Facts about Rod Woodson.


 

FULL NAME  Roderick Kevin Woodson

POSITION  Cornerback, safety

BIRTHDATE  March 10, 1965

BIRTHPLACE  Fort Wayne, Ind.

HIGH SCHOOL  R. Nelson Snider

COLLEGE  Purdue University

PRO CAREER  17 seasons, 228 games with the Pittsburgh Steelers from 1987-96, Baltimore Ravens from 1998-2001 and Oakland Raiders from 2002-03.

DRAFTED  First round (10th overall) in 1987 by Steelers

UNIFORM NUMBER  22

BIOGRAPHY  Woodson owns NFL records for interceptions returned for touchdowns (12) and interception return yards (1,483). He went to a Pro Bowl in his third NFL season, launching a run of 11 Pro Bowls — a record for a defensive back — in 14 years. He was in the middle of his career in 1994 when he was named to the NFL’s 75th anniversary all-star team.

TODAY  Woodson and his wife, Nikki, live in Pleasanton, Calif., with their five children. He is an analyst for NFL Network, working out of the Los Angeles studios. He and his former Raiders teammate John Parella have helped coach the defense at Valley Christian High School, where Rod’s son, Dimitrius, is a team member. He is a partner in Woodson Motorsports, a BMW motorcycle dealership in his native Fort Wayne.

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