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Rod Woodson Career NFL Stats 1987-2003
G
SOLOTKL
AST TKL
COMB TKL
SACKS
INT
INT TD
FF
FR
FRTD
238
530
108
1,158
13.5
71
12
20
32
0

 

 

 

Rod Woodson Childhood

Roderick Kevin Woodson was born on March 10, 1965 in Fort Wayne, IN. He is the son of Linda Jo and James Woodson. Growing up in a small town in Indiana was hard for Rod and his family. His father was black and mother was white, and they faced racism from both sides. This made the Woodson family especially close, and Rod and his brothers only trusted each other. This also involved sports as Rod played football early on just to be able to play with his siblings.

 

 

 

 

 

Rod Woodson High School Stats and Awards

Rod attended Sinder High School. He was three-sport star in track, basketball and football. So much so he won state titles in hurdles, All-Conference honors in basketball and All-American honors in football on both sides of the ball. Wanting to stay close to home, the talented Woodson accepted a scholarship offer to play for Purdue.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rod Woodson College Stats and Notes

Woodson played for Purdue from 1983-86. He had 11 INTs and took three of them back for TDs during his college career. The Boilermakers made a bowl game appearance once with Woodson in the 1984 Peach Bowl.  Woodson was a 3-time First Team All-Big Ten and a two-time First Team All-American.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Awards and Achievements
MVP
All-Pro

1st Team: 1989, 1990, 1992, 1993 1994, 2002

2nd Team: 1991, 1996

Pro Bowl Selections
1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994 1996, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002
Defensive Player of the Year Award
Achievements

Super Bowl Champion

XXXV

Member of 1990s All-Decade Team

Member of NFL 75th Anniversary All-Time Team

Member of NFL 100th Anniversary All-Time Team

 

Rod Woodson NFL Career Stats and Notes

Rod was selected 10th overall in the 1987 Draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers. He played the first ten seasons of his career in the Steel City. After the 1996 season he signed with the San Francisco 49ers via free agency. Woodson spent only one year in the Bay before heading back to the AFC Central (most teams are now in the AFC North) and joined the Baltimore Ravens. He played four seasons in Baltimore and got to win a Super Bowl ring as the Ravens beat the New York Giants in Super Bowl XXXV. After the 2001 season, Woodson headed west to the Bay again, this time signing with the Oakland Raiders. After two seasons with the Raiders, Woodson retired. Rod was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2009.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rod Woodson 1993 NFL Defensive Player of the Year

Rod had one of his best seasons of his NFL career in 1993. As a member of the Steelers, Rod accumulated 95 tackles and a career high 8 INTs. He took one of those INTs back for a score. Woodson helped the Steelers reach the AFC Championship that year. Individually he was a First Team All-Pro selection and named to the Pro Bowl. Woodson’s spectacular play also earned him the NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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