Pro Football Hall Of Fame 2021 Inductee: CB/S Charles Woodson

Charles Woodson 2014 photo By Jeffrey Beall – Own work, CC BY 3.0, https commons.wikimedia.org

The annual selection meeting capped a year-round selection process. The newly elected Hall of Famers were chosen from a list of 18 Finalists who had been determined earlier by the Pro Football Hall of Fameโ€™s Selection Committee. Representatives of the accounting firm EY tabulated all votes during the virtual meeting.

The Class of 2021 will be enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame during โ€œthe greatest gathering of footballโ€ inside Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton on Sunday, Aug. 8, 2021.

CHARLES WOODSON

Cornerback/Safety โ€ฆ 6-1, 210 โ€ฆ Michigan โ€ฆ 1998-2005, 2013-15 Oakland Raiders, 2006-2012 Green Bay Packers

18 seasons, 254 games โ€ฆ Made an immediate impact for Raiders after being drafted fourth overall in 1998, earning the AP Defensive Rookie of the Year award and a Pro Bowl berth โ€ฆ Intercepted at least one pass in each of his 18 seasons (one year shy of Darrell Greenโ€™s NFL-record 19) โ€ฆ Totaled 65 career interceptions, tied for fifth in League history โ€ฆ Fourth in NFL history for passes defensed with 183 โ€ฆ Twice led NFL in interceptions (nine in 2009; seven in 2011) โ€ฆ In 2014, became first player in NFL history with 50 career interceptions and 20 sacks โ€ฆ Forced 33 fumbles and recovered 18 โ€ฆ AP Defensive Player of the Year in 2009 โ€ฆ Member of NFLโ€™s All-Decade Team of the 2000s โ€ฆ First-Team All-Pro four times โ€ฆ Elected to nine Pro Bowls โ€ฆ Appeared in Super Bowl XXXVII with Oakland, contributing five tackles and an interception in 48-21 loss to Tampa Bay โ€ฆ Contributed two tackles in 31-25 Green Bay victory over Pittsburgh in Super Bowl XLV โ€ฆ Co-holder of NFL record with 13 career defensive touchdowns โ€ฆ One of only two players (with Hall of Famer Marcus Allen) to win Heisman Trophy, AP (Defensive) Rookie of the Year, AP (Defensive) Player of the Year and a Super Bowl title in his career โ€ฆ Born Oct. 7, 1976 in Fremont, Ohio.

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