakup in 27-0 shutout; his second-quarter recovery of a RB Lamar Smith fumble inside Miami territory led to a TD that put the Raiders up 20-0…Vs. Baltimore (AFC Championship, Jan. 14): Contributed a pair of stops and knocked down a pass in loss.

1999: Started all 16 games for the second consecutive season…Earned a second straight Pro Bowl appearance, making his first career start…Also was a consensus All-Pro pick (AP, PFW/PFWA)…Finished fourth on the team in tackles with 61, while additionally ranking second among Raiders with 15 passes defensed…Vs. San Diego (Nov. 14): Saw action on the offensive side of the ball for the first time as a pro when he lined up at WR, making one reception for 19 yards (from QB Rich Gannon)…Vs. Kansas City (Nov. 28): Returned his lone INT of the year 15 yards for a TD in see-saw battle, picking off Grbac in the third quarter for Oakland’s final points…Vs. Tampa Bay (Dec. 19): Recovered a second-quarter fumble to set up a score in blowout victory.

1998: Became the first rookie DB to start all 16 games for the Raiders in 27 years (last was Jack Tatum at S in 1971)…Tied CB Eric Allen for the team lead in INTs with five (also tied for 10th in the AFC), among a club-high 22 passes defensed…His INT total was the most by a Raiders rookie since DB Charles Phillips’ six in 1975…Also paced the secondary – and was third among all Oakland defenders – with 64 tackles, along with contributing two forced fumbles…Was named NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year by AP, PFW and Football Digest, and earned NFL Rookie of the Month honors for December…Also was voted to his first Pro Bowl and was an all-rookie selection of PFW/PFWA…At Kansas City (Sept. 6): Forced a fumble among a season-high seven tackles in NFL debut…At Dallas (Sept. 27): Picked off QB Jason Garrett deep in Raiders’ territory for first pro INT during third quarter of 13-12 victory…At Arizona (Oct. 4): His 46-yard INT return for a TD (off the Cardinals’ Plummer) – his first NFL score – gave Oakland a 16-14 lead it would not relinquish in 23-20 triumph…At San Diego (Dec. 20): Knocked down a season-high five passes, along with three tackles and a late INT of QB Craig Whelihan, in 17-10 victory…1998 Draft: Was the fourth player selected overall, by the Oakland Raiders, the highest DB ever selected out of Michigan.

COLLEGE: Was a three-year starter and letterman (1995-97) at the University of Michigan…Became a starter beginning with the second game of his true freshman season, going on to play in 34 straight games for the Wolverines before turning pro after his junior year…Twice was named Chevrolet Defensive Player of the Year and an All-America selection (1996-97)…Chosen All-Big Ten all three years of his career…Led the Wolverines in INTs for three straight seasons, finishing his collegiate career with 18…Totaled 30 passes broken up…A multi-faceted player, made spot contributions on offense as a receiver and on special teams as a return man with 44 career punt returns…Junior season (1997): Voted the Heisman Trophy recipient, becoming the first predominantly defensive player to win the award presented annually to the top collegiate player…Also named conference Defensive Player of the Year, finishing second in the nation in INTs with eight…A consensus All-American who was voted MVP of Michigan’s co-national championship squad…Also earned recognition as Walter Camp Player of the Year, the Jim Thorpe Award as the nation’s best DB, the Bronko Nagurski Award as the top collegiate defensive player and was named Sporting News Player of the Year…Had 36 punt returns for 301 yards (8.4 avg.), including 78-yard TD in 20-14 triumph over No. 4 Ohio State (Nov. 22), upping the Wolverines’ mark to 11-0 en route to their perfect 12-0 season and being voted national champion by AP…Sophomore season (1996): Posted a then-school-record 15 passes broken up among five INTs, earning first of back-to-back Chevrolet Defensive Player of the Year and All-America honors…Freshman season (1995): Picked off five passes and earned Big Ten Freshman of the Year recognition, as well as first of three straight All-Big Ten selections.

PERSONAL: Given name Charles C. Woodson… Born in Fremont, Ohio…Married to April, the couple has two sons, Charles Jr., 3, and 1-year-old Chase…High school: Was named Ohio’s “Mr. Football” as a senior at Ross H.S. in Fremont, Ohio…Finished prep career with the school’s career records for rushing yards (3,861) and scoring (466 points), including 2,028 yards and 230 points his senior season, when he was a USA Today All-America selection…Accumulated 5,996 all-purpose yards over the course of his career…Also lettered twice in basketball as a guard as well as in track and field, participating as a sprinter, on the relay teams and in the long jump…Community involvement: Made a $2 million donation to the new University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital and Women’s Hospital, which was announced on Thanksgiving Day in 2009; was honored with a “Charles Woodson Day” at the hospital this past spring, and a new Mott facility is scheduled to open this fall…Through several fundraisers, including a golf tournament that shares his name along with those of former teammates Griese and Steve Hutchinson, has helped raise money for the University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital…This past May, the event raised $1.3 million for both the Mott’s Children’s and Von Voigtlander Women’s hospitals…Has held the Charles Woodson Foundation Golf Outing at Thornberry Creek in Green Bay each of the last two summers...Has a website for his foundation, www.charleswoodsonfoundation.org...This past offseason, visited stroke patients in a Milwaukee hospital to help raise awareness about signs and symptoms of a stroke…In 2008, donated $150,000 for academic scholarships to the University of Michigan for students with financial needs studying kinesiology; with funds being matched by the Presidential Scholarship Challenge Program, the amount of endowed scholarships is $300,000 for students from communities where Woodson has ties – Fremont, Ohio; Detroit, Mich.; Oakland, Calif.; and Green Bay. One of the scholarships will be in honor of Woodson’s mother, Georgia, and will go to students in Ohio coming from single-parent households…Has volunteered at a youth football camp held by his former Oakland teammate Zack Crockett, and has participated in events to benefit the Donald Driver Foundation as well as the Donald Driver Celebrity Softball Game…In May 2010, was honored with the Professional Achievement Award at the 13th annual Lee Remmel Sports Awards Banquet…Hobbies/interests: Has an interest in the wine industry, recently leasing acres of vineyards in Napa Valley, Calif. …Lists Deep Cover as his favorite movie and Forty Million Dollar Slaves and The New Revelations: A Conversation with God as his favorite books and Deep Cover as his favorite movie…Enjoys bowling and reading in his spare time…Splits residence between Orlando, Fla., and Atlanta, Ga.

 

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