Saturday, January 31, 2009

Rod Woodson, Five Others, To Be Enshrined In The Pro Football Hall Of Fame

Rod Woodson played 17 seasons in the National Football League, including (the first) 10 with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

How do we remember Rod Woodson?

...A first-round draft pick in 1987, the 10th player selected overall.
...The NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 1993
...A six-time first-team All-Pro choice, five times as a member of the Steelers
...A member of NFL’s 75th Anniversary Team and the NFL’s All-Decade Team of the 1990s
...Third on the NFL all-time career leaders list with 71 interceptions.
...The NFL’s all-time leader in interception return yardage (1,483)
...Holder of the NFL record for most interceptions returned for Touchdowns (12)
...Member of the Professional Football Hall of Fame, Class of 2009

Woodson is remembered for being a Pittsburgh Steeler and that's how he'll go into the Professional Football Hall of Fame.

I predicted Rod Woodson and Bruce Smith would be included in the Class of 2009. While I got those two right I missed on five other picks.

I missed on Dermontti Dawson, Shannon Sharpe, Richard Dent and Chris Carter, as modern-era selections, and Seniors-Committee pick Claude Humphrey.

Joining Woodson and Smith in the Class of 2009 are Bob Hayes, who was nominated by the Seniors-Committee, Ralph Wilson Jr., Randall McDaniel and Derrick Thomas.

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