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Packers release Charles Woodson

Packers release Charles Woodson

GREEN BAY, Wis., Feb. 15 (UPI) -- The Green Bay Packers Friday released defensive back Charles Woodson, who went to the Pro Bowl four times as a Packer but played in just seven games in 2012.
Polamalu is NFL's best-liked, fans say

Polamalu is NFL's best-liked, fans say

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- A survey of football fans named Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu the NFL's best-like player.

Packers' Woodson out 6 weeks with injury

GREEN BAY, Wis., Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Green Bay Packers safety Charles Woodson will be out six weeks after team doctors determined Monday he has a broken collarbone.

Stafford tickets go to sick girl, family

ANN ARBOR, Mich., May 21 (UPI) -- Detroit Lions quarterback Matt Stafford made the winning bid on tickets to a Lions-Bears game and donated them to a children's hospital patient and her family.

NFL: Green Bay 30, Carolina 23

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Aaron Rodgers found Greg Jennings and Jordy Nelson on scoring strikes Sunday and the Green Bay Packers rallied for a 30-23 win over Carolina.
NFL: Washington 16, Green Bay 13 (OT)

NFL: Washington 16, Green Bay 13 (OT)

LANDOVER, Md., Oct. 10 (UPI) -- Graham Gano split the uprights with a 33-yard field goal 8:14 into overtime Sunday, giving the Washington Redskins a 16-13 decision over Green Bay.

Man guilty of 'wearing' guinea pig

FRONT ROYAL, Va., May 19 (UPI) -- A Virginia man has been convicted of animal cruelty for skinning a guinea pig and wearing its skin as a head covering, officials said.
NFL: Green Bay 33, Arizona 7

NFL: Green Bay 33, Arizona 7

GLENDALE, Ariz., Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Aaron Rodgers racked up 235 passing yards and accounted for two touchdowns Sunday in Green Bay's 33-7 rout of Arizona.
Drew Brees earns NFC player honor

Drew Brees earns NFC player honor

NEW YORK, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees is the NFC Offensive Player of the Week after throwing five touchdown passes against New England.
Sidney Rice leads top NFC players

Sidney Rice leads top NFC players

NEW YORK, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Minnesota wide receiver Sidney Rice is the NFC's Offensive Player of the Week after his seven catches for 201 yards last Sunday against Detroit.
Drew Brees tops monthly NFC honorees

Drew Brees tops monthly NFC honorees

NEW YORK, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees Thursday was named the NFC Offensive Player of the Month for September.

NFL: Green Bay 48, Detroit 25

DETROIT, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Aaron Rodgers passed for three touchdowns Sunday, keying the Green Bay Packers' 48-25 victory over the Detroit Lions.

Packers GM named top NFL executive

ST. LOUIS, March 27 (UPI) -- Green Bay General Manager Ted Thompson is the NFL's top executive for 2007.

Brady among NFL weekly player honorees

NEW YORK, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady Wednesday was among the latest players earning NFL Player of the Week honors.
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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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