NFL: Green Bay 17, Washington 14

GREEN BAY, Wis., Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Charles Woodson scored on a 57-yard fumble return Sunday as Green Bay edged the Washington Redskins 17-14.

Packers sign Woodson to $52.7 million deal

GREEN BAY, Wis., May 1 (UPI) -- The Green Bay Packers signed cornerback Charles Woodson on Monday to a contract reported to be for seven years and $52.7 million.

Celebs line up for pre-Super Bowl 'Salute'

DETROIT, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- The Four Tops, 32 sports legends and Super Bowl coaches Bill Cowher and Mike Holmgren will star in a pre-Super Bowl event at Detroit's Fox Theater.

Woodson, Pace are franchise players

INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- The Oakland Raiders became the second team to put a franchise player designation on a Pro Bowl cornerback, putig the tag on Charles Woodson on Saturday.

Raiders fire Bill Callahan

OAKLAND, Calif., Dec. 31 (UPI) -- In the wake of player unrest and a dismal season, Bill Callahan, as expected, has been fired as coach of the Oakland Raiders.

Report: Raiders axe Bill Callahan

WALNUT CREEK, Calif., Dec. 31 (UPI) -- It appears Bill Callahan has joined the ranks of unemployed NFL head coaches.

Oakland Raiders remain cryptic on coach

OAKLAND, Calif., Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis has yet to decide the fate of Bill Callahan, but it would be surprising if the coach is not dismissed.

Tampa Bay 48, Oakland 21

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- The National Football League's No. 1 defense dominated both early and late Sunday night, turning a franchise that once was considered the worst of all time into

Injured Raiders return to practice

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Oakland cornerback Charles Woodson, center Barret Robbins and outside linebacker Eric Barton returned to practice Thursday and received high marks from Coach Bi

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Raiders list three as questionable

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- The Oakland Raiders listed three starters -- cornerback Charles Woodson, center Barret Robbins and outside linebacker Eric Barton -- as questionable Wednesday f

Oakland hosts Titans for AFC crown

OAKLAND, Calif., Jan. 18 (UPI) -- The Tennessee Titans, who were crushed the last time they visited the "Black Hole," will give it another try Sunday.
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Charles Woodson
NYP97121401-14 DECEMBER 1997 - NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA: Winner of the 63rd Annual Heisman Trophy, Michigan's cornerback Charles Woodson, poses for pictures, December 13, at the Downtown Atletic Club in New York City. Woodson is the first defensive player to win the award. UPI js/ JASON SZENES

Charles C. Woodson (born October 7, 1976) is an American football cornerback for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at the University of Michigan for the Michigan Wolverines. In 1997, Woodson led the Wolverines to a national championship. He is the only player in the history of NCAA Division I-A football to win the Heisman Trophy as a primarily defensive player, edging out then University of Tennessee and current Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning.

Woodson was selected by the Oakland Raiders with the fourth pick in the first round of the 1998 NFL Draft. In his first season with Oakland, Woodson was selected as the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year by the Associated Press. He was named to the Pro Bowl and earned All-Pro recognition three consecutive times (1999–2001). In a memorable 2002 AFC playoff match against the New England Patriots, Woodson seemed to have clinched the game by laying a hit on quarterback Tom Brady and forcing a fumble, but the ruling was controversially overturned. Woodson later battled several nagging injuries in consecutive seasons in Oakland, leading to his departure and becoming a free agent after the 2005 NFL season.

On April 26, 2006, Woodson signed a seven-year, $52 million contract with the Green Bay Packers. In his first season in Green Bay, Woodson was the team's punt returner and led the National Football Conference with eight interceptions, surpassing his previous career high of five, in his rookie year. In his second season in Green Bay, the injury problems returned and Woodson was forced to sit out two games. In four seasons with Green Bay, Woodson has recorded 28 interceptions, eight of which he returned for touchdowns. In eight seasons with Oakland, Woodson had recorded 17, two of which were returned for touchdowns. He was the AP NFL Defensive Player of the Year for the 2009 NFL season.

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